Sustainable development

World Triathlon Sustainability Policy Copley Group

*Please note that the masculine gender is used simply to abbreviate the text


As an organizer, we are aware of the environmental impact of our activities and are committed to minimizing it. We believe that sustainable event management is essential to reducing our footprint and ensuring the well-being of our planet.

We utilize certifications from sports federations and environmental organizations to develop programs specific to our context. By leveraging the expertise of these organizations, we can create targeted initiatives that address the unique challenges of our events and promote sustainability in all aspects of our operations.

We understand the importance of engaging with our stakeholders and promoting environmental awareness. By involving our partners and attendees in our sustainability efforts, we can work together toward a common goal and achieve greater impact.

We strongly believe that uniting sport, the environment and local culture is essential to contributing to a more sustainable future. By promoting sustainable practices and engaging with our community, we can inspire initiatives and create a more sustainable world for generations to come.


Our commitments 


Our strategy is built around requirements from environmental standards and certifications that we systematically integrate into our programs in order to minimize our impact. As a result, we follow the Eco TQ put forward by Triathlon Québec and the World Triathlon Sustainability developed by the International Triathlon Union in order to develop action plans relevant to our type of event. In addition to these requirements, we also consider international and local standards, including ISO 20121 and the BNQ9700-253 standard.


In 2022, we diverted approximately 73% of the waste collected during the event from landfill.

We were able to divert over 960 kg of food waste for biogas production.

Each year, we seek to significantly reduce the amount of waste produced during the event by :

-Valuing the 5R-VE principle; Refuse, Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Dispose 
-Eliminating all single-use plastics on site, except for sealed bottles that must be provided to elite athletes
-Continuously improving our waste management,
-Reusing as much as possible our signage at each event,
-Providing water filling stations on site,
-Distributing reusable water bottles and glasses,
-Reducing the number of printed materials for communications,
-Rethinking the food offer,

Our sustainability volunteers support us in raising awareness and activating the Green Brigade during the event. We are constantly looking for a specialized external team to obtain a better characterization of the waste.


Vivats 2022 Award - Tourism Montreal Distinction

In 2022, the Montreal International Triathlon is a finalist for the Vivats Prize for the next generation of athletes, as well as the Vivats RECYQ-QUÉBEC Prize for Responsible Waste Management.

The event received the Tourism Montreal Distinction, for having implemented practices that encourage sustainable development and for the positive impact on the local community.


Supporting a local and responsible economy


In addition to our commitment to sustainability, our organization aims to have a positive impact on the local community by fostering partnerships with local businesses and socially conscious organizations.

By attracting participants from outside the region, we also contribute to the local economy by generating revenue for businesses such as hotels, restaurants and stores. Overall, our organization is dedicated to promoting sustainability while having a positive impact on the local economy and fostering a sense of community involvement.


Triathlon International de Montréal is also committed to environmental awareness and education through a variety of measures including:

-Promoting the training of volunteers as eco-responsible ambassadors,
-Promoting the communication of eco-friendly measures, the option of a green medal and eco-friendly gifts,
-Encouraging our stakeholders to implement sustainable practices,
-Supporting local communities and engaging in community missions.


Come on, let's all take up the challenge to deliver a greener and more sustainable event!