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Paris 2024 Olympics enlist ES Global and IDFM to reduce environmental footprint

ES Global to ensure every item used at the Games is re-usable, while IDFM has promised public transport for all fans.

31 July 2023 Josh Sim

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UK-based infrastructure specialists ES Global and transport operator Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) have been named as sponsors of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


  • ES Global’s contract covers products and services in relation to the planning, conception, provision, installation, integration, maintenance and dismantling of temporary infrastructure, also known as overlay
  • As an official supporter, the firm is to provide tents, containment and scaffold structures for the Olympics and Paralympics, supporting the event reach its goal of organising the Games with 95 per cent of the venues being made of pre-existing or temporary materials
  • ES Global will supply a wall for sport climbing at Le Bourget
  • IDFM has meanwhile been named as an official partner of the Games
  • Operator to provide transport for the Île-de-France region, which contains 25 Olympic and 17 Paralympic event sites
  • IDFM will provide about 1,000 buses and coaches to carry 200,000 accredited passengers during the Games
  • Transport specialist commits to creating a transport service dedicated to the estimated 4,000 wheelchair-bound fans per day expected to attend the Olympics, and the 2,500 predicted to be at the Paralympics


ES Global has committed to ensuring every item it uses for the Games will be reusable after the event. It has set a target re-using 90 per cent of items, with the remaining ten per cent either upcycled or recycled.

IDFM has said it would ensure ‘100 per cent of spectators can access the competition sites by public transport’. It has promised to increase the transport provided by RATP and Transilien SNCF Voyaguers by about 15 per cent compared to a typical day in summer.

Coming next:

IDFM has confirmed it will launch a smartphone app for transport in the Île-de-France area by spring 2024, with a new ‘Paris 2024 pass’ to also be established and valid for numerous days to avoid creating ‘long queues’.

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