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The Environmental Strategy of Rally Estonia

The environmental strategy of Rally Estonia is the principles of our environmental activities and the long-term goals and development directions, purposes and organizations involved in achieving the goals. The environmental strategy is defined as the development of the Rally Estonia's environmental policy. 

FIA ​​has assumed responsibility for reducing the climate change footprint and, in collaboration with the members at competition events, supports their efforts to reduce sustainable development and the carbon footprint.

The slogan that reflects our goals and strategies is ''Flat out to a green future!''

The strategic objectives for 2020-2030 are:

  1.   Climate change mitigation and air quality, carbon reduction and offsets

By 2050 Estonia aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by 60 percent compared to 1990 levels. The specific sub-objective is to reduce the share of cars running on conventional fuels by half by 2030 and eliminate these completely by 2050.

FIA ​​has set a strategic goal in 2021 to draw up plans to reduce carbon emissions by 20% in 2025 and 50% in 2030. In 2021 emission offsets will be started in the selected projects through compensation; In 2027 investments in carbon capture technology and possible synergies with sustainable fuels by 2030 will be started to achieve zero carbon status.

      2. Waste reduction

RRR (reduce, reuse, recycle) principle

In order to decrease waste disposal, it is important to significantly reduce waste generation by developing waste sorting, recovery and recycling. It is also important to reduce the hazardousness of waste and the content of hazardous substances in waste.
       3. Sustainable use of natural resources (protection of groundwater and surface water), conservation of landscapes and biodiversity

The aim is to monitor the amount of water and effluent used, reduce use where possible and treat effluent properly. Compliance with standards for protected areas and protected species.

       4. Participation in sustainable development processes

RE considers the participation in the sustainability debate with researchers, other organizations and the general public important, by joining therefore the Green Tiger as a founding member.

Environmental objectives for 2022: 

  • Switch to renewable energy - Achieve at least 50% of Renewable energy at HQ and Service Park in contract with ERM - using Renewable energy and Solarstone’s Green Mobile Energy technical solutions during the rally.
  • Improve transportation efficiency by reducing transport carbon emissions by 5% per year during 4 years compared to 2021 (using hybrid or electric cars as most of the organisational vehicles, improve the travel efficiency of Rally Estonia organisation and partners).  Improve travel policy by using IT development.
  • Embed sustainability criteria into procurement decisions and strength management commitment / controls by implementing fully comprehensive guidelines.
  • By developing a monitoring methodology define the scope of impact monitoring and strength management commitment and controls by implementing fully comprehensive guidelines.
  • Increase internal and external knowledge and environmental competence in cooperation with partners and using platform Rohetiiger (Green Tiger).
  • Apply for the 3-star FIA Environmental Accreditation
  • Improve waste management at the event by optimizing the collection system and increasing the number of separate sorting bins.  Expand environmental information and knowledge to spectators and teams by the help of volunteers.
  • Draw up an Annual Environmental Sustainability report collecting information for all objectives in 2022 and prepare improving areas for next event by the Board.

The Environmental Strategy of Rally Estonia (pdf)