SailGP achieves triple-gold status in United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative

London: the sport’s pinnacle league featuring the most competitive racing on-water – is the first organisation to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and three gold medals in the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative by achieving the highest standard for measuring, reducing and contributing its entire global footprint since day one.

SailGP’s eight national teams compete not only for the biggest prize in the sport, they also Race for the Future, championing a world powered by nature (wind, sun and water). With the ocean as its racetrack, SailGP is celebrating World Oceans Day with the news that it had achieved the three gold medals.

The achievement shows SailGP’s strong commitment to putting purpose at the heart of its global championship, making more impact than it’s footprint to become verified as climate positive by One Carbon World; a global resource partner of the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative.

The achievement in the Climate Neutral Now initiative is a recognition that the league has; Completed a full measurement of its scope 3 emissions since day one
A robust plan to reduce its absolute carbon emissions by 55 percent by 2025
Fully contributed towards mitigating its remaining footprint by supporting UN renewable energy projects in developing countries

SailGP uses cutting edge technology to remove more carbon than its footprint and is committed to being 100 percent powered by nature on-water and on-shore at events by 2025.

Initiatives such as adopting clean energy, switching to zero emission ePropulsion electric engines for some of its support boat fleet, purpose-enhancing Race For The Future SailGP team partnerships, efficiencies in global sports event logistics and revolutionary remote broadcasting capabilities – resulting in more than 50 tonnes of shipping container weight reduction – are all part of the journey towards racing for a better future.

Visit http://SailGP.com for the full story and more information on Race for the Future and SailGP’s Climate Positive initiatives.