Sustainability

Our Vision

The 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships will be an unforgettable sporting event that will set standards in social integration and equality, increase the popularity of cycling as a sustainable means of sport and transport and promote Zurich as an attractive cycling region.

Our sustainability concept is based on our vision and on the NIV guidelines (Sustainability & Innovation = Legacy) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It is orientated towards the sustainability dimensions of environment, society, economy and management.

Goals

We integrate the four dimensions of sustainability into all areas of the event and its lasting accompanying measures (legacy projects). We drive innovative ideas and leave a positive legacy.

Mobility

  • We promote the bicycle as a means of sport and transport.
  • We are establishing Zurich as an ambassador for cycling in everyday life and thus contributing to Zurich’s climate goals.

Climate and environmental protection

  • We protect the ecosystem as far as we can and use existing and reusable infrastructure wherever possible.
  • We focus on renewable energies and energy efficiency.

Waste management

  • We do not use any non-essential materials and favour systematic recycling.

Materials & Products

  • We produce as much as necessary, as little as possible and observe the principle of the circular economy
  • We focus on local suppliers, regional products and an attractive veggie range.

Tourism & location promotion

  • We are strengthening Zurich’s image as a (cycling) tourism destination, business and knowledge centre.
  • We inspire our guests with our hospitality and celebrate Zurich with Sechseläutenplatz and the fan zones as a vibrant centre.

 

Involvement of SMEs

  • We create a platform for the involvement and participation of interested regional SMEs and favour regional and local providers.

Ethics & Integrity

  • We act ethically and with integrity in compliance with legal requirements

Transparency & disclosure

  • We review, evaluate and publicise the impact of the event on the environment, society and the economy.

Inclusion & diversity

  • We are setting new standards in social inclusion and equality at major sporting events in Switzerland.
  • We raise awareness of para-sport and campaign for its integration.

Sports & health promotion

  • We are creating an international sporting event that inspires and brings cycling to the people.

Social commitment

  • We offer Zurich an unforgettable cycling festival that is as accessible as possible and supported by the population.

 

Implementation

Protecting the climate and the environment

  • Utilisation of renewable energies
  • Increasing energy efficiency
  • Utilisation of existing infrastructures
  • Protecting the ecosystem
 
 

Tourism promotion

  • Development of attractive offers for longer stays in combination with cycling
  • Legacy project Zurich Rides

Management systems

  • Strategic & operational support
  • Analyses & reports

Beacon

Integration of volunteers with disabilities

Inclusion & Diversity

  • Promoting para-cycling
  • Creating an offer for the whole cycling family
  • Use of inclusive language

Mobility

  • Minimising the use of cars
  • Focus on sustainable event travel by bike or public transport (combined tickets)
  • Use of cargo bikes

Location promotion

  • Visualisation of attractive university projects
  • Legacy project Zurich Rides, Veloforum etc.

Beacon

Drafting a charter

Beacon

Promote local event travel by bike

Sports& Health Promotion

  • Promotion of cycling & junior sports
  • Integration of schools
  • Legacy projects such as Züri Velo Cup, Zäme ufs Velo, Cycle on Zurich, Zurich Rides, Trail-centers

Waste Management

  • Well thought-out waste management:
    • Reduction of food waste
    • Implementation of reusable crockery
  • Promotion of public drinking water

INVOLVEMENT SME

  • Involvement of local SMEs and service providers during Zurich 2024

beacon

Ensure a barrier-free event experience with hosted areas

Beacon

Offer a tasty veggie range of food

Social Commitment

  • Involvement of neighbourhood associations, businesses and communities along the route
  • Cooperation with non-profit organisations

Materials & Products

  • Use of sustainable reusable materials
  • Sustainable procurement of regional, seasonal and certified products

Sustainability Charter

Here you will find the charter signed by all board members of the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships Zurich Association (Cycling World Championships 2023 Association).

Zurich 2024 Family

Host Partners

Main Partners

Official Partners

Official Suppliers

Media Partners

Institutional Partners

Main Charity Partner