Hugh Brasher, Event Director London Marathon Events, said: “We want to protect our natural environment and ensure our events leave as small an environmental footprint as possible.
“In the past year, we have invested in research, innovation and resources to minimise our environmental impact and have already launched initiatives that have the potential to change profoundly the delivery of mass participation events worldwide.
“The work we have done means that we have a much clearer understanding of our impacts and can better plan how we reduce them in future. We know there is still much more to do but we are passionate about and fully committed to reducing our environmental impact and leading the way in delivering sustainable mass participation sports events.”
LME has also signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework as part of its ongoing commitment to be the global leader in sustainable mass participation sports events. This UN initiative aims at supporting and guiding sports in achieving global climate change goals.
LME continues to collaborate with other major event organisers in the UK and internationally to share learning and collectively drive innovation and change in sustainability practices.