Policy and Commitment
- A joint Environmental Sustainability Policy between the Bradford City Community Foundation (BCCF) and the club, can be found on the club’s website: https://www.bradfordcityafc.com/club/club-policies/#collapse_environmental_sustainability_policy
- The BCCF appointed a Trustee to be responsible for the oversight and promotion of environmental sustainability goals. They will ensure that this becomes a standing item as part of meeting agendas whilst helping us to review the strategy from an environmental perspective. The Trustee will also be responsible for signing off the action plan created by the Head of Compliance, Safeguarding and Performance from the Foundation and the Director of Operations from the club, and will monitor the implementation of this action plan.
- The Head of Compliance, Safeguarding and Performance and Director of Operations will act as the environmental sustainability lead within both senior management teams. They will be responsible for delivering the three year action plan and reviewing the policy yearly.
- Partnered with environmental courses at local University and submitted a dissertation proposal that will assess the club’s green/sustainability credentials against the benchmark and provide a basis for change that can be discussed with Trustees.
- The club signed the Bradford Green Street Sustainability Scheme to make strides towards becoming a greener business.
- Is an EFL Green Clubs member.
- The first team training ground uses some solar energy.
- Is looking at sustainable energy companies.
- Sub meters have been installed in banqueting rooms and for kitchen gas usage, to ensure monitoring can take place around usage and sensible decisions made on any investments.
- Changing lamps to LED and motion censored where practical.
- Public transport (train and bus) travel to the University of Bradford Stadium is promoted via a ‘First Time Visitors’ page on the website.
- First Bus offer a 50% discount on First Single Trip Adult tickets when travelling to the University of Bradford Stadium on matchdays. Supporters can claim the discount by using the discount code BANTAMS50 on the First Bus App.
- In August 2022, the club conducted a survey via the Community Foundation’s Twitter page regarding cycling to and from home matchdays. 26% of respondents advised they would make use of cycle racks at the stadium.
- Following the survey, the club has plans to install a cycle rack. The club has applied for a grant to install bike racks at the stadium and is currently awaiting the outcome.
- The club is investigating a park and ride initiative to alleviate traffic around the club but also contribute towards the clean air zone.
- Is looking at installing EV charging points around the ground.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Installed two water fountains at the training ground to reduce single use bottle usage.
- Creating reusable merchandise that can be purchased and used on match days such as cups as the club can also serve drinks in plastic bottles/cups.
- 50% of waste goes into recycled streams. Increased from 12.5% last year.
- Is looking to limit food waste through companies such as Too Good To Go.
- Is to change its disposal system that prioritises recycling and install a waste compactor.
- Installing recycling bins around the stadium to encourage recycling of plastics and promote recycling campaigns of suppliers.
- Continues to collect old playing kits to give to charitable organisations across the globe.
- Focusing on improving water waste and irrigation system to reduce water usage or repurpose water waste around the ground.
- Changing taps to those with a time limiter.
Plant based/low carbon food
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- There is a community garden at the stadium. Within the garden, there will be composting bins and a vegetable patch. The space will be used to encourage wildlife and educate local children on biodiversity and growing their own food.
- Installing biodegradable cleaning products within the water system to limit use of harsh chemicals.
- Installing a living wall on the outside of the stadium to encourage insects and bees which help the clean air zone.
- The Bradford City Community Foundation uses its own as well as the Planet League curriculum when working in schools.
- Delivering environmental educational sessions in primary schools where students can create a bug hotel that will be installed in the Foundation’s community garden.
Communication and Engagement
- A joint Environmental Sustainability Policy between the Bradford City Community Foundation (BCCF) and the club can be found on the club’s website: https://www.bradfordcityafc.com/club/club-policies/#collapse_environmental_sustainability_policy
- Participated in Planet League’s ‘Planet League Cup’ and actively encouraged supporters to take green actions.
- Positively endorses official kit supplier Macron and its ‘4 The Planet’ initiative, by being on board with the pledge to promote greater environmental sustainability. The Bantams’ garments are produced with Eco-Fabric – a material made up of 100 per cent recycled plastics and certified by the Global Recycled Standard.
- Promoted the launch of EFL Green Clubs on its website. EFL Green Clubs is a new league-wide scheme which helps to support clubs across the country to improve their environmental practices and operations.
- Urged supporters to recycle used pairs of football boots as part of Utilita’s ‘Football Rebooted’ campaign to avoid boots being sent to landfill.
- Raised awareness of Rob Green and Dean Windass’ promotion of using smart meters
Information sourced directly from Bradford City A.F.C staff, website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.