Manchester United FC secures ISO14001
Manchester United FC has secured the ISO14001 standard, designed to help an organisation develop a strategic approach to cutting carbon emissions and waste.
MUFC’s environmental ambassador, the renowned environment-conscious former captain Gary Neville, received the standard and praised the club for its efforts to cut waste.
Implementing a range of environmental measures
Currently, the club has implemented a range of environmental measures including reducing lighting, controls on air conditioning systems and a communications policy which urges fans to recycle their waste. If the club wants to do even more, it may want to consider interior cladding, which can help reduce energy waste on properties associated with the club.
The ISO14001 certification is for all organisations ranging from small to medium size enterprises up to larger organisations covering all sectors, including charities and the voluntary sector.
Effort to become more sustainable
The club also confirmed to Business Green it has saved more than £500,000 thanks to its efforts to become more sustainable.
Gary Neville commented:
“It’s fantastic to see that Manchester United has been recognised for its efforts in environmental management. I know that the club is extremely committed to improving sustainability and this certification proves we’re heading in the right direction.”
In addition, Michael Bolingbroke, chief operating officer for Manchester United Football Club, praised the club for its efforts:
“Being certified to an international standard is testament to all the hard work across the club. It’s a real boost to receive this recognition for the work we’ve been doing for many years.”
Cited by Greenwise Business, Manchester United FC’s overall objective is to reduce its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by July 2013.