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11th Hour Racing Team

Sustainability Plan

Working to Regenerate Ocean Health

our guiding principles

Leadership

Advocate for ocean health, climate action and sustainability within the marine industry, coastal communities and our fan base

Create Ambassadors

Foster an inclusive team of diverse, motivated and informed leaders in sustainability.

Influence Peers

Provide an exemplary model of sustainability leadership and ethical management.

Inspire Fans and Followers

Inspire action among global sports fans and communities to restore the health of our oceans.

Collaboration

Collaborate with partners to create sustainable solutions, minimizing the environmental footprint across spheres of influence, including going zero waste and implementing a ban on single-use plastics.

Foster Strategic Partnerships

Foster partnerships based on systematic adoption of sustainable standards.

Influence Supply Chains

Positively influence the marine industry supply chain.

Implement Sustainable Operations

Apply best practices to reduce environmental footprints across all areas of operation.

Innovation

Develop innovative solutions to responsibly manage resources, applying circular economy principles to material needs, as well as reducing water and climate footprints, and becoming water neutral and climate positive.

Embed Circular Economy Principles

Apply innovative solutions across team operations through the application of circular economy principles.

Transform Manufacturing

Employ a sustainable design and boat build process particularly with regards to resource management, production, and end of life options.

Implement Life Cycle Assessment

Apply to production processes to inform sustainable choices.

Legacy

Leave a lasting legacy by inspiring others to make changes — one degree at a time — including a community outreach program, internships and grant-giving.

Invest in Community Outreach

Develop a legacy grant program as part of a wider outreach strategy promoting ocean health and sustainable communities.

Develop and Train

Provide an exemplary model of sustainability leadership and ethical management.

Communicate and Inform

Champion transparent reporting, sharing of challenges and successes, and guiding future policy to promote long term planning around sustainability.

Our SustainabilitY Targets

CREATE END OF LIFE PLAN FOR NEW IMOCA 60 BOAT MOCK-UP

Mock-up was designed for easy end of life sorting and separation of products for recycling. Achieved 100% recycling and reuse of mock-up materials.

PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE

The Team installed the OceanPack to collect vital data on the health of our ocean and deployed a NOAA drifter buoy for The Ocean Race’s science program.

 

PROMOTE PROJECTS TACKLING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The Team works with two organizations as Grantees in France and in 2020 engaged with Clean Ocean Access to raise awareness about composting in Rhode Island.

  

DIVERT 93% WASTE FROM THE LANDFILL BY THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN

In 2019 the Team established a baseline, diverting 327kg (63%) of waste from the landfill through reuse, composting, and recycling initiatives.

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