The word “Sustainability” is often used when we speak about environmental or “green” practices and initiatives. Yet, it is a word that encompasses much more than this. Sustainability involves the concept of social equity and economic soundness – in addition to environmental integrity.
The AISTS has been producing various sustainability publications, case studies and reports for a diverse number of sports organisations that include both international federations and cities. We are able to provide applied research into current sustainable practices and trends, quick start guides, integration and recommendations and legacy.
Below are examples of our development projects:
International Canoe Federation (ICF): Sustainability Project
The ICF commissioned the AISTS to develop a multi-phase plan with the three following objectives:
- To provide the ICF with an overview of good sustainability practices related to canoeing
- To develop a sustainability management plan including concrete objectives and easy-to-use guidelines for canoeing events.
- To complete a full circle of defining, implementing and reporting on sustainability with 3 selected canoeing event.
The three objectives were successfully completed and a comprehensive report was produced by the AISTS and delivered to the ICF. If you would like a copy of the report please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about this project here.
The International SAMBO Federation (FIAS): Sustainability Report
The FIAS sustainability report was created in order to introduce sustainable practices in FIAS events. Any sports event has an effect on the three pillars of sustainability management and vice-versa. There are abundant resources in our current era that are used to their maximum extent. If such usage continues, there might not be anything left for future generations. Hence, FIAS wanted to make the statement that sustainability is possible in an event comprising of three hundred individuals and even a thousand individuals, if the right strategy is in place.
The report comprised of four sections and each section provided a detailed explanation of what, why and how the initiatives were implemented, the best practices and the future initiatives that would be considered for future events. The target audience for this report was the FIAS stakeholders and International Sports Organisations. The report was written based on the G4 reporting standard of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)2.
To view this report, click here.
City of Richmond: 7 Step Quick Guide
The AISTS worked with the City of Richmond in 2016, through the AISTS SSE Toolkit, to enhance the ability of event organisers to host sustainable events within the city of Richmond. The City of Richmond simplified the AISTS SSE Toolkit to a manageable and easy to use ‘Richmond Sustainable Event 7-Step Quick Guide’ that is now a resource available to their stakeholders. Event organisers of small to medium community events can find all the tools they need to plan, produce and deliver more sustainable events via the City of Richmond website. To view the 7 Step Quick Guide, click here.