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The FFT's sustainable development policy was inaugurated in 2008 with an environmental commitment charter which was also signed by the French minister for sustainable development and by the ADEME (Agency for the Environment and for Energy Control). Since then, it has been continuously expanded, and today it forms the basis of a strategy for "social responsibility".
The French Open is run by the FFT and is an integral part of this strategy, with one of the objectives being to turn the tournament into a responsible event. This year, GDF SUEZ will be supporting the sustainable development aims of the tournament by becoming the Energy and Sustainable Development partner of Roland Garros.
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• ECO-MOBILITy: REDUCING THE IMPACT OF TRANSPORT
PLAY FAIR WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AND JOIN THE FFT IN COMMITTING TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE TOURNAMENT BY LIMITING CO2 EMISSIONS.
IN 2013, 70% OF SPECTATORS AT THE TOURNAMENT WHO TRAVELLED FROM THE GREATER PARIS AREA TOOK LOW-IMPACT MEANS OF TRANSPORTS.
-> A wide range of low-impact transport available
Do you live in the greater Paris area? Two metro and eight bus lines all stop near to the stadium, which also has six Vélib’ free bike hire stands.
Are you travelling from outside Paris or from abroad? Take public transport from the SNCF train stations and from the airports and take the train wherever possible.
Access map of the stadium
-> Carpooling website
www.covoiturage.fft.fr is a carpooling website that is open to everyone attending the tournament.
-> Transport eco-calculator
The eco-calculator will help you find the method of transport which emits the least amount of CO2 for your journey to Roland Garros.
-> A "greener" fleet of official vehicles
The fleet of official vehicles now features hybrid models and e-HDI technology, meaning that 62% of the fleet (124 vehicles) now emit less CO2.
The chauffeurs have also been given eco-friendly driving training.
• REDUCING AND REUSING WASTE
-> Separating waste
In 2013, 10 tonnes of waste was recycled thanks to the selective separation system that was open to the general public.
-> Green teams
For the third year in a row, green teams will be present in the stadium to make spectators aware of how to separate waste and which methods of transport have the lowest impact on the environment, as well as about sustainable development in general.
-> Reusable cups
Ecocups® have replaced disposable cups.
These reusable beakers which require a €1 deposit meant that two fewer tonnes of cardboard were used for catering in 2013.
-> Interactive stand
An interactive stand at the Tennis Club on court No. 13 will enable spectators to consult and download FFT information documents.
• ACCESS FOR THE HANDICAPPED AND PEOPLE WITH LIMITED MOBILITY
A wheelchair access charter and a blueprint were implemented in 2011 to improve conditions for handicapped people in and around the stadium:
-> A lift now provides access to Suzanne Lenglen court
-> Four wheelchairs are available for people with limited mobility whilst they are at the stadium
-> Dedicated teams to help those spectators with particular needs
-> Shuttle services for the handicapped made available free of charge by Peugeot
-> Stadium signage now easier to read
-> Improved handicapped seating on the outside courts
-> A satisfaction survey was carried out among handicapped visitors
• ROLAND-GARROS KID'S DAY
"Roland Garros Kids' Day" – the tournament's now-traditional charity event – will be held this year on Saturday 24 May.
Proceeds will go to the Fête le Mur and Tennis en liberté associations as well as helping social and integration projects run by clubs affiliated to the FFT which were chosen after the Federation invited projects to be submitted for funding approval.
In 2013, the proceeds from this event helped more than 8,000 children!
-> The fight against the risks of corruption linked to sports betting
- The FFT is working with the Tennis Integrity Unit in order to identify possible cases of corruption and to make players aware of the dangers.
- Making spectators aware of the ban on betting within the stadium (mini-posters, audio and on-screen announcements)
- Blocking access to on-line betting websites via the stadium's Wi-Fi network
- Making sure that those involved in the tournament commit to not betting
- Recording of all matches to be able to check any suspicious behaviour
- Presence of racing and gambling police at the stadium
- Surveillance of on-line betting websites
-> The fight against drugs
Drug-testing is carried out under the auspices of the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
At the 2013 French Open, almost 200 tests were carried out on players entered in the men's and women's singles and doubles main draws as well as the qualifiers and the juniors' tournaments.
Special areas dedicated to testing are located in the players' zone near to the locker-rooms.