A shared responsibility for a sustainable future. Our vision: The world's most sustainable sports event
Open Statement - our sustainability work
Stockholm Open wants to take responsibility for the event's impact on people and the environment. We want to create positive values that continue to live on even after the tournament. We also want to inspire other sporting events to work with sustainability issues and at the same time contribute to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Our vision is to create a sustainable world-class tennis tournament!
The vision is great, and the journey to reach our goals will take time. The process has only just begun and we welcome you to take part in the development here during the year.
Stockholm Open was founded in 1969 on the initiative of former world player Sven Davidsson and is today owned by KLTK to 40 percent, SALK to 40 percent and Tennis Stockholm to 20 percent. Stockholm Open is the world's oldest indoor tournament on the ATP tour and the only one played in a real tennis hall, the Royal Tennis Hall. The Stockholm Open takes place during a week in October and involves about 350 volunteers and over 30,000 visitors.
Sustainability shall permeate all of Stockholm Opens's operations and activities to create values that live on even after the tournament week. Our sustainability policy contains Stockholm Opens's intended priorities, responsibilities and contributions for a more sustainable development of the tournament and society.
Our sustainability strategy, which has been determined based on the tournament's stakeholders, the impact on people and the environment, as well as the opportunities and challenges it entails for the business, includes four focus areas:
- Reduced climate impact
- Sustainable consumption and production
- Safe and inclusive implementation
- Common values and sustainable economy
Through a purposeful and structured work for reduced climate impact and sustainable use of resources as well as a safe and inclusive activation of the tournament, we can together and with common values also contribute to clean and accessible tennis.
Stockholm Open supports Agenda 2030 in its entirety. All employees have both responsibilities and opportunities to contribute to several of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. We also support the UN initiative Sports for Climate Action, a joint effort to reduce the climate footprint that sports organizations give rise to.
Feel free to contact us if you want to contribute your ideas to a sustainable world-class event!