Sustainable development plan

Committed to the planet

Firmly committed to sustainable development, Tennis Canada has integrated ecoresponsible measures into the organization of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank for several years now. In addition, Tennis Canada is proud to join forces with RECYC-QUÉBEC as part of its sustainable development plan. Innovation and the ongoing improvement of its practices have extended Tennis Canada’s commitment to all tournament stakeholders. In recognition of this success, Rogers Cup was honoured to be named the 2018 Sustainable Sports Event of the Year at the 12th annual PRESTIGE Awards presented by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.

2018 RESULTS

GREENHOUSE GAS OFFSETTING

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by players, employees, volunteers and the tournament itself (energy, transportation, waste) are neutralized through the purchase of carbon credits. A carbon credit is a unit equivalent to the sequestration of one tonne of CO2. The credit may also be equivalent to a certain number of trees planted or funding for projects to reduce GHG emissions in other activity sectors. Over 1 347 tonnes of GHG emissions have been offset to date.

WASTE REDUCTION TARGET

Results: Of the 90 tonnes of waste generated during Rogers Cup 2018, 80% (72 tonnes) was reclaimed through composting and recycling and diverted from landfill.

ALTERNATIVES TO SOLO CAR USE

RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS BUILDING

Results: Year after year, stakeholder participation increases, making it possible to achieve impressive results!

Tennis Canada would like to thank all the volunteers, suppliers, employees, sponsors and ticketholders who contributed to the attainment of its objectives.

Through actions like choosing public transportation and responsibly sorting your waste, you’re helping us achieve great results and protect our planet. Thank you!