UCI launches Sustainability Impact Tracker
The UCI, cycling’s global governing body, has launched the UCI Sustainability Impact Tracker, an online platform that will allow the sport’s stakeholders to measure their impact.
The UCI collaborated with service providers Global Climate Initiatives (GCI) and 261pi to launch the tool as it works towards its Agenda 2030 and UCI Climate Action Charter objectives.
The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, which will bring together 13 individual UCI World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland from today (August 3) until August 13, will be the first to have their carbon footprint and sustainability impact tracked through the platform.
Organisers will calculate the footprint and measure contributions towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainability Impact Tracker will be proposed to all of cycling’s stakeholders, including National Federations, UCI Teams and event organisers.
“Competitive cycling is built on data, innovation and improving performance,” said UCI Director General Amina Lanaya. “We must take the same approach to make our sport sustainable, and we have taken a big step in this direction with the launch of the UCI Sustainability Impact Tracker. The UCI congratulates and thanks the 2023 Cycling World Championships for embracing this innovation and continuing our sport’s sustainability journey by developing their Sustainability Framework.”
“We must take the same approach to make our sport sustainable, and we have taken a big step in this direction with the launch of the UCI Sustainability Impact Tracker."
The solution will help to support the cycling industry to develop action plans, and track and communicate social, environmental and economic impacts. The 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships will also publish a Sustainability Framework based on 10 commitments under the pillars of People, Place and Planet.
This Framework will set out targets linked to the event’s commitments and key policy areas, to demonstrate the Championships’ contributions to sustainable development in Scotland.
UCI Cycling World Championships Chief Executive Trudy Lindblade added: “The Championships is more than just an event and through the delivery of our sustainability strategy which focuses on the three key pillars of people, place and planet, our goal is to work in collaboration with partners to effect change by celebrating the power of the bike.
“By delivering an inspirational event, we hope it will contribute to a sustainable and inclusive future for cycling in Scotland while also providing a blueprint for future editions of the UCI Cycling World Championships.”