Got Event has a successful history of arranging top competitions in equestrian sports. It is a matter of course for us to make use of the experience and skills that we have accumulated over the years in relation to sustainable events. This sustainability policy demonstrates our aims and guides our work within the scope of what we have control over and the opportunity to influence. The policy includes planning, implementation and follow-up of the event. The sustainability policy has been determined by the steering committee.
The Gothenburg Horse Show will be characterized by Got Events' high ambitions when it comes to sustainability – socially, environmentally and financially. The work on sustainability provides quality and contributes to the enjoyment of the event, and must therefore be active, systematic and integrated. To achieve our goal, we must demonstrate responsible leadership, be innovative and pursue sustainable development.
Naturally, our work is conducted in an ethically and legally correct manner and the applicable laws, agreements and requirements have been complied with. We strive to minimize the event's negative impact on the environment and people, to make a positive contribution to society, stakeholders and the local economy, and to leave lasting positive effects locally, regionally and nationally.
Fundamental prerequisites for successful work on sustainability for the Gothenburg Horse Show
That employees, senior management as well as volunteers, have sufficient knowledge and tools to integrate sustainability into their daily tasks.
That a management system that supports work on sustainability, such as Svensk Miljöbas's event standard and/or ISO 20121, is implemented and certified via a third party.
That stakeholders are engaged and encouraged to participate in our work on sustainability.
That sponsors and suppliers are engaged to contribute to the event's work on sustainability.
In addition to our general aim and efforts to minimize the event's negative impact on the environment and people, some focus areas have been highlighted:
Using renewable energy sources as much as possible. (As a step in the pursuit of a fossil-free Gothenburg)
Prioritizing the use of tap water over bottled water.
Sorting of waste generated from the event as much as possible and ensuring the responsible disposal of the sorted waste.
Streamlining transportation. Making sure it is carried out with as little environmental impact as possible.
Working to ensure that the food served at the event is produced and delivered in a responsible manner and has as minimal an impact on the environmental as possible.
Ensuring good accessibility and opportunities for participation for the general public, all visitors, participants and officials.