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European Tour players do their bit for sustainability

European Tour players do their bit for sustainability

Seven European Tour players participating in the ACCIONA Open de España presented by Madrid travelled to the Dehesa de la Villa park to help ACCIONA with its environmental commitment to plant over 3,000 trees in the Community of Madrid by the end of the event.


Spaniards Adrian Otaegui, Alvaro Quiros and Sebastian García Rodríguez were joined by Italians Andrea Pavan and Francesco Laporta, Frenchman Joel Stalter and Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti to show their support for the sustainable spirit at the event.

ACCIONA is a world leader in providing regeneration solutions for a carbon-free economy, and its partnership with the Open de España is targeted at taking the event’s status beyond carbon neutral to impact positively upon the environment.

Growing the ‘lung’ of the Spanish capital is yet another part of the green philosophy at the heart of the event and a range of measures have been put in place by ACCIONA in collaboration with tournament promoters, Madrid Trophy Promotion, to develop a sustainability programme across five key areas that include mobility, infrastructure, purchases/suppliers, consumption and waste, in the hopes to establish a climate change blueprint for other large-scale sporting events.

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An example of the programme in action is the more than 40 electric and hybrid vehicles in place as part of the official transport service, whilst tournament promoters are incentivising the use of vehicles with the ‘0 Azul’ environmental classification, electric mopeds and public transport for spectators throughout the week.

With ACCIONA coming on board as title sponsor of the Open de España in July, the tournament will be the first on the European Tour to comply with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that include 17 objectives such as protecting the planet, ending extreme poverty, and reducing inequality, all to be achieved by 2030.

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