SSE Toolkit

What is the Sustainable Sport & Events Toolkit?

The SSE Toolkit is an initiative developed by the AISTS and VANOC, the Vancouver Organising Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

It is a practical online “how to guide” for organisers of domestic and international sports events as well as National Federations, International Federations, National Olympic/Paralympic Committees and Cities interested in making their sports and events more sustainable (i.e. contribute to a healthy environment, vibrant economy and equitable society).
Download the SSE Toolkit Overview here. 
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Download the SSE Quick Start Guide


About the SSE Toolkit

The AISTS Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit aims to give sport organisations the knowledge and tools to incorporate sustainability into their daily operations and to execute successful and sustainable sport events. The Toolkit is jointly developed by the AISTS and the VANOC and as a result serves the sports community with a very tangible legacy from the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
SSET integrates the management and sustainability practices recommended by the following organisations into a realistic application for sport events and illustrated with over 150 sports-related examples:
  • Olympic Movement Agenda 21
  • IOC Guide on Sport, Environment, and Sustainable Development
  • ISO 14001-14006 on Environmental Management Systems (ISO-Organisation for Standardisation)
  • ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility
  • ISO 20121 – Event Sustainability Management System
  • CSA Z2010 Requirements and Guidance for Organizers of Sustainable Events (Canadian Standards Association)
  • GRI G4 Sustainable Reporting Guidelines (GRI-Global Reporting Initiative)
  • SMRS (Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Management and Reporting System)

Case Study - City of Richmond

The City of Richmond successfully implemented the SSE Toolkit in 2016.  To enhance the ability of event organisers to host sustainable events within the City of Richmond they simplified the AISTS SSE Toolkit to a manageable and easy to use 'Richmond Sustainable Event 7-Step Quick Guide'.

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