gaisf Sustainability awarD

GAISF has launched its own annual Sustainability Award, incentivising Members to use their platform as sports organisations as a way of making a significant contribution to combatting global climate change.

Enhancing environmental, social and economic sustainability is already a key priority for many GAISF Members and, as the United Voice of Sports, GAISF is committed to leading the way and supporting International Federations (IFs) in developing their sports to be more sustainable.

Through the Sustainability Award, which will be presented annually at the GAISF General Assembly during SportAccord, IFs contributing towards achieving these principles will receive recognition for their efforts through a sustainability trophy and cash prize. The winner will receive CHF 7,000, with CHF 2,000 for the runners up and 1,000 CHF for third place.

Applicants will need to submit a complete set of documents (sustainability report, sustainability event guideline and any standards they follow for their sustainability initiatives), and a panel of highly recognised voluntary experts from various international organisations will evaluate the projects.

For the first edition of the award GAISF has received applications from 17 IFs, namely

FIVB International Volleyball Federation Good Net Project
WT World Taekwondo World Taekwondo Sustainability Strategy
World Sailing ‘Sustainability Agenda 2030’
World Rugby Rugby and Sustainability
UIPM Union Internationale de
Pentathlon Moderne
Laser shooting – sports new era!
FIE International Fencing Federation Donate your fencing gear
FEI Fédération Équestre Internationale Promotion of Sustainability Initiatives at FEI Events (in line with UNFCCC Sport for Climate Action Principle 4)
UCI Union Cycliste Internationale The UCI Bike City Label
World Athletics World Athletics – UNEP Clean Air Project


FIS International Ski Federation Mainau Forum
IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation The future of IIHF mobility


IWWF International Waterski and wakeboard Federation Cable Wakeboard
FIAS The International SAMBO Federation FIAS and the Amur Tiger
UIAA International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation UIAA Mountain Protection Award Platform
FIA Federation Internationale Automobile Environmental Accreditation Programme


WMF World Minigolf Federation Minigolf kids for a better world
IFA International Fistball Association Fistball forest project




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