Policy and Commitment
- The club has a reference to environmental sustainability within its supporter charter.
- Is an EFL Green Clubs member.
- In 2013, the club installed carbon-neutral biomass heating at Pride Park.
- The club is looking into the possibility of solar panels at its Moor Farm Training Centre.
- Installation of a new Building Management System (BMS) by end of season (it’s already partly operational). The BMS will bring under control all the stadiums air conditioning units and local electricity monitoring that will identify areas that the club can focus on to save energy.
- Car park lighting has been replaced by new LED lighting and all the concourse lighting is currently being replaced with LED lighting too. These measures will reduce the energy usage by around 60% in these areas.
- A new Hoval boiler has been installed in the West Stand which the club states is far more efficient that a previous boiler and is mainly a backup to the biomass boiler which relies on wood pellets.
- Recent projects include replacing hand dryers with more efficient models and insulation installation.
- Implemented a Matchday Travel Plan and encourages supporters to travel by public or other transport and avoid travelling by car if possible.
- Public transport (bus and rail), car sharing, walking and cycling to Pride Park is promoted on the club’s website.
- On the website, the club lists the environmental benefits of car sharing.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
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- Has recycling facilities around Pride Park Stadium.
- Introduced the recycling of plastic bottles, paper, cardboard, cartons and metal cans at the club’s Training Ground and this will be shortly rolled out at the stadium.
- Water saving devices have been fitted to the urinals.
Plant based/low carbon food
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- Derby County’s Community Trust has been part of the Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue’s #PassOnPlastic scheme which has seen the club teach schoolchildren about the changes everyone can make to support the planet.
Communication and Engagement
- Participates in Planet League competitions.
- Participates in the Pledgeball League to see which team’s fans can save the most carbon emissions.
- Promoted the launch of EFL Green Clubs on its website.
- Raised awareness of Rob Green and Dean Windass’ promotion of football fans using smart meters at home.
Information sourced directly from Derby County website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.