ACCIONA, the tournament’s official sponsor, will be showcasing a range of sustainable solutions to neutralise any actions that harm Madrid’s environment and its social surroundings, favouring economies of scale and ensuring a positive impact that will set an example for future sports events.
To this end, the company has established a set of regulations that will be followed during the tournament, with the main goal of contributing to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
Any spectators travelling to the event in an electric vehicle or in a vehicle with more than three occupants will be able to park on the premises free of charge.
The tournament will have a fleet of 40 electric and hybrid vehicles for the event’s official transport service (players, sponsors, etc.).
‘Motosharing’ and neutral emissions at the end of the event by obtaining certified emission reduction (CER), recognised by the UN.
Electric vehicle charging points will be installed in the car parks for all electric vehicles entering the tournament.
Contracting transport companies that are committed to sustainable mobility and low-environmental impact (‘motosharing’ from ACCIONA, BMW, etc.).
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and carbon footprint calculations for the tournament with special attention to emissions generated by the movement of players, suppliers and members of the public, above all in order to apply corrective measures and improvements for future editions.
ACCIONA would also like to see the players themselves join them in their commitment to sustainability and regeneration at the Acciona Open de España presented by Madrid and will therefore be including a special award for the top five participating players called the ‘ACCIONA Emissions Under Par Award’.
The prize will consist in the company committing, in line with initiatives already in place with the City Council and the Community of Madrid, to plant trees in the name of each of the five players (between 3,000 and 4,500 trees in total) which, will allow the carbon emissions each of them and their teams is estimated to generate throughout a complete season to be compensated for as many as ten times over, depending on the player’s finishing position.