“To demonstrate The FA Group’s commitment to environmental leadership, we have now developed an EMS for The FA. The FA is committed to being a responsible business in its dealings with its partners, suppliers, staff, customers and the communities in which it works. The continual improvement of our performance is a priority for myself as General Secretary of The FA Group, for The FA Board and Senior Management Team.”
Alex Horne, FA General Secretary
The FA has made commitments to:-
• Continue to monitor and improve environmental performance.
• Take steps to continually reduce carbon footprint.
• Continually work with partners and suppliers to achieve best environmental practice.
• Communicate environmental achievements to staﬀ, visitors and other stakeholders.
Environmental sustainability has been a key issue for The FA Group since the new Wembley Stadium opened its doors to the sporting public and music fans in 2007.
As a world-class venue with over 2m visitors per annum, Wembley Stadium has signiﬁcant operational and sustainability impacts. To this end, in 2008 Wembley’s ‘Green Team’ developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) to manage these impacts and drive eﬃciencies in energy, waste, water, transport and procurement.
The FA has developed and implemented an EMS for the organisation in line with the system at Wembley Stadium. A comprehensive and robust review of all the environmental impacts across the organisation has taken place and the impacts have been rated for significance.
Key areas of impacts for The FA are from activities regarding transport and procurement. The FA Environmental Policy states: ‘The FA is committed to demonstrating leadership in environmental sustainability’.
You can download The FA Environmental Sustainability Policy Statement below.
To read more information about the environmental commitments and strategy at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park, please use the links below:
Wembley Stadium – Going Green Report
St. George’s Park