ATP Accelerates Net Zero Emissions Push With Player Carbon Tracker App

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the global governing body of men’s professional tennis, launched a new digital ‘Carbon Tracker’ as part of its collaboration with digital services firm Infosys, to enable players to track and mitigate their carbon emissions while on Tour.

The ATP said with hundreds of professional players travelling to more than 250 events in 50 countries across the ATP Tour and Challenger Tour each season, travel represents a significant part of players’ overall carbon emissions.

Addressing this impact has become the top sustainability priority under ATP Serves, in line with ATP’s commitment to UN Sports for Climate Action.

Developed in collaboration with Infosys, Digital Innovation partner of the ATP Tour, Carbon Tracker is a first-of-its-kind app in professional sports. It enables players to track their travel to tournaments across the season, understand their emissions profile, make more conscious travel decisions, and mitigate their impact by purchasing verified carbon credits via Gold Standard, a leading sustainable development standard and climate action partner of the ATP.

The app’s long-term ambition is to inspire greener travel on Tour. It features a dashboard that presents players with a holistic view of their emissions across multiple seasons – enabling a deeper understanding and analysis of travel choices. This is supplemented with resources and quizzes to educate players on sustainable practices and environmental advocacy.

ATP Player Dominic Thiem said: “As a sport, I believe it’s our collective responsibility to contribute towards the well-being of our planet. It’s about recognising and taking on the biggest sources of our impact. The ATP Carbon Tracker app makes it simple to monitor travel on Tour and empowers us as players to take proactive measures. I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead on this initiative and encourage as many players as possible to get involved.”

As a symbol of their commitment and leadership, Carbon Tracker will introduce a Green Badge that players can earn at the end of each season, to be displayed across their profile and rankings pages on ATPTour.com.

Adding to the stakes, the Top 3 players on the in-app leaderboard at the end of the 2023 season will be eligible to win a US$100,000 prize pool. This will be distributed in the form of donations to environmental sustainability charities of players’ choice.

Top ATP players Cameron Norrie, Andrey Rublev, Emil Ruusuvuori and Dominic Thiem have kicked off proceedings by pledging to track and offset 100% of their tournament travel emissions in 2023.