Policy and Commitment
- FC Bayern München’s strategy “FC Bayern Ahead” is finished but until now, it is not communicated. Sustainability is one of the key points.
- Climate solutions specialist Viessmann became the club’s Official Climate Partner in November 2021.
- In 2015, the club and Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH became members of the Bayerische Klima Allianz (Bavarian Climate Alliance). The Climate Alliance is a large social network for more climate protection in Bavaria. The partners aim to raise awareness of climate protection with joint campaigns and to promote sustainable handling of limited resources and climate-friendly behaviour. The partners support the goal of the Bavarian state government to reduce greenhouse emissions to less than two tonnes per person until 2050.
- The Allianz Arena is certified in accordance with the European environmental management system EMAS.
- All FC Bayern München sites: Säbener Straße (HQ and training centre), Campus (youth training centre), Audi Dome and the Allianz Arena use electricity which is 100% powered by renewable sources.
- Photovoltaic panels have been installed on some of the facilities at the club and there are plans for this to be expanded.
- Allianz Arena follows the EMAS standards and is certified.
- All of FC Bayern München‘s properties are controlled in an energy-efficient manner that optimises consumption and is adapted to their particular use. In addition, the two energy-heavy locations Allianz Arena and Campus are also automatically adjusted to the operating conditions in the technology via a modern central control technology adhering to an energy efficiency plan.
- A 380,000 energy-efficient LED installation for the façade lighting is in place.
- In 2020, extended a partnership with Siemens with the primary focus on the potential use of efficient energy-storage technology and energy-management systems for the Allianz Arena and training facilities.
- The Allianz Arena was the first stadium in the world to adopt LED grow lighting technology for the full pitch inside the stadium. The new system allows for optimal climate control with up to 40% energy savings.
- Advocates travel by public transport and organising a carpool.
- Bicycle parking areas have been expanded by 300% in the last 7 years, with dedicated parking spaces for motorised two-wheel vehicles.
- In 2020, through its partner Audi, FC Bayern München states it was the first club internationally to use electric cars.
- E-mobility charging facilities in the Allianz Arena and Säbener Straße
- The creation of a sustainable transport policy is in progress.
- FC Bayern München tracks the number of fans taking various modes of transport to games. Until now, the numbers are not reported. The club will report on the numbers for the first time in the coming sustainability report.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- FC Bayern München has a systematic policy to reduce or remove disposable plastics for the Allianz Arena and Campus – part of EMAS certification and compliance with the requirements of global catering company Do & Co.
- FC Bayern München is working on a strategy to reduce or remove plastics across all its sites.
- No disposable cutler or crockery at Säbener Straße.
- The reusable cup system at the Allianz Arena has saved one million cups over one year with a deposit scheme (2euros). Bayern Munich’s reusable cup system made them the first winner of the European Reusable award.
- 0% waste goes to landfill.
- More than 90% of the waste is recycled, the residual waste is converted into electricity via a waste heat and power plant, which in turn is used to clean the reusable cups.
- Bayern Munich have a systematic policy towards waste management, that applies to all club sites.
- Lawn cuttings of the Allianz Arena is used to create sustainable bags for the fan shop.
- All urinals in public areas are centrally controlled and flushed to save water while adhering to strict hygiene guidelines.
- Taps are contactless and all seated toilets are equipped with water-saving flushing devices.
Plant based/low carbon food
- Vegan options at Allianz Arena – Two kiosks sell vegetarian pizzas, while eight other kiosks offer vegan sandwiches.
- Vegan options are also offered in VIP/hospitality areas.
- FC Bayern München offers vegan food options for players and staff.
- Vegan food options at Säbener Straße and Campus are mostly bio (organic) and regional. FC Bayern München is to work with the caterer for the Allianz Arena and Audi Dome to ensure food is sustainably sourced.
- In the area between the Campus and the Allianz Arena there is a moor which is protected through the activities by FC Bayern München.
- In the middle of the Campus area, there is a rare bug which is protected.
- FC Bayern München‘s “Arena of Change” education program is a joint initiative between the club and SOS-Kinderdorf which offers youngsters new perspectives and opportunities. In 2021, the club held a climate workshop on the effect of CO2 on water levels and the melting of polar ice caps.
Communication and Engagement
- FC Bayern München‘s strategy “FC Bayern Ahead” is now finished but until now, it is not communicated. Sustainability is one of the key points.
- Through a cross-club project “90 Minutes and Beyond”, FC Bayern München and its partner adidas opened a pitch especially for street soccer players in the ‘Sugar Mountain’ cultural centre in Munich. The club states that the pitch has been produced 100% carbon neutral and is made in part from sugar cane.
- In 2020, as part of FC Bayern München‘s ‘The Mission: Sports – Be Sustainable”, five teams of students attended the Allianz Arena to present solutions on how to make the operation of football stadia more sustainable.
Information sourced directly from FC Bayern München staff, website and third party websites
Information updated May 15 2023