FIM has a strong sustainability policy dating back to 1992
Recently a renewed strategy based on six fundamental pillars: people, sustainable events, sustainable development goals (SDG), governance, awareness and climate. An environmental code that groups all regulations aimed at protecting soil, biodiversity and water amongst others.
All FIM events have mandatory regulations and penalties for non-compliance with the environmental protection rules described in the FIM Environmental Code. Also, the organisers have guidelines for organising high-impact events based on a series of mitigation measures to protect natural resources and to support the SDGs’ achievement. The FIM has a highly trained technical team to carry out sound measurements so that participating motorcycles do not exceed the limits allowed by technical and environmental regulations. In addition, each event covered by the FIM is attended by an environmental steward who has been trained by expert instructors from the FIM Academy in matters of sustainability, who has passed a rigorous selection and evaluation system, and who must have an international environmental steward license.
From 2023 the Enduro promotor has also developed a wide sustainability strategy in compliance with the FIM strategy and the Environmental Code
Sound level control and noise pollution prevention
The FIM motorcycle sound measurement specialists perform technical inspections on all participant’s motorcycles, including decibel measurements, using advanced equipment and measurement methods. The event counts on an experienced Sound Control Officer (SCO) and/or an acoustic engineer, if applicable. Additionally, exhaust pipes and silencers must fulfil all the requirements concerning sound control.
The sound system in the paddock is also regulated and adequate to minimise the impact.
Protection of soil and water courses
All participants must use an environmental mats regulated under the specifications of the FIM Environmental Code when and where the motorcycle is serviced, be that at out on the course or in the paddock. Additionally, mats are used under the fuel containers and energy generators that also use fuel.
Motorcycle washing areas must also have adequate drainage and suitable surfaces. (FIM Environmental Code 2023). Inside the paddock, motorcycle washing is prohibited.
All the organisers are required to provide containers for used liquids ( oils, coolant etc) and all the event comply with the FIM Environmental Code.
In some cases, and if the law enforce to this the construction of temporary bridges is compulsory.
Careful selection of the paddock, laps and other competition areas
Each organiser together with the CEN carefully choose the course of each event. The course must have the respective permits and avoid as much as possible sensitive areas that may affect the flora or fauna. Organisers must submit an Action Plan containing all information regarding the restoration of post-event sites.
Riders will also receive detailed information to circulate in the most vulnerable areas, where the vulnerable areas will be visibly identified.
Raise awareness of the participants about responsible behaviour
All participants in FIM competitions are called to respect and comply with current regulations.
The paddock is chosen carefully, and it is recommended that it be close to the different services and located in convenient places for users.
In addition, the use of recycling stations in line with an environmental map, helps to locate services more easily.
A dedicated championship for women’s has existed since 2000. Additionally, the event and the organisation volunteers are welcome from any persons that want to participate at all levels.
The KISS Programme
Some events in enduro as Paijanne in Finland, Brive or Ambert has been part of KISS Event. Contact us or FIM Ride Green if you are interested in organising a KISS Events.
FIM Environmental Ambassador
The FIM Enduro World Champion Alex Salvini is part of the FIM programme Environmental Ambassadors since 2014, dedicated to the promotion and awareness of sustainable behaviour amongst the riders and participants of enduro events.