- 1000 m2 (10763 sq ft) of solar panels on the roof of the training centre
- 40,000 m2 (430556 sq ft) of solar panels in OL Valley Geothermal system to produce heat
- 100% of the electricity consumed on OL Valley comes from renewable sources
- The purchase of this energy also contributes to the “Nature Option Energie” fund, which finances the research, development and construction of new hydraulic, wind and solar renewable energies in France
- The progressive deployment of sensors (temperature and electricity) to obtain a better energy mapping of the building
- Building management system in place
- HelpOL application that allows spectators to report leaks and faults, as well as a valve shut-off system to secure the networks in case of abnormal over-consumption
- Low energy LED stand lighting
- Electricity consumption 18/19 = 9,370 MWh
- Public transport available, especially supported by the City of Lyon: new tramway, train station nearby, special buses and trams for match days, cost the club 100-150k per match (almost 3m per year).
- Free bike parking in both stadium ramps -> 550 spaces
- Free shuttle buses are available in satellite car parks to reduce traffic congestion
- Fan survey: 39% of fans use public transport to get to matches
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Reusable Eco Cup
- LemonTri machines in the stadium to recover plastic bottles in a fun way (reward system)
- Isothermal mugs distributed to all employees to replace coffee cups on a daily basis
- Separate collection of plastic bottles on match days by the cleaning company
- Follow-up of the AGEC law: Anti-Waste and Circular Economy Law: Stop single-use plastic
- Recycling at the stadium
- 100% of waste recovered including 30% recycled and 70% incinerated for energy production
- Reuse and recycling of glass; recycling of cardboard, paper, plastic and metals; and organic recovery of bio-waste
- Composter on site for the recovery of bio-waste from collective catering (canteen)
- Partnership with the Banque Alimentaire du Rhône, around 6 tonnes of foodstuffs were donated during the previous sports season for redistribution to social assistance associations
- Monitoring of the AGEC law: Anti-Waste and Circular Economy Law
- Rainwater recovery system thanks to the stadium roof. This water is used to water the various green areas and lawns of the Groupama Stadium
- A water leak detection system with a valve cut-off system to secure the water network in the event of abnormal over-consumption
- HelpOL application so that supporters can warn of water leaks in real time.
Plant-based/Low Carbon Food
- Commitment to responsible sourcing through the charters and decisions taken by SODEXO, the club’s sole catering supplier: sustainable fishing, meat of French origin for the most part.
- SODEXO is committed to ensuring that more than 50% of its beef is of French origin, to promoting sustainable agriculture, to sourcing sustainable palm oil and to supporting animal welfare.
- SODEXO’s actions linked to the signature of the 15 commitments charter and the OL FPFP label: in line with these 2 guidelines, choice of local, certified (organic or other) and vegetarian food (in the refreshment area: daily specials, vegetarian sandwiches and meat-free pizza + meat-free dishes for hospitality/seminars/concierge services) at certain percentages.
- Since 2016, there are 6 beehives at the Groupama Stadium. Increased to 12 hives at the beginning of 2020 – aound 360,000 bees produce 100 kg of honey each year (260 kg in 2020)
- Creation of an educational permaculture garden of 550 m2, called the “Hero’s Garden” to encourage biodiversity
- Workshops on the theme of beehives and the environment (biodiversity, food, health, composting, pollution and the 5 senses) for the Groupama Stadium area (schools, medical and social services, general public, etc.) to raise awareness of environmental issues
- Reasoned maintenance of green spaces and lawns. Reconstitution of habitats for species present on the site before construction
- Conservation of the “Bois du Montout” for migratory birds.
Policy, Commitments and Communications
- Signing of the Lyon Metropole Territorial Climate Air and Energy Plan. Available in full on the club’s official website: https://urlz.fr/bOsd
- All the actions of the OL Foundation are available on the following link: https://urlz.fr/bOs9
- Environmental” partnership with the VEOLIA Group
- Realisation of the OL Group’s carbon footprint
- Time for the Planet” movement to raise funds for the creation of companies capable of fighting global warming
- Awarding of the Fair Play For Planet 2-star label
- OL and the Léo Lagrange Federation joined forces for an innovative educational programme in favour of the environment
- Signatory of the Charter of 15 eco-responsible commitments (WWF and French Ministry collaboration)
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Information updated on April 6, 2022