Liverpool FC making ‘strides’ to improve environment in latest sustainability report

Liverpool football club said it’s making “strides” to help improve the environment, across the three key pillars of people, planet and communities, as it publishes the latest edition of The Red Way, its sustainability report.

The Premier League footballing giant has published its 2022-23 season report as it looks to achieve its net zero target by 2040.

Within it pinpointed several sustainability highlights including achieving a 29% reduction in emissions against the previous 2021-22 season, running 94% of club operations on clean energy and offsetting 100% of emissions from its football operations.

Another highlight in The Red Way, which has been published since 2021, was the rise in plastic bottle waste recycling on matchdays – increasing from 25% (2021-22) to 90% (2022-23).

The club said 90% of retail packaging and materials are now sustainable, from sugar poly bags to recycled paper and card, with suppliers aligning with the club’s sustainability commitments and carbon targets.

Subscribe to Sustainability Beat for free

Sign up here to get the latest sustainability news sent straight to your inbox everyday

It added that it was “leading the way” on its use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) to fuel its team buses, which creates a reduction in carbon emissions of up to 90% from regular diesel.

Liverpool also pointed out that for the second year running it has topped the Sport Positive League as the most environmentally sustainable Premier League football club, one of several eco awards it has bagged.

Rishi Jain, director of impact at LFC, said: “The Red Way is a priority for the club, and it has been fantastic to see how quickly it has been adopted and implemented into every aspect of the business.

“The commitment our fans, staff, partners and stakeholders have demonstrated to The Red Way has also played a significant role in its success to date and will continue to support its ambitious goals to build a better future for our people, planet and communities.”

Last year, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were named the most sustainable Premier League clubs for the second time by the Sport Positive League.

Climate crisisMarketingMaterials and packagingNature and the environmentNet zeroNewsPolicySocial sustainability

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.




Sign up for our daily update to get all the latest sustainability news, analysis and opinion direct to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.