1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
1.1 Motorcycling activities fall clearly into three main groups : competitive sport, recreation and transport.
1.2 Motorcycle sport is a major constituent of the international and national sporting calendars, attracting an increasing audience and producing significant economic effects. It is a sport which, like most other sports, and human activities in general, creates an impact on the environment.
1.3 Motorcycle riding, as a means of transport or for recreation, continues to increase, and therefore must also be looked at from an environmental point of view.
1.4 The UEM considers it to be of major importance to develop a coherent environmental policy, taking into account the legislative and regulatory requirements of each country.
1.5 The UEM will seek to establish at all times the highest environmental standards during the organisation of motorcycle events at all levels and will promote environmental consciousness among all motorcycle riders. The UEM will do so in close co-operation with the FMNs, organisations representing the motorcycle industry and riders.
1.6 The UEM environment policy, as defined in this Code, is based on mutual respect of the needs of the environment and of reasonable practices of motorcycle sports and motorcycle riding in general.
1.7 The UEM seeks close co-operation with international authorities and organisations in order to ensure that there are sufficient facilities for motorcycle activities in environmentally acceptable conditions and encourages the FMNs to do so at national, regional and local level.
1.8 All national Federations affiliated to the UEM shall adapt their Statutes in order to give proper prominence to environmental matters and to the principles of the UEM Environmental Code.
1.9 According to the above general principles, this Code prescribes regulations and recommendations to improve the relationship between motorcycling and the environment.
These regulations and recommendations refer in particular to:
a) noise, fuel, protection of ground and cleaning issues
b) behaviour of the spectators, activities of organisers, circuit/track managers, race participants and road users
1.10 The Appendix to this Code includes the check-lists used for the various sporting disciplines as well as the motorcycle-touring.
1.11 In order to ensure that this Code is respected, the UEM has introduced the post of UEM Environmental Official.
2. UEM ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIAL
At each UEM Championship, Prize event or classic gathering, there shall be a person who shall deal only with environmental aspects, called the UEM Environmental Official, who must have successfully completed a seminar organised by the CIE/UEM.
The UEM Environmental Official shall :
a) Ensure that the UEM Environmental Code is respected.
b) Have access to all information concerning the event, and must be able to give prior, during and after the event, recommendations to the President of the Jury or Chief Steward on all aspects of the event which may have potential environmental consequences.
c) Be entitled to attend all open meetings of the Jury, but without voting rights.
d) Draw up a report on the basis of a check-list prepared by the relevant Commission and send it within 24 hours to the UEM Executive Secretariat and hand a copy to the Jury President or Chief Steward.
e) Instruct officials during national seminars for the various disciplines, as well as for riders, organisers and the spectators.