In order to encourage a greater awareness of environmental concerns within the motorcycling world, the FIM has created sixteen years ago, an Environmental Award to reward a significant contribution to the protection of the environment.
This Award is given each year and it is granted for rewarding individuals, National Motorcycle Federations, Continental Unions, clubs, organisers, manufacturers or other organisations that have made a significant contribution or done something important to enhance environmental awareness in the field of motorcycling.
Candidatures for the Environmental Award are submitted to the FIM Administration by National Motorcycle Federations, Continental Unions, Specialised Associations or Board of Directors and are examined by an independent Jury.
The independent Jury for the FIM Environmental Award is composed of: Mr Andrzej Witkowski, FIM Awards & Recognition Committee representative; Ms Kattia Hernandez, FIM International Environment Commission Director; Ms Jill Savery, Olympic Gold medallist and environmental consultant; Mr Even Wiger, Director of Sustainability at the FIA Foundation; Mr Nils Ryrholm, Professor at Gävle University in Sweden in the Dept. of Electronics, Mathematics & Natural Sciences.
“UNEP and the FIM have been promoting the importance of sport and the environment for close to two decades and over those years have evolved their partnership onto an ever higher and more ambitious level.
With the recent launch of the FIM Environmental Ambassadors’ programme heroes of the motorcycling world such as Laia Sanz, Marc Márquez, Takahisa Fujinami, Randy De Puniet and Ken Roczen are deploying their public profile to create public awareness around key environmental issues.
The adoption of the first FIM Environmental Code dates back to 1994 and has been closely mirrored by UNEP’s own efforts to promote sustainability in sports which began the same year. FIM has proven to be an important and strategic partner—we look forward to our two organisations evolving this work onto a higher plain now and in the years to come.”
Mr Achim Steiner
United Nations Under-Secretary-General
Executive Director, United Nations Environment