To demonstrate its commitment to the environment, Sutton United Football Club has become a Planet Positive certified business. Sutton United and its employees are now engaged in a programme to reduce the carbon emissions of the club and are supporting local schools in raising awareness of climate change and how to reduce carbon emissions.
Achieving Planet Positive certification is an international recognition of the highest sustainability standards. Sutton United will now become a more sustainable business and have a positive environmental and social impact.
Sutton United is following a four-step process including the measurement of the company's carbon footprint, and a commitment to reducing emissions by 0.165 tonnes CO2e per employee on an annual basis.
"We believe that good business goes hand-in-hand with positive social and environmental actions," said Bruce Elliott, club Chairman.
"Achieving and maintaining our Planet Positive certification demonstrates our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions and environmental impacts so that we can be good for the planet. Our employees are a major part of this activity. Working with Planet Positive will help us make the changes happen and create a better way of doing business."
Using the internationally recognised Planet Positive Protocol methodology, the Sutton United carbon footprint for Borough Sports Ground during 2010/11 was calculated at 99.64 tonnes CO2e.
Sutton United press release