Sustainable development

Since 2002, the Course de l’Escalade, in a responsible and citizen approach, is resolutely committed to sustainable development.

The growing importance of our event and the enthusiasm it generates among the public have naturally led us to take on this responsibility, which must reconcile social equity, environmental preservation and economic efficiency. We have included our race in the objectives of the Agenda 21 of the City and Canton of Geneva, as well as those pursued by the Federal Office for Development.

In addition, our committee, with the volunteer help of Jonathan Normand (B Lab), has decided to prepare a report on the environmental, social and economic impacts that are generated by the Course de l’Escalade.

This responsible citizen approach has enabled us to take concrete and measurable actions in favour of sustainable development, the main ones being the following:

Respect for the environment

In collaboration with partner companies SERBECO SA and PROP SA, waste sorting and recovery centers (PET, paper, glass, etc.) are installed in the Promenade des Bastions. Thanks to these measures, the recycling rate is now over 50%.

The Course de l'Escalade has chosen the electricity Vitale Vert of SIG for the power supply of the whole event.

Electric cars for the opening of the races.

Heating of the tent by bio-fuel.

All our publications are printed on 100% recycled paper.


Advice for the protection of health through sport in a festive and convivial setting with the Geneva University Hospitals.

Promotion of ethics and deontology in individual behavior, fight against doping.

Link with Cipret, Carrefour addictionS, fight against smoking and alcohol.

Fight against sedentary lifestyle and obesity, especially among children, through the sant"e"scalade program.

Promotion of running and sports in general by organizing the "Course de l'Escalade" and joint training sessions open to all.

Water of Geneva

Since 2009, the water supply for the participants at the finish line is now done with the Eau de Genève of the SIG, which allows to limit the waste on the event. Of excellent quality, tap water in Geneva is up to 1000 times more ecological than bottled water.

They support us

Thank you to our sustainability partners for their invaluable help in highlighting the information and positive impacts of the Course de l’Escalade on its environment and community.

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