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Rally Liepāja receives FIA Action for Environment One-Star rating


Rally Liepāja has received a One-Star rating within the FIA Action for Environment framework established by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to address issues of environmental sustainability and further promotion towards global future goals in terms of reduced consumption of resources, reduced generation of waste, wider usage of reusable solutions and waste sorting, as well as extensive secondary usage of resources, and even more goals coping with environmental and social issues.

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Rally Liepāja has always considered the open environment the rally takes place, and has always done maximum in order to reduce distractions that running of the rally causes for local territories and residents. During the rally, spectators, athletes, and other persons involved in running of the rally were addressed, informed, and encouraged to think about the possibilities each and every one of them has in order to reduce the impact on the environment through their own actions and sustainable decisions.

After the rally, the spectators' viewpoints were carefully checked, the waste left by the spectators was collected, as well as the territories used during the rally were all cleaned up. Rally Liepāja also follows global trends, including the FIA ​​Action for Environment framework established under the supervision of the FIA, the main goal of which is sustainability and care for the meaningful use of environmental resources, reduction of pollution, as well as improving the environment in which we all live. Legal and private persons related to motorsports are all invited to participate in the framework – championship organizers, competition organizers, teams, and individual athletes.

By setting up a special accreditation program, the FIA encourages more and more persons to think about a sustainable future, without postponing specific actions to tomorrow, but taking them today. This year, Rally Liepāja applied for the FIA Action for Environment framework, creating its own Environmental Program, which called on everyone to travel responsibly, respectfully treat property of others, avoid environmental pollution, sort waste, reduce usage of resources, be socially responsible, and make responsible choices for sustainable for life.

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"Organizing a rally is a very complicated task, each time we are facing a very wide range of different issues to be solved. During the organization of the rally, a large part of our effort is dedicated to creating a well-thought-out competition for the competitors, spectators, officials, and involved partners. At the same time, we are aware that the rally takes place in a very wide area, which is why we maintain close contact with the landowners and local municipalities affected by the rally most directly. We are aware that the rally is attended by several thousand spectators, who cannot go unnoticed, which is why we have been paying a great deal of attention to environmental and safety issues for a very long time now.

This year was different, thanks to the FIA framework, we had the chance to compile and "put on paper" all our good practices and apply for the FIA Action for Environment accreditation rating. It is a great pleasure that the FIA has recognized and approved the actions we have taken and granted us the first-level One-Star accreditation level. This is a very uplifting and important moment, as it gives an assessment that the job we did was done correctly,” says Raimonds Strokšs, Director of RA Events.

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FIA European Rally Championship event Rally Liepāja is possible thanks to the support provided by the government of Latvia, rally city Liepāja, as well as Talsi region. Thanks to our sponsors Neste, Ramirent, and SC Grupa/Eurovia, as well as supporters Blue Shock Race, Canon Biznesa Centrs Liepāja, Fristads, Liepājas Olimpiskais Centrs, Liepājas Speciālā Ekonomiskā Zona, and Sixt. Informative support is provided by news media DELFI, and media partners Kurzemes Radio, Sporta Avīze, and Talsu Vēstis. We would also like to thank all Rally Liepāja friends: Flora, FN Serviss, Jānis Pūce, Lofbergs, Kokmuiža Celmlauzis, MB Grupa, Red Bull, SignTech, and Törley. Rally Liepāja is organized with the support of Aizpute, Durbe, Grobiņa, and Priekule region councils. A special thanks goes to the Latvian Automobile Federation.