Policy and Commitment
- The club’s environmental policy is currently being reviewed alongside the Foundation’s policy to ensure alignment. Once approved, the policy will be uploaded to the website.
- Is an EFL Green Clubs member.
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- Is currently working with Keele University who are completing an audit which will form an energy efficiency plan for the club to use. The club will then be working with up to five masters students on bringing the plan to life and to make an impact across all areas of the club.
- Public transport (rail and bus) travel to Vale Park can be found on a ‘Directions To Vale Park’ page on the club’s website.
- EV charging points – there are 2 devices and 4 connectors available at Port Vale Football Club that are operated under the bp pulse network.
- Fan travel has been added into the next supporters survey.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Had a designated matchday for Green Football Weekend where supporters were encouraged to bring their single use plastic bottles to the club in exchange for a reusable Port Vale Foundation branded bottle.
- The club’s Snack bars and Kiosks will use reusable condiments from next season.
- Through Brown Recycling, the club diverts as much waste as possible from landfill, with the aim to achieve “zero waste to landfill”.
- A bore hole is in place at the stadium and training ground to collect surface water.
- Stop taps have been installed on showers and sinks throughout the club.
Plant based/low carbon food
- The club has confirmed that it provides sustainably sourced plant-based food options everyday throughout the whole club including staff, academy, foundation and first team.
- Biodiversity will form part of the work that the club is actioning with Keele University, who will be assigning a masters student to work with the club’s Environmental Lead in this area.
- Staff from the Foundation have been visiting local schools and delivering workshops to give local school children more information about the Planet League and what they can do to improve and protect the planet.
- Sandon Primary Schoolrecently completed a six-week programme, learning more about going green and have been nominated for a sustainability award at the 2023 Sport & Recreation awards, for their commitment to protecting the planet.
Communication and Engagement
- As part of the club’s involvement in Green Football Weekend, the club:
- Exchanged single use plastic bottles of its supporters with a reusable Port Vale Foundation bottle.
- Saw its Foundation staff provide more information at the Staffordshire University FanZone on ‘Green Living’.
- First team player Funso Ojo spoke to Sky Sports News about his involvement in the Planet League Green Football Cup, in which he was the top scoring professional player.
- St Nathaniel’s Academy enjoyed a visit from Vale defender Will Forrester who was on hand to talk about what he does day to day to help and improve the environment.
- Participated in Planet League’s ‘Planet League Cup’ competition and encouraged fans to take part.
- Produced an internal video for staff to be more environmentally friendly at work and at home. Tips included turning off all electrical items, lights and heating when they are not in use and encouraged staff to score green goals with Planet League.
Information sourced directly from Port Vale F.C staff, website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.