SUPERLOOP ADELAIDE 500 – COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is committed to putting on a world-class event that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for employees, supports positive social outcomes and minimises the potential impact on the environment wherever possible.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 has the privilege of running in the beautiful Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16), King Rodney Park / Ityamai-Itpina (Park 15) and Rymill Park /Murlawirrapurka (Park 14). Our Commitment is to leave the Adelaide parklands in a better state than when we found them.
No trees or plants are removed from the parklands to accommodate event infrastructure and we extensively remediate the grounds upon completion of the event.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 management and the event delivery team at iEDM consider the environment throughout the planning and delivery process.
We are committed to working towards the FIA Environmental Certification Best Practice Principles (BPP) for environmental management in motorsport.
The BPP key environmental impact areas include; reduction in water consumption, issues relating to ground and water pollution are identified and managed, reduction in energy usage and demonstration of waste management.
To meet the BPP criteria the event implements a number of initiatives including the use of recycled water for irrigation, smart planning for the location of power and water outlets, waste management plans and an agreement with Scouts Australia to recycle waste such as bottles and cans from the event.
We communicate our environmental commitment to all contractors, caterers, merchandisers and patrons and encourage them to support it.
We strongly encourage patrons attending the event to be sustainable by taking free public transport provided for ticket holders. Our public transport offering also promotes responsible driving for our patrons, reducing the risk of driver fatigue or drink driving.
We also encourage patrons to use refillable water bottles (there are a number of refill stations around the park) and to recycle where possible using the clearly marked bins around the event precinct.
The event catering contractor, Gema Group, has a rigorous environmental sustainability policy. This year, the event will eliminate the use of plastic straws (except for frozen drinks such as slushies and in circumstances where a plastic straw is required due to a disability).
As a part of their environmental sustainability policy, Gema Group work with Australia’s leading food rescue charity Oz Harvest to redistribute excess food to underprivileged South Australians.
All event merchandisers are encouraged to use minimal packaging and must make event management aware of all packaging that is to become waste so that appropriate collection and removal plans are put in place.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is run in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 is committed to continuous improvement, and in line with this, we review our practices as they relate to the environment, annually.