The English Football Premier League Takes Big Step in Sustainability with New Commitment
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The Premier League, the most watched football league in the world, in collaboration with its clubs, has announced a significant push towards environmental sustainability with the introduction of the Premier League Environmental Sustainability Commitment.
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.
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The new Premier League Environmental Sustainability Commitment will see each club:
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)
The measures have been developed following extensive consultation with clubs and the Premier League Sustainability Working Group, which was established last year to help shape and inform environmental practices across the League.