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Sustainability at HC Davos

Sustainability at HC Davos

The ‘Davos 2030’ climate project

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HC Davos is just one of the organisations participating in the ‘Davos 2030’ initiative. Read more about who’s involved here.

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HC Davos is reducing its carbon footprint

HCD is taking part in the ‘Davos 2030’ initiative. The hockey club is not only reducing its own carbon footprint, but also supporting the destination’s overarching goal of achieving net zero by 2030. Initial measures have already been taken, with fans and spectators given the opportunity to invest in climate action projects when buying tickets. The team with the most league titles has a lot planned for the coming months and years.

As part of the ‘Davos 2030’ climate action project, organisations and associations work together to achieve net zero. HC Davos has made its own clear commitment to taking climate action by getting involved in the Climate Fund Davos and the ‘Cause We Care’ campaign. The team with the most titles is the first professional club to participate in the Switzerland-wide programme, which is run by the myclimate foundation. The Climate Fund Davos also enables HCD to generate additional funds for realising its own climate action projects.


Nico Decurtins

‘We see Davos 2030 as a sensible project that will help us achieve a certain level of professionalisation for our project,’ says Nico Decurtins, Head of Sustainability at HC Davos.

‘We are aware that as a club, we will never be 100% sustainable.’


With the ‘Davos 2030’ project, the destination wants to become the first climate-neutral holiday resort in Switzerland, and HC Davos is getting involved in the initiative. What does this mean for the hockey club with the most titles? We asked Nico Decurtins, Head of Sustainability at HCD.

What incentives do you mean specifically, or what measures are planned?

During the playoffs, there was an extra train that left 30 minutes after the end of each game and there was a connecting train from Landquart to Chur. We will expand these train connections, especially those that travel to Chur, Zurich and St. Gallen. We would also like to put together more attractive packages that combine match tickets and train tickets, and we will expand the charging infrastructure for electric cars. What’s more, we would like to expand the existing photovoltaic systems in cooperation with the Municipality of Davos in order to increase our own power supply with renewable energy.

What role does the Climate Fund play in these plans?

The climate fund helps us with the financing. The issue of extra trains has already been addressed. We also want to provide reusable cups at the Spengler Cup and adapt our waste concept, for example, where over 100,000 come to watch us. Doing so would also see us expand and continue with a pilot project started in 2022, when we used reusable cups for the first time in the fan tent at the Spengler Cup.

What are the first steps that Hockey Club Davos needs to take to improve its carbon footprint?

The first thing we did was analyse where HC Davos’s carbon footprint is actually at. We therefore calculated our footprint for match operations, the Spengler Cup and the office, and are aiming to reduce emissions as quickly as possible based on this assessment. We have three target areas that we are focused on: for Scope 1 and Scope 2 (see graphic), we want to be climate neutral by 2030. This means that we are striving for improvements in the areas of mobility and energy management. For example, we are changing our vehicle fleet to electric cars and expanding our photovoltaic systems. We can only achieve the climate neutrality target for Scope 3 if we invest in climate action projects.

Three further examples of sustainability at HC Davos

HCD set itself a number of sustainability goals even before participating in ‘Davos 2030’.

PV system for electricity production:

in 2018, a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the training centre in collaboration with the municipality. The system produces around 300,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. The entire operation of the stadium, the office and the training hall of HC Davos is guaranteed by 100% renewable, local electricity from hydroelectric power and solar energy.


Spengler Cup sustainability strategy:

a working group formulated a sustainability strategy for the first time in 2016, and it was revised in 2021. Various goals were set in the categories of environment, society and economy. As the organiser, HCD will in future ascertain the environmental footprint of the tournament and analyse the greatest potential for reduction.


First sustainability matches:

in February 2023, HCD organised the first sustainability match in history against the SC Langnau Tigers. Special measures on the day included free travel on the RhB, a Skoda electric car exhibition and players wearing special jerseys made of PET fabric. Further sustainability matches against EV Zug followed in October 2023 and January 2024.


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