The Tour de France Femmes avec ZWIFT innovates to reduce its environmental footprint thanks to SUEZ

For its second edition, the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift (July 23-30) is innovating with the support of SUEZ to reduce its environmental footprint, by improving the distribution of drinking water on the event and by optimizing the management of its waste.

The support from SUEZ notably allows to connect the start and finish sites to the drinking water network and to provide water fountains for the riders, members of the organization, guests, media and spectators. This unique system is completed by the supply of eco-designed water bottles and reusable cups to the people on site, thus eliminating single-use plastic containers and promoting a significant reduction in waste during the event.

In addition to the distribution of drinking water, SUEZ provides the public with all the information available on access points and water quality through the app “Mon eau” (“My water”) and carries a prevention message, in Fan Zones and on the roadsides with the caravan, around the message “l’eau pour tous, toutes pour l’eau” (“water for all, all for water”).

These actions are fully in line with the strategy of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift in terms of social responsibility: moving towards an ever more responsible organization and committing to mobility by bicycle through its program “l’Avenir à Vélo” (“the future on bike”).

Marion ROUSSE, Director of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift: "The Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, which is already the biggest cycling competition in the world for the women's peloton, aims to serve as a model, by promoting the use of the bike on a daily basis and by limiting as much as possible the impact of the event on the environment. I am delighted that a major group like SUEZ allows us to innovate in this area, by supporting us in the implementation of an unprecedented system in terms of access to water.

Key figures:

  • 128 water fountains, connected to the drinking water network, set up at the start and finish sites
  • 4,000 eco cups provided to guests present in the start and finish areas
  • 1,600 eco-designed water bottles provided to those accredited for the event
  • 1,000 cans made available to riders on a dedicated motorbike
  • 30 waste collection areas along the route
  • 2 hybrid vehicles in the publicity caravan bearing the message “water for all, all for water