Premier League football clubs agree to new sustainability commitment


English football clubs in the Premier League have agreed to a sustainability commitment which introduces a minimum standard of action on environmental issues across the clubs and the League.

The commitment outlines four operational measures, which will build on existing action made by clubs to reduce their environmental impact and provide a foundation to underpin long-term environmental ambitions:

  1. Develop a robust environmental sustainability policy by the end of the 2024/25 season
  2. Designate a senior employee to lead the club’s environmental sustainability activities
  3. Develop a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dataset (scope 1, 2 and 3) by the end of the 2025/26 season and work towards a standardised football-wide approach to measuring emissions
  4. Support the development of a common framework for action via the Premier League Sustainability Working Group (PLSWG).

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The news follows Green Football Weekend, the world’s largest climate-football campaign which mobilises fans, clubs, leagues and partners to take action on climate.

This year, the campaign focused on vegetarian and vegan food in a bid to reduce emissions from the meat production industry.

Last week, climate charity Possible called out top football clubs in the Premier League for their use of private jets to get to domestic away matches, as campaigners urge them to “support climate-friendly travel”.


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