Policy and Commitment
- Is an EFL Green Clubs member.
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- In July 2022, all floodlights at the stadium were switched to LED. The new LED floodlight system can now be dimmed to 50% during player warm-ups. By comparison, the old floodlighting system required all floodlights to be turned on full.
- There is a rolling project to change all lights within the stadium to LED’s.
- The North Stand concourse and toilets as well as the West Stand concourse have been switched to LED’s.
- All remaining lights at the stadium will be switched to LED’s once additional funds are available.
- LED lighting is used within the main building of the club’s training ground. There are no floodlights at the training ground.
- LED perimeter advertising boards have been installed at Hillsborough.
- 20 bike racks are located at the stadium.
- 25 parking bays at the club’s megastore are designated for disabled parking. There is no additional parking on-site for supporters.
- There are 2-3 electric charging points at the club’s megastore and two additional charging points in the West Stand (visiting supporters) for supporters that use motorised wheelchairs.
- Supporters can travel to Hillsborough by bike, bus, tram or on foot.
- Supporters travelling from Sheffield Train Station can catch a direct tram route to Hillsborough Corner, 200 yards away from the stadium.
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Biodegradable containers are used on matchdays.
- In 2019, the club pledged to reduce its consumption of single use plastics and is assessing how much plastic it uses across the club – from the training ground to the concourse kiosks. This is an ongoing commitment for the club.
- At least 95% of its waste is diverted from landfill through waste management provider Biffa.
- At the stadium and training ground, glass, plastic, cardboard, cooking oil, old lightbulbs and food waste are placed into separate bins and sent for recycling or composting.
- There are separate recycling bins within staff offices for paper, cardboard and printer ink cartridges.
- PET glasses and bottles are recycled through the club’s collection partners.
- Stop taps have been installed across the stadium and training ground.
- As a long-term aim/strategy, the club is looking at using water from the River Don to irrigate the pitch.
Plant based/low carbon food
- A vegan option is offered at each of the club’s kiosks. Vegan options include a Steakless Cornish pasty, Keralean Cauliflower & Onion Bhaji Pasty, Vegan Burritos and Fries. The club is also working towards extending its options into Vegan Pizza, Vegan Burgers & Plant based chicken options.
- Kitchen ingredients are sourced from local suppliers of fruit, vegetables and butchers who in turn purchase from local growers. The club always aims to operate seasonally.
- All of the club’s local supply chains are within a 10 mile radius.
- Matchday pies are sourced from a local bakery within 15 miles.
- On matchday six of the 22/23 season, the club ensured all food options within the West Stand (away stand) for Forest Green Rovers Football Club’s supporters were vegan.
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- Has delivered a number of workshops around environmental sustainability through the Premier League Primary Stars Programme and social action projects in schools.
- Environmental sustainability will be part of the Owls community programme and will be included in the club’s strategy and business planning for 2023-2026.
Communication and Engagement
- Participates in Planet League competitions.
- Posters located around the office and within staff toilets advise staff to switch off all computers, printers and lights at the end of the day.
- Signs around staff offices encourage the recycling of paper, cardboard and printer ink cartridges into the correct bins.
- Staff are advised to wash recyclable food containers, prior to recycling.
Information sourced directly from Sheffield Wednesday F.C staff, website and third party websites
Information updated 07 March, 2023.