The UTMB® Environmental Commission
The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® Environmental Commission was created in 2006.
It is chaired by Patrick Deschamps, assisted by Nathalie Ecuer, Vice-President, and consists of persons who actively participate in the organisation, elected representatives of the communes concerned, by the event, and representatives of associations working in environmental protection.
Its mission is to identify the risks engendered by the event and to propose concrete action to protect the environment. It then assesses the event and suggests improvements or new ideas to implement.
The work was realised by the Environmental Commission in association with the Espace Mont Blanc, within the framework of its sustainable development plan, with ended on July 28th, 2008 with the signing of an Ethical Contract, establishing concrete actions to minimize the pollution inherent to the race in order to fight against wastage of materials and energy, and to incite individuals to adopt responsible attitudes towards the environment.
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® also, and actively, participated in the work group set up by the Direction Départementale de la Jeunesse et des Sports de Haute-Savoie, which resulted in drawing-up the "Charter of sustainable development for sporting events"