TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
- Approximately 30-50% of energy is provided from a renewable source across all sites
- The solar installation on the carport generates enough electricity to cover the daily requirements of the neighbouring facilities around the PreZero Arena.
- Solar systems PreZero Arena (10,000 m2) and training center (2,500 m2), which generate approx. 1.3 million kw / h per year and save approx. 743 tons of CO2.
- Building management technology to optimize energy use – updated 7 April
- There is a pellet heating system for low carbon supply in the stadium and an e-charging station in the office
- All new energy efficiency investments will follow sustainability aspects
- The club are also are about to implement science based targets
- After science based targets are implemented, a systemic policy will follow
- Tickets for local public transport are compulsory included in the tickets for the game
- Offset for the travel of the visiting team and the referees
- The club recently conducted a fan survey on travel, the results are as follows: – Car 64% – Public transport 28% – Walking 4% – Motorbike 2% – Bicycle 1% – Electric Car 1%
- Establishment of an environmental / energy team to develop travel guidelines, mobility concepts and other potential for improvement
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
- Internal sustainable guidelines in place for the supply of the club and internal environmental groups to improve TSG, to ensure no single used plastic used
- With partner PreZero, the cup system was switched from disposable to reusable at the beginning of 2020.
- Polyethylene (PE) cups can be used up to 400 times
- Short cleaning routes (30 km one way)
- Missing seasonal motifs guarantee usability beyond a season
- The deposit is very low at 50 cents, the proceeds from cups that are not returned go to a WWF project to protect the oceans
- Vision: zero waste target – Home jersey made from recycled plastic
- The current home jersey (2020/21 season) is made from almost 100% recycled plastic – both the team outfit and the one available in the fan shop.
om almost 100% recycled plastic – both the team outfit and the one available in the fan shop.
- Grass recycling project has seen clippings from the stadium’s pitch used to manufacture mobile phone covers https://www.coliseum-online.com/hoffenheim-continues-green-drive/
- Sponsors vision to recycle 100% of waste.
- The Club is working to implement the next steps of the waste management programme with PreZero as soon as fans are expected to be back in the stadium.
- Percentage of waste diversion from landfill not known/advised
- Hoffenheim extended stadium rights with waste management company – PreZero. Dietmar Böhm, Managing Director of PreZero: “Even before we started our partnership in January 2019, we had found that our vision of a world without wasting resources closely matched TSG Hoffenheim’s fundamental understanding of environmental management issues.” https://greensportsalliance.org/hoffenheim-continues-green-drive/
- Water treatment for the irrigation of the pitch and the toilet flushing through a rainwater cistern
- Cistern in headquarters to supply water to the training fields – updated 7 April
Plant based/low carbon food
- Vegan food options available in stadium and staff canteens – updated 7 April
- Vegetarian options in the academy, business lounge and public areas of the stadium
- Hoffenheim have food in the stadium which is sourced regionally and seasonally as far as possible
- Corporate Responsibility page on the main website: https://www.tsg-hoffenheim.de/tsg/der-club/tsg-ist-bewegung
- TSG 1899 Hoffenheim helped initiate the Sports for Future project, through which the unifying power of sport is working on the climate change challenge. More info: https://sportsforfuture.de/ , https://www.tsg-hoffenheim.de/aktuelles/news/2019/07/startschuss-fuer-sports-for-future/
- In 2018 launched ‘TSG is Movement’ – defining five fields of action by means of the future strategy, through which the own development and the creation of social benefits are given a framework: Innovation, employees and players, youth and fans, ecology, Africa: https://www.tsg-hoffenheim.de/en/news/overview/2020/05/tsg-is-movement-credible-interesting-significant/
- Support for the Alliance for Development and Climate of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- As part of the alliance, we offset the previously unavoidable CO2 footprint of TSG Hoffenheim through a reforestation project in Uganda.
- Since October 2019: Offer of a “climate ticket” – when purchasing a ticket, the buyer can book any number of tree seedlings for 1 euro each
- TSG 1899 Hoffenheim are part of a sustainable management for the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region – updated 7 April
Information sourced directly from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim staff, website and third party websites
Information updated April 7 2021