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- 100% renewable energy across stadium and training ground
- In the coming seasons we will begin to explore ways to generate our own energy also. This will form part of an entire energy management action plan which we will be working on with our external Facilities Management partners and utilising the data from a number of ongoing research projects with University of Southampton. We currently anticipate that we will continue to work closely with the environmental department at the University to design suitable projects that we can work with their students to complete. We felt that this was a good way to go in this area as it helps to build meaningful links to the local communities around us.
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- Building Management System is in place at Staplewood that controls heating and lighting in the Pavilion building as well as PIR motion sensors in many locations upgrade to the existing Stadium one is under review with our Facilities Management provider
- Entire St Marys Stadium pitch floodlights updated to full LED in 2018
- All lighting upgrades that have happened in 2020 including several refits and refurbishments have been to energy efficient LED. The most recent building work taking place at Staplewood Training Ground has involved replacing all lighting with LED and all heaters and water heaters with timers in place to ensure better energy efficiency.
- We are currently undertaking a full assessment of our energy use with our new Facilities Management company, NG Bailey as well as taking part in a research project led by University of Southampton to look at our lighting management at St Marys Stadium. We will receive the results of this in March 2021 and will develop a new energy efficiency plan based on the results
- First LED-lit stadium in Europe
- Carrying out a review of energy use (Aug 2019)
- Cycle rack storage at St Mary’s stadium which can store over 300 bicycles
- Survey on fan travel undertaken in 19/20 season shows that 15% travel by train, 11% get a lift in a car, 9% walk, 8% travel by bus, 48% drive
- Public transport advocated, as well as walking and cycling
- Introduced ‘Cycle to Work’ incentive scheme and offer mileage for anyone wishing to use a bicycle for work purposes
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Club has a current policy/systemic effort in place
- Heavily reduced single use plastic use at Staplewood Training Ground with the introduction of 14 x ‘Hydration Station’ water cooler units and supplying all staff and players with reusable drinks bottles and hot drink cups
- Introduced a reusable cup scheme for matchdays within the St Mary’s Stadium concourses as part of Sky Ocean Rescue.
- This was promoted across social media platforms and website as well as on the big screen and internal concourse screens on matchdays to encourage fan participation
- Changed retail carrier bags from non-recyclable plastic to Biodegradable carrier bags within the Saints Megastore
- Retail are now selling cycling shirts that have been made from plastic bottles and fishing nets, made with 100% renewable energy.
- Removed all plastic straws and cutlery from sites
- Introducing re-usable pint cups on the concourse & in Fanzone
- Started to remove drinks contained in plastic bottles from St Mary’s, in process of reducing plastic water bottles from training ground
- Removed sachets of sauce from operation and are using more sustainable re-usable dispensers
- Positive results from initiatives with food suppliers on reducing the amount of packaging
- Using napkins made from 100% recyclable materials that are compostable
- Zero waste to landfill
- Increased the provision of recycling bins and signage at Staplewood Training ground and St Mary’s Stadium offices.
- Battery recycling bins have been introduced to both sites
- Reuse old furniture from build projects wherever possible, including offering donations of furniture to schools
- Delivered training across the operational departments for using the cardboard compactor so that we ensure that we correctly bale and recycle our cardboard instead of sending to landfill
- Working with Coca-Cola to install recycling bins for 100% recyclable drinks
- Working with our stationary and retail suppliers to hugely reduce the amount of plastic packaging the products we order arrive in, this includes our large scale kit orders
- Committed to ensure waste is reduced, carrying out a review of waste management (Aug 2019)
- From 16th November 2020 Southampton FC have taken on a Facilities Management company, NG Bailey, and presented to them Sustainability intentions and commitments, they will be reviewing and supporting our water management programme with us hereafter. With NG Bailey now managing our Planned Preventative Maintenance including our water systems across both sites we are confident that the conservation of water through quick response to any potential loss of water through leaking pipes etc will improve significantly
- Currently reviewing water usage with an external specialist
- Currently in the process of reviewing the use of water fountains within our concourse areas – with a water refilling service already available at our kiosks
- Nine hydration stations have been installed across our training ground site
Plant based/low carbon food
- Club offers sustainably sourced, vegan food options across all sites; to fans on the stadium concourse for every game and hospitality and for staff across all sites
- Locally sourced suppliers are used for ingredients and Southampton FC are always looking for more local suppliers to use to increase out Hampshire Larder. On all menu’s in hospitality there are vegetarian and vegan options, made in house as much as possible.
- In Concourse kiosks both vegetarian and vegan options are offered
- Vegan Hot Dogs and burgers with Non-Gluten bread available on the concourse
- All suites have vegan menu options
- Halo Effect launched in January 2021 which is our complete holistic strategy for Sustainability at Southampton Football Club. This includes our commitments to the Environment and our Social, Corporate and Fan Responsibilities. This strategy sees us pledge to ‘Play the right way today, for a better tomorrow’ and recognises that Sustainability is about people and planet, using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to help us shape our vision. ‘Halo Effect’ microsite for all sustainability news and information to be going forward, linked to main website
- Southampton FC announced they have become a signatory to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework (25th January 2021)
- Fan engagement via beach cleans, Saints Voice and Fans Forum sustainability events
- As an earlier statement of further intent on fan engagement, Southampton FC signed up to the Southampton Green City Charter and work on this will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. Our board are fully engaged with this strategy and two board members are part of the group that meets each month to measure progress in relation to our sustainability strategy and the launch of the Halo Effect.
- Formed ‘Saints Sustainability’
- Signed up to Southampton City Council’s Green City Charter
- No sustainability or environment page on website but some club news coverage
Information sourced directly from Southampton FC staff, website and third party websites
Information updated January 24th 2021