Charter

Objective


The objective of this document is to lay down the plan for the six running events to meet standards of ecological sustainability and social inclusiveness.

This document seeks to

  • Lay down the policies and plans
  • Process of monitoring its effectiveness
  • Monitor the implementation and
  • Provide transparency and public disclosure.

Planning & Communication


The events shall be planned in such a manner as to reduce the event’s environmental footprint and increase the social impact is designed with the several sections as listed. This document has been accepted by the principle stakeholders in the event namely, State Bank of India, Entertainment Network India Limited &YouTooCanRun Sports Management Private Limited.

This document will be published on the website for all the external stakeholders to go through and provide transparency in the process. The initial impact of this event will be in the 6 cities where the event is to be conducted in the first quarter of 2018. The 6 cities are:

  • Mumbai - 4th February 2018
  • Delhi - 18th February 2018
  • Chennai –25thth February 2018
  • Bangalore - 18th February 2018
  • Ahmedabad - 25th February 2018
  • Chandigarh - 4th March 2018
This document recognizes that the various stakeholders in the process include besides the promoter stakeholders namely, State Bank of India, Entertainment Network India Limited &YouTooCanRun Sports Management Private Limited also the external stakeholders namely, the participants, the civil and municipal authorities, the venue hiring authorities the NGOs working towards social impact and environment impact minimization and neighbourhood and communities where the event will take place. Feedback from each of them is solicited and such feedback maybe addressed by email to gogreen@sbigreenmarathon.com

After each eventhas been completed a sustainability report bringing out a summary of the various actions taken during the course of the event to minimize the environmental footprint and maximize the social impact shall be published and made public.

The event shall develop and implement a community focused environmental education engagement plan, such plan may include social media posts, emails as well as lectures and presentations to the stakeholders about how running events can minimize the environmental impact.

This document will also include several aspects of safety and security that may be necessary to be part of the event.

The event shall have a child protection plan, which means that all aspects of the event shall be friendly for children. In so far as they are permitted to participate in the event.

Procurement


The event shall have sustainable procurement policy, every single item procured and used for the event shall meet as far as possible the following parameters:

  • Reusability: Wherever possible, items will be searched which can be reused over several events or can be disposed off so that it can reused by others.
  • Biodegradable: As far as possible, all items purchased shall be biodegradable to the extent possible. The event shall endeavour to minimize use of non-biodegradable materials that harm the environment.
The event shall rely primarily on online registrations. There will be minimal use of paper in doing registrations. Objective is to do it completely online in upcoming seasons.

The food and beverages served in the event shall be as locally grown as possible so as to minimize the carbon mileages involved with transportation of food.

The event shall track and reduce the volume of professionally printed materials on an annual basis. All materials that need to be printed will be examined and printed only if necessary. Also, all such printing shall be tracked on an annual basis and contained as the years go along.

The official event mementos shall be such that the sustainability attributes shall be maximized.

Resource Management & Waste Diversion


The event shall have a policy to handle all the waste generated during the event. Wherever possible the waste will be segregated and composted, where such composting is not possible the waste shall be diverted to the landfills through acceptable channels.

The volume of waste sent to the landfill shall be tracked and measured.

The event will stride towards a zero waste as the years go on and a vendor network is suitably developed for the same.

Wherever possible the organic waste will be composted through accepted handlers of such organic waste.

The event shall avoid maximum amount of items which are not biodegradable

Every edition of the event will host an e-waste collection effort so that participants and other stakeholders can collect the electronic waste which can be disposed off in an acceptable manner.

In every event the participants, the spectators and other stakeholders will be educated about the waste diversion efforts of the event and asked to cooperate with the event.

Water


The total amount of water used for the event shall be measured. This will include both the water given to the participants and support team for drinking purposes, as well as the water consumed for the cooking of food as well as general cleaning purposes where applicable. Though it will not be desirable to reduce the water consumed by the athletes there will be an effort made to reduce the water consumed for non-potable purposes as far as possible.

The event shall implement initiative to conserve water as much as possible in the event.

As far as possible bottled water will be minimized, awareness will be raised about local water related issues to the stakeholders where bottle water cannot be eliminated, runners will be encouraged to bring their own sippers or to drink from metal or biodegradable paper glasses provided for the purpose.

A general level of awareness will be increased in water conservation amongst all the participants.

Energy & Carbon Management


The carbon footprints of the entire event will be measured and published according to acceptable international standards.

As far as possible alternative and renewable sources of energy will be obtained, the principle stakeholders recognize that such alternative supply of vendor network is very scant in the event industry and therefore efforts will be made to develop such sources through non-conventional means.

Carbon footprint of the event will be sought to be offset to this extent the organisers may implement various initiatives such as planting trees, distributing seeds etc., so that the participants can increase the green cover and minimize the carbon footprint of the event in some total.

The event shall educate the participants and the spectators on how they contribute to the event’s carbon footprint and how several measures taken under this plan can help minimize the footprint. The event shall encourage the use of pedal powered bicycles for several aspects of the event including the lead bikes

The events will work with several local authorities to provide shared taxi facilities as well the public transport for mass transport of the event’s participants.

Access & Equity


The policy of the event is to provide as much as access and equity to those with disability and special needs. To this extent a plan will be developed and propagated so that there is inclusion of diversity in the event.

The event shall plan to reach out to un-represented groups in the community and will implement plans to reduce the barriers to their participation to this extent several initiatives may include tying up with NGOs that deal with persons with disability (divyangs), socially impaired, mentally challenged or economically disenfranchised.

The event shall teach healthy training skillsto those new to the sport to that extent it will team up with the local training groups who will take it upon themselves to train those who are new to the sport and encourage their participation in the event.

The event shall provide accessible service free to participants and the visitors who may suffer from accessibility due to socio-economic, cultural or physical attributes. The event shall host a volunteer/staff training sessions on several aspects of access and equity so that the stakeholders in the event are also made sensitive to their needs.

Community Legacy


The event shall partner with non-profit organisations to promote the mission on a sustainable basis.

The event shall organise a group of volunteers to support the organization’s field work by educating them about the various initiatives necessary to meet the several components of this plan.

Concluding


At the end of each event a report shall be published which shall include the several green initiatives taken by the event, the carbon footprint generated and the carbon footprint offset and several initiatives taken to set a new benchmark in sustainable and inclusive running events across the country.

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