Nendaz Freeride is currently following the Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program of B Lab.
The objective of the STI program is to accompany companies in their sustainable development, in line with the 2030 agenda of the Swiss Confederation.
The vision is to build a sustainable and resilient economy through a common frame of reference. The objective is to accelerate the commitment of the private sector to build a sustainable and resilient economy.
The concept of "Triple Impact" refers to economic, social and ecological factors.
Our 5 sustainable development goals
The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) targeted by the Nendaz Freeride Association are the following :
3. Good health and well-being
We continue to promote physical activity especially among athletes and participants of Nendaz Freeride events.
We prevent potential injuries by working with a physiotherapist and performing prevention since the 2022-2023 season.
We organize mental coaching sessions for the Academy and the Nendaz Freeride Teams since the 2022-2023 season.
We train the young people of the Academy and the Nendaz Freeride Teams on avalanche prevention, notably with the support of SLF Davos since the 2021-2022 season
5. Gender equality
We ensure the same treatment for male and female athletes, including guaranteeing the same prize money for all.
We try to have an equal representation of women in the organization and among the athletes.
We encourage our female athletes to participate in Women Only days. These events are promoted on our social networks to bring them visibility.
We want to discuss with women at all levels to understand what is missing and address it by the 2023-2024 season.
8. Decent work and economic growth
The Nendaz Freeride Association employs more than 150 volunteers and professionals on its various events. It actively participates in the economic growth of the region.
We are committed to developing the growth of the Nendaz Freeride event.
We give preference to local merchants in our choice of partners / merchants since the 2022-2023 season, especially those for the Nendaz Freeride Village.
We offer decent working conditions for the staff assigned to difficult tasks requiring expertise, by offering compensation (food, accommodation, equipment, ski pass, expenses).
We are setting up a Swiss freeride federation to guarantee support for the athletes from Swiss Olympic via the Swiss Sports Support. The discussion will start at the Swiss Ski General Assembly in June 2023.
12. Responsible consumption and production
We will produce the majority of our communication material in Switzerland in order to favour short circuits from the 2023-2024 season.
We will establish a charter concerning disposable material within the Nendaz Freeride Village. We follow the recommendations of the Nendaz municipality for the organization of sustainable events.
We want to have a Nendaz Freeride Village that provides essentially reusable dishes from the 2022-2023 season.
We commit ourselves to a 0 paper strategy for all administrative work of the association since the 2022-2023 season.
We favor video conferencing for contact with our partners since 2020.
We have halved the order of bibs for athletes and use the same ones for Junior, 2 and 3* competitions since the 2022-2023 season.
13. Measures to combat climate change
We are minimizing helicopter transports since the 2022-2023 season
We have been filming athlete runs via drones essentially to replace helicopter video since 2018-2019
We favor responsible partners (Genedis hydroelectric dam) since 2020-2021
We want to collaborate with responsible organizations like Protect Our Winter from 2023-2024