As ocean racers, all those involved in the Volvo Ocean Race recognise the critical environmental challenge facing us. That's why the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Sustainability Programme centres on Ocean Health with a focus on plastic pollution.
With the race’s global platform we have a unique opportunity and clear responsibility to fight for this urgent issue. We want to play our part in a cleaner future for our oceans.
We want to create awareness, activate discussion, highlight local relevancy and put out a call to action to businesses, governments and individuals to play their part in turning the tide on plastic.
Our Sustainability Programme
In developing our Sustainability Programme we have identified three clear directives:
Maximise IMPACT | Minimise FOOTPRINT | Leave a positive LEGACY