Thursday, 22 September, SHANGHAI (China): H2O Racing and BUND Holding Group have confirmed that this weeks’ UIM H2O Nations Cup and UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Shanghai will be the first carbon neutral events across both the sporting categories to take place in the People’s Republic of China.
Throughout the negotiations and planning stages to bring two such high profile international events to Shanghai, ensuring the carbon neutral status of both was a high priority for BUND Holding Group’s Chairman, Mr Chongjie Xin. “Investing in high quality carbon reduction projects and making events carbon neutral is our commitment to ensure that we respect and achieve our corporate social responsibilities.”
BUND Holding Group’s carbon neutral strategy is very much in line with the strong direction on environmental responsibilities taken and implemented by Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the sport’s world governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) and its close working relationship with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). “The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) governs all Powerboating disciplines and acknowledges that every activity conducted on water can make a difference in the fight against climate change. We are fully committed to promoting environmentally friendly practices which we hope will help to contribute towards solving some of the environmental challenges of today, particularly those involving the unsustainable use of energy resources. We do encourage more of these efforts favouring the protection of the environment which result in a reduction of the environmental footprint in all types of motorboating activities.”