WRC launches sustainability roadbook ahead of Beyond Rally event in Portugal

Revealed at SportsPro Live, the strategy sets overarching goals for the future of the rally championship.
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The World Rally Championship (WRC) has unveiled its sustainability roadbook, which was presented for the first time at SportsPro Live at the Kia Oval.

Confirmed:

  • The strategy covers the operations of WRC Promoter and Rallycross Promoter, as well as all championships under their umbrellas
  • Beyond Rally will be established as the platform for all sustainability initiatives

Context:

As part of the strategy, an overarching goal has been defined for each action area, with targets spanning the short term (2024-2025), mid term (2026-2030), and long term (2030 onwards).

The action area for climate includes WRC and World RX’s carbon footprint measurement of 2022, the baseline year, and set a carbon management plan between 2023 and 2030. The responsible management action area also sets a roadmap for certifying all championships stakeholders with the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) three-star environmental accreditation until 2027.

Comment:

WRC Promoter’s head of sustainability Santiago Peña Gomez said: “The roadbook is WRC’s manifesto to guide and position our championships as a driving force for sustainable progress. It reflects the vision and collective will of our stakeholders to steer rallying towards a resilient and socially responsible future, recognising the challenges ahead and leveraging our innovative spirit to achieve long-term transformation.”

Coming next:

WRC will host the second edition of its Beyond Rally forum in Portugal ahead of its next rally in the country on 9th May.

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