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Sustainability round-up: July 13

July 13 2023

The latest sustainability round-up includes a new partnership for Major League Soccer (MLS) club Inter Miami CF, the use of sustainable fuels for Tour de France helicopters, Forest Green Rovers’ extended deal with DPD and Australian Football League (AFL) team Richmond’s continued commitment to achieving net zero by 2040.

Sustainability round-up: July 13

MLS club Inter Miami CF has announced that logistics and freight forwarder company Fracht Group has become its shirt sleeve sponsor in a multi-year deal. The partnership will see Fracht Group demonstrate its commitment to environmental and social initiatives in collaboration with the Inter Miami CF Foundation. 

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Helicopters used during this year’s Tour de France are utilising sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of the cycling event. Helicopters from HBG, a family-owned company with two brands including Mont Blanc Hélicoptères and Hélicoptères de France, are being used by the organiser of the Tour – ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) – and broadcast partners. 

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Parcel delivery company DPD has signed a two-year deal with English League Two football club, Forest Green Rovers. DPD is aiming to become the most sustainable delivery company in the UK, with over 3,000 electric vehicles already on the road. The business has already been FGR’s parcel delivery partner for the past two seasons, with the partnership extended by two more years. 

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AFL club Richmond recently hosted a Let’s Kick Climate Goals event, to discuss the progress it has made since launching its Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. Richmond was the first AFL club to launch its own three-year plan, with steps on how the club can deliver on its United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. 

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