The Indian Wells Tennis Garden keeps sustainability efforts at the forefront of our day-to-day operations. As a world-renowned sports and entertainment venue, we understand the responsibility we have to prioritize environmental efforts and demonstrate for others what it means to operate sustainably.
Read more about our ongoing commitment to building a sustainable Tennis Paradise, including specifics about our new sustainability features that debuted at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open and future goals for how we plan to continue making a meaningful impact.
As the world’s largest two-week combined tennis event outside of the four Grand Slams and the most attended WTA 1000 and ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in the world, we believe that we have a responsibility to be a global leader in sustainable practices for sports and entertainment properties. Our mission is to develop and execute creative sustainability strategies that drive change in our own community and inspire action outside of it. We continually lessen our environmental impact through an emphasis on three key pillars:
Our tournament pays careful attention to the amount of waste that we generate, and we seek solutions that both minimize overall waste production and repurpose waste effectively.
What we’re doing to mitigate waste effects:
All buildings at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are designed to reduce energy consumption and promote efficient energy usage wherever possible.
What we’re doing to maximize energy efficiency:
Our team is dedicated to partnering with brands and vendors who have a proven track record of commitment toward protecting the environment.
Examples of our partners’ sustainability efforts:
The thrill and excitement of the BNP Paribas Open makes the Indian Wells Tennis Garden the epicenter of the tennis universe each spring. We take great pride in our standing as one of the world’s premier tennis events and facilities, but we also recognize that such a title comes with a significant level of responsibility. By working alongside the ATP and WTA Tours in partnership with their sustainability programs and in promotion of our own, we are committed to setting an example as a leader in organizational sustainability.
The BNP Paribas Open’s future goals are to continually increase our commitment to sustainability by maintaining and updating our efforts to align with our sustainability pillars and by continuing to work with partners that share our mission.
In 2023, the BNP Paribas Open will pursue a heightened commitment to sustainability through a continued digital transformation of the tournament program and daily drawsheet, alongside several other new initiatives. While the 2023 BNP Paribas Open will be the most environmentally friendly iteration of the tournament yet, the work of building a sustainable Tennis Paradise will extend far beyond this spring.
In 2023 and beyond, the BNP Paribas Open is committed to pursuing a number of new concrete goals to elevate our commitment to sustainability. Here is what you can expect to see at this year’s tournament and in our future plans: