The DP World Tour has announced that all five of its Rolex Series tournaments in 2023 will be carbon neutral and will adopt a consistent and highly credible approach to carbon reduction and climate mitigation.
These strategies will be used by the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Hero Dubai Desert Classic, Genesis Scottish Open, BMW PGA Championship, and DP World Tour Championship, with the DP World Tour reaffirming its dedication to environmental stewardship.
The pledge is made as the 2023 Rolex Series gets underway this week, starting a historic year in the United Arab Emirates, which will host COP28 from November 30 to December 12 – right after the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.
The DP World Tour is further strengthening its commitment to environmental responsibility by announcing that all five of its Rolex Series tournaments in 2023 will be carbon neutral. #ForSustainableGolf | #GreenDrive
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) January 18, 2023
Each tournament has a comprehensive emissions reduction plan in place that covers venue operations, all significant components of staging, resource consumption, such as electricity, transportation, materials, food, and infrastructure. The carbon emissions baselines created for the events in 2022 are used to guide action plans.
Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of the European Tour group, commented on the project, saying: “Last year, we laid out our stall by launching the European Tour group’s updated sustainability plan and joining the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.
“Our attention is now on implementation that is credible, scalable, and consistent, and it is wonderful to see the Rolex Series, the competitions that highlight the pinnacle of the DP World Tour, leading the way.
There is still much work to be done to reduce direct impacts, but we are adamant about developing this robustly and gradually with our partners as we move forward on our road to net zero by 2040. We are grateful for the assistance from Gold Standard and the GEO Foundation, our delivery partners.
The DP World Tour will assume responsibility for all unavoidable core and advanced emissions from all Rolex Series competitions as part of the larger “legacy” plans for each event by funding Gold Standard-certified projects that aid in efforts to combat global warming and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Along with this, regional partners will make investments in the restoration of local ecosystems and other low-carbon, natural legacies. To assure extra social and ecological advantages, the carbon credits and investments are measured in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.