Sustainable development is an important perspective for the International Mont Blanc Triathlon and through it we have the opportunity to reach and influence a large number of people in order to raise awareness and inspire them.
To address its impact on the environment and more specifically to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, the International Mont Blanc Triathlon encourages the use of “low carbon” transportation: train, walking, cycling, public transport in general… For example, the train emits between 40 and 80 times less GHG than a car (1 person) or a plane trip, depending on the type of train used.
The Léman Express stops at the train station of Sallanches, Combloux, Megève, it is located 3km by bike or bus from the event village and the start of the races, which is a plus in our objectives concerning the minimization of the carbon impact.
We also encourage carpooling with our partner Autoroutes et Tunnel du Mont Blanc who provides us with their carpooling areas to encourage participants to reduce their carbon footprint.
Bike parks will also be set up around the Passy leisure center to facilitate the arrival by bike and encourage participants and spectators to use this means of transportation.
The majority of our suppliers and service providers are also local with a real territorial anchoring such as the products proposed on the refueling stations like the local products coming from our partner la Fromagerie de la Fruitière.
We increasingly limit the goodies on the event and opt mainly for useful gifts for the runners so that there is no overproduction, nor overconsumption.
All our races are open to people with reduced mobility in order to allow everyone to flourish during the International Mont Blanc Triathlon. For example, we open our races to visually impaired people accompanied by a guide or other disabilities.
We set up areas dedicated to disabled triathletes to allow them to be in the best possible comfort, such as during transitions in the changing area.
We advocate for gender equality by communicating to encourage women to participate in our long-distance races, which are mostly run by men.
We contribute to the preservation of the environment by setting up specific sorting garbage cans (PET, Aluminium, glass, other waste) on the whole site. This allows us to recycle the remaining waste and to limit the pollution of our environment.
We forbid the distribution of flyers on the village and limit the distribution of goodies and free objects, except those made from recycled elements. Finally, posters and postcards are made available to the public (not distributed) and must be printed on recycled paper, FSC or PEFC certified paper.