Within the FIA Environmental Certification Framework, Automóvel Club de Portugal, as organizer of Vodafone Rally de Portugal, will make every effort to revalidate the Achievement of Excellence accreditation for the World Rally Championship in 2019.
It is the organization's aim to continue to improve work to minimize the environmental impact of the event by continuing and extending the implementation of measures in accordance with the FIA's sustainability program.
As one of the WRC events with more spectators, Vodafone Rally de Portugal seeks to set an example in terms of environmental policy both nationally and internationally. In this context, the organization will continue its work in partnership with the Ministry of the Environment, through the Portuguese Environment Agency, to reduce the environmental impacts caused by the event. Thus, Vodafone Rally of Portugal will consciously make every effort to minimize the environmental impact by putting into practice the following actions:
a) Respect all environmental laws and regulations and other requirements, as well as the FIA Environmental Certification Framework.
b) Disseminate and promote environmental awareness among the different agents (organization, drivers and all teams involved, and spectators);
c) Consider environmental work and environmental impact in choosing partners and suppliers and look for products and services that guarantee a good environmental performance;
e) Reduce, as far as possible, the environmental impact regarding transport by encouraging Car Pooling and Car Sharing as well as the use of public or other transport;
f) Prefer, whenever possible, renewable energy sources;
g) Continue to implement measures and establish partnerships to increase and improve the selective collection of waste as well as the correct and appropriate disposal of waste;
h) To promote and improve our environmental responsibilities based on structured and planned tasks;
i) Involve all local authorities in the rally crossing areas.
j) Continue to reduce the maximum number of paper documents by giving priority to the use and consultation of documents in digital formats;
k) Encourage the reduction of the use of plastic and disposable products, giving preference to recyclable and reusable products;
l) Promote the use of public water, which in Portugal is of high quality.
Reduce the number of documents printed on paper, favouring the use and consultation of documents in digital formats.
Other ways to help the environment:
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to "conventional" waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution and water pollution. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle" waste hierarchy.
Car Pooling is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car, and prevents the need for others to have to drive to a location themselves.
Portuguese Environment Agency (Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, or APA)
Sociedado Ponto Verde
Links and other relevant information
FIA Action for Environment
FIA Sustainability Programme