Sustainability is an important perspective for the Evian Triathlon and through it we have the opportunity to reach out and influence a large number of people to raise awareness and inspire them. As part of our sustainability strategy, we want to minimize our carbon footprint.
In order to respond to the impact on the environment and more particularly to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, the Evian Triathlon encourages the use of "low carbon" transportation such as train, bicycle, walking or public transportation in general... For example, the train emits between 40 and 80 times less GHG than a car (1 person) or a plane trip, depending on the type of train used. The Leman Express (Line 1) as well as the TER (regional train) stop at the Evian-les-Bains train station, which is 5 minutes walk from the event village and the start of the races (in Parc Dollfuss), which is a plus in our efforts to minimize carbon impact.
Bike parks will also be set up around the event village to facilitate the arrival by bike and encourage participants and spectators to travel by this means of transportation.
The majority of our suppliers and service providers are also local with a real territorial anchoring such as the products proposed on the refueling stations like the local products coming from our partner la Fromagerie de la Fruitière. We increasingly limit the goodies on the event and opt mainly for useful runner gifts so that there is no overproduction, nor overconsumption.
The Evian triathlon supports the Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman to help preserve this exceptional setting.
Lake Geneva, a veritable natural jewel, is home to an exceptional wealth of biodiversity and history. Its waters are home to numerous species, making Lake Geneva a vitally important ecosystem. Since 1980, the ASL has been working daily to ensure that the water in the lake and its tributaries remains as pure as possible. They conduct scientific studies, take action to protect habitats and organize educational events to raise public awareness, especially among children, of the need to preserve this unique biodiversity.
We invite all participants to make a donation when registering for the event, or to raise their own awareness of the cause.
All our races are open to people with reduced mobility in order to allow everyone to enjoy the Evian Triathlon, for example we open our races to visually impaired people accompanied by a guide, or other disabilities.
We set up areas dedicated to disabled triathletes to allow them to benefit from the best possible comfort, such as during transitions in the changing area.
We advocate for gender equality by putting an emphasis on communication to encourage women to participate in our long distance races, which are still mostly run by men.
We contribute to the preservation of the environment by setting up specific sorting garbage cans (PET, aluminum, glass, other waste) on the entire site. This allows us to recycle the remaining waste and to limit the pollution of our environment. In this state of mind, the participants have the obligation to throw away their waste in the zones envisaged for this purpose.
We prohibit the distribution of flyers in the village and limit the distribution of goodies and free objects, except those made from recycled elements. Finally, posters and postcards are available to the public (not distributed) and must be printed on recycled paper, FSC or PEFC certified paper.