The 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are the flagship event of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). A powerful mobilizing force and source of inspiration, staging the 2017AGWC brings together, as part of a joint youth-oriented project, the major players from the sports federations and their members, the City of Montreal, the Montreal sport community, private businesses and the various levels of government. The Championships will be an opportunity for both Québec and Canadian athletes to shine and showcase their talent on the international stage. The Championships are one of the 10 largest world championships recognized in the Olympic Movement.
In order to host an event of this stature, the entire community of Greater Montreal will be solicited. The organizing committee will surround itself with home-grown artisans and local companies qualified to deliver the various mandates with which they have been tasked. One of the primary objectives is to generate an economic impact and create jobs for Montrealers and the gymnastics community. Green initiatives will be part of our priorities.
The various communities will be invited to experience the excitement of the Championships, from which the spin-offs will be tangible. It is therefore crucial for the organizing committee to place emphasis on the environment and sustainable development.
Therefore, the 2017 AGWC remains committed to the Charte d’engagement envers le développement durable du Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables (Charter of commitment to sustainable development of the Quebec council of environmentally-responsible events) in all of the steps involved in organizing the Championships.
The organizing committee remains committed to:
- Designate, within the organizing committee, a sustainable development manager;
- Make their commitment known to their stakeholders (public, employees, suppliers, entertainers and producers).
- Determine the impact of their events on the environment;
- Reduce the environmental effects of the events delivered by the Championships;
- Focus on responsible consumption;
- Encourage the use of public transit, carpooling, etc.
- Sort waste;
- Give preference to reusable dishes among the public and in the private boxes (washable glasses, etc.);
- Put in place the infrastructure needed to manage waste in an environmentally-friendly manner (recycling hazardous material, composting if possible);
- Use recycled products (exhibit materials, table napkins, paper);
- Give preference to healthy, local food containing less or no animal products.
Social and economic
- Increase local spin-offs and socio-economic benefits from the events;
- Adhere to responsible event management standards (BNQ 9700-253);
- Use available tools and resources to apply the best environmentally-responsible practices;
- Give preference to local environmentally-responsible and fair suppliers;
- Give preference to social economy businesses.