- 100% Renewable energy supplied to all sites, including from German hydro electric.
- Solar PV installation (8768 panels on stadium roof costing 1.9mln euros), 100 % green.
- In 2016 alone, this amounted to a tonnes of CO reduction in CO2 emissions by 3,800 ton.
- In 2019, BVB fed 467,000 kWh of green electricity back into Dortmund’s electricity grid (2018: 485,000 kWh), reducing CO2 emissions by 230 tonnes (2018: 227 tonnes of CO2).
- As part of the sixth expansion of the senior team training facility and Youth Academy, the two new buildings (sports management offices, and the gatehouse and media centre), the existing buildings (residence hall, Youth Academy and the Footbonaut)have been connected to a new integrated energy supply system.
- This includes solar panels on the roof of the sports management offices that will generate 17,000 kWh of renewable energy for the club’s own use.
- Energy efficiency systems are not in place across all club sites, although this is a work in progress
- For many years the home of Borussia Dortmund has counted on the energy efficient, reliable and high-performance products of Dortmund technology company Wilo. From the water supply for the VIP areas, to the changing room heating and the undersoil heating system: Wilo product solutions create a green environment.
- Since 2019, new Wilo-Stratos Maxo models have been providing the supply for the south stand.
- Borussia Dortmund’s emissions are accounted for and classified into three categories known as scopes in accordance with the principles of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol)
- LED floodlights
- The training ground has an energy supply system.
- Match day tickets and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) tickets combined, with other regions to be added in the future
- Fans can charge their electric cars outside of the Signal Iduna Park at the BVB FanWelt.. The charging station is provided with green electricity.
- BVB intends to launch a scheme giving its employees the opportunity to lease a bicycle or pedal-assist e-bike via their employer
- Plans in place for fan incentives in the future after the pandemic
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Introduced deposit scheme for cups in 2018/19 at Signal Iduna Park https://www.bvb.de/eng/News/Overview/Borussia-Dortmund-introduce-reusable-cup-system
- Plans to build up a working group -“sustainable events” to put a programme and a systemic policy in place. They will use the data from this study with regard to material flows at the stadium (Heidelberg Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)
- As part of the switch to the new system for beverage containers in the stadium, an attempt was made to return to segregating the rPET containers used in the away fan area and on the south terrace in order to cut down on non-recycled waste. Up to 80% diversion is possible
- Food management system in place to reduce the amount of food cooked that goes to waste (reduced by 27%). Any unavoidable food waste is transported 20 km to a nearby biogas plant for recycling
- Water efficiency measures happen on a case-by-case basis, starting with the stadium.
- The club is continuing to gradually install water meters at individual locations in order to collect more detailed information about water consumption and determine further savings potential
- Installing water meters across the sites, using rainwater for irrigation, 16% artificial fibers within the pitch.
- Borussia Dortmund are planning to use rainwater in the stadium and are discussing the implementation of cisterns. The training ground already has cisterns, and they will check the possibility for the office
- A study is taking place to understand the possibility of using coal-mine-water to heat and cool their systems
Plant based/low carbon food
- Vegan and vegetarian options available across all club sites
- 59% of food sourced locally within region
- Sustainability report on the website detailing long term commitment to sustainability efforts and also commitment to engage with supporters on these issues. These efforts will constantly be monitored so the club can assess where improvements can be made https://aktie.bvb.de/index.php/eng/Corporate-Governance/sustainability-report/sustainability-report-2019-2020
- More information can be found about Borussia Dortmund’s sustainable development at: https://verantwortung.bvb.de/2019/
- In 2014, Borussia Dortmund launched the “Strom09” energy conservation campaign to further reduce the club’s CO2 emissions and the resources. The campaign raised the fans’ awareness of environmental issues and encouraged them to switch to green energy.
- Borussia Dortmund have developed an environmental educational project for their supporters, employees, and partners which will start in spring 2021, so supporters can learn about Biodiversity but also can create their own activities.
- Together with club partner Signal Iduna, they will create a learning path near the Stadium with the Topic of Biodiversity. The goal is to create more biodiverse places and to educate about this issue.
- Further environmental projects are being planned, especially for the people of Dortmund.
Information sourced directly from Borussia Dortmund staff, website and third party websites
Information updated March 29th 2021