New IOF Sustainability Policy

At the IOF Council meeting in Frankfurt, the new IOF Sustainability Policy was approved.

The IOF has declared sustainability as one of its three basic values. In coherence with its values, the IOF acknowledges and intends to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

The IOF recognises the value of the Paris Agreement on measures to mitigate climate change and is committed to contributing to its goals by minimising the carbon footprint of orienteering and by promoting initiatives to reduce emissions of GHGs by its practitioners and by the public.

The IOF endorses the “Sports for Climate Action” launched by the International Olympic Committee and the UNFCCC in 2018.

The IOF is committed to fulfil the mission inscribed in the International Olympic Committee Charter (2.14) “to encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to promote sustainable development in sport …”.

The IOF Sustainability Policy consists of nine principles for the IOF and the National Orienteering Federations and shall constitute a reference in all their deliberations and activities.

IOF Sustainability Policy is found here