Event

Sustainability

We are 

Big enough to matter - small enough to care

When Denmark will be hosting the World Championships in four of the equestrian disciplines for the first time, sustainability is an important matter of course both before, during, and after the event in August 2022.

Despite the size, Denmark is known all over the world for being a frontrunner towards a green transition. Our vision is to set new standards on how to develop and execute big sporting events with a sustainable mindset as together we are big enough to matter – small enough to care.

 

Displaying sustainable opportunities to the world

70 participating countries, more than 200.000 guests, 1100 national and international accredited media and 200 million viewing audience, Denmark and the city of Herning is in the center of the world’s attention in august 2022. This attention will be used to show the world how Denmark, the World Championships, and our ambitious partners work within the sustainability area.

Likewise, our mindset goes far beyond the Danish borders as to why we wisely have chosen three of United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals as our international reference.

Sustainable Development Goals

Affordable and Clean Energy:
Increase energy efficiency through green and sustainable energy supply, herein water and wind supply.

Responsible Consumption and Production:
Ensure sustainable consumption and production with circular economy in mind.

Partnerships for the Goals:
Strengthen the means of partnerships between public- and privately-owned companies, to be realized through a committed corporation. 

Our thoughts

In all respects, we aim towards creating a sustainable World Championship, knowing that events of this size and complexity can be challenged by sustainability goals. Therefore, our most crucial message is that if we all do just a little, together we do a lot. 

Visually, the sustainability theme and our approach to this will be impossible to miss, as an entire area in EquiPark is allocated as a green zone to show our guests and the rest of the world, how Denmark and our partners work within the matter of sustainability.

Read our Letter of intent to suppliers right here!

A growing legacy

Our feet are firmly rooted in the Danish soil, and so will the legacy of the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning – Denmark 2022. In corporation with the Municipality of Herning, the World Championship Wood will be raised as a natural area to contribute to climate neutrality, biodiversity, social responsibility and co-production. The World Championship wood will be the legacy of the organizers and their partners and provide long lasting inspiration that benefits animals, humans, and nature.

Head of Green Project
Margrethe Angel
DEN
Head of Office
Malou Trabjerg
DEN
Side Events Manager
Sofie Loft
DEN
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