- The club uses natural electricity from 100% wind power and hydroelectric power for entirety of Deutsche Bank Park, the training facilities and the newly built “ProfiCamp” via energy supplier -Mainova AG
- Mainova AG, the largest energy supplier in Hesse and a premium partner of Eintracht Frankfurt, supplies the stadium with green electricity from hydropower, natural gas KlimaPlus and water. https://www.klimaenergie-frm.de/index.php?NavID=3313.48&ModID=7&FID=2617.215.1
- Charging stations for battery-powered vehicles in the underground car park of the stadium.
- Electric vehicles and forklifts are used for internal driving operations on the stadium grounds
- Eintracht Frankfurt have been Breeam certified since 2012, with recertification taking place recently.
- A heat exchanger with a frequency converter was installed in the ventilation of the fan shop and parts of the permanent lighting were converted to LED lamps. https://www.klimaenergie-frm.de/index.php?NavID=3313.48&ModID=7&FID=2617.215.1
- The water heating and heating systems are state-of-the-art and also work economically with a significantly increased efficiency compared to the old systems
- They continue to work on using energy-saving technology in the conversion and replacement of existing technology in order to reduce operating costs and energy consumption.
- Eintracht Frankfurt actively incentivise fans to use public transport by offering a complimentary ticket
- A club survey shows >60 % of supporters use public transport.
- A climate neutral tram run on green electricity, helps transport fans to games https://fussballschule.eintracht.de/news/eintracht-strassenbahn-wirbt-fur-umweltfreundlichen-stadionbesuch-51505
- Two Mainova AG electricity filling stations at Deutsche Bank Arena
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Eintracht Frankfurt have removed all single use plastic across their sites
- Reusable cup system at Deutsche Bank Park
- Their new catering partner (since 2020) has a strong commitment to local products and only uses environmentally friendly waste, such as paper plates
- Although the majority of waste is diverted, the percentage is unknown
- Waste is separated into different sections.All of the following basic materials are recycled: Waste glass, paper and cardboard, plastics, lawn and plant cuttings, metal, batteries, waste oils, lubricants, illuminants, varnishes and paints.
- The caterer separates food leftovers and non-recycled food from the kitchens and kiosk areas.
- Eintracht Frankfurt evaluate water use on a case-by-case basis but have numerous initiatives: all toilets and urinals are flushed with rain water, water volume limiters, and water stop buttons
- Other initiatives include: time-controlled taps, electric mixer taps at the washbasins controlled by a light barrier, self-closing tap dispenses a time / quantity based maximum amount of water, time-controlled showers, timed turf irrigation with rain water efficient cleaning machines with low fresh water requirements and optimisation and focusing of wet cleaning cycles between uses and events
- Rainwater from the stadium roof is collected in cisterns under the stadium to irrigate the pitch, training areas and other planting areas
- During construction of Deutsche Bank Park, two large rainciers of 150 cubic meters with a usable storage volume of around 300 cubic meters were inserted into the ground. This is where about half of the rainwater flowing from the roof surfaces flows and can thus be used for irrigation of the playing field and for flushing all toilets. The unused rainwater is naturally returned to the water cycle by infiltration. https://www.klimaenergie-frm.de/index.php?NavID=3313.48&ModID=7&FID=2617.215.1
- They have begun cooperation with an energy provider to implement an ‘Internet of Things’ project focusing on intelligent irrigation to reduce water supply significantly.
Plant based/low carbon food
- Vegetarian and vegan options are available to spectators on match days – after the reopening, more will be available at several locations in the stadium
- With the opening of new facilities in April, these will have vegan options for all employees in the canteen.
- A holistic ESG / sustainability strategy currently being developed.
- Eintracht Frankfurt actively encourages fans to act responsibly with regards to sustainability, i.e. using public transport, taking part in cleanup days etc. https://en.eintracht.de/news/wir-packens-an-und-raeumen-auf-127243
- Eintracht Frankfurt football school focuses on community needs, include sustainability https://fussballschule.eintracht.de/ueber-uns/soziales-engagement/
- Moreover, Eintracht Frankfurt provide support to various local NGOs and encourage fans to participate in several campaigns (e.g. “Auf Jetzt” campaign last year when they raised €1 million for local social institutions)
Information sourced directly from Eintracht Frankfurt staff, website and third party websites
Information updated March 29th 2021