Sustainability has become a topic that any individual, enterprise or sport cannot overlook these days. It has been a part of International Floorball Federations (IFF) work in the past but starting from 2019 it has been included as an integral part of its activities. The pioneer in climate consultation and carbon offset projects, myclimate, has agreed to help the IFF become a leading sports federation to drive the change.

Recent news of the alarming status of climate change has moved this as a high priority of the federation. The partnership negotiations with myclimate coincided with the ongoing IFF strategy work . As first sign of its commitment the IFF signed the UN Sports for Climate Action charter in December 2019.

myclimate and the IFF have negotiated a partnership to have the brightest minds and best know-how to put sustainability into action. In the first stage the major floorball events will be evaluated and what can be done to minimise the harmful effects to the environment. Further, there is the possibility to mitigate the part of CO2-emissions that cannot be avoided through climate protection projects orchestrated by myclimate. The LOC of the World Floorball Championships 2022 in Switzerland have already initiated discussions with myclimate. With the assistance of myclimate the IFF will also publish a Sustainability Manual for its event organisers to facilitate their planning efforts.

To carry out its work to promote, foster and grow the sport of floorball the IFF staff also must travel. As these emissions cannot fully be avoided the target is to compensate these through carbon offset projects.

– I’m thrilled to start working together. I’m looking forward to creating measurable solutions for us and our partners with the help of myclimate, says Sales Coordinator, Tero Kalsta from the IFF.

– The IFF cannot overlook its responsibility towards the environment and its community. This also presents solid building blocks for the on-going planning of the future strategy of the IFF, John Liljelund, Secretary General at the IFF explains.

One of the IFF main sponsors, floorball equipment manufacturer UNIHOC, is going to seize the opportunity and start mapping further steps to include sustainability into its production. During spring they launched their first product manufactured from bioplastic raw material.

For myclimate the cooperation offers a plethora of opportunities to create new relationships and create further awareness of its work towards fighting climate change. The service portfolio does not only comprise of consulting and climate protection projects but also educational services.

– In our minds, the IFF is one of the pioneers in its field as it is the first global sports federation that we will be partnering with since we started in 2007. Sport has a unique position as a role model and changemaker in the society, so we are excited to see this power in action and the ensuing results, Kai Landwehr, Head of Marketing at myclimate describes the new relationship.

 


myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and carbon offset projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation. The international initiative with its Swiss roots, belongs to the global leaders in quality carbon offsetting measures. Its clients include large, medium and small businesses, public administrations, non-profit organisations, event organisers and private individuals. myclimate serves from its office in Zurich partners and clients worldwide and is represented through partner organizations in Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Norway.

myclimate contact: Kai Landwehr, Head of Marketing, Press Officer, kai.landwehr@myclimate.org, +41 44 500 3761
IFF contact: John Liljelund, Secretary General, liljelund@floorball.sport, +358 40 052 9030

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