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PROVIDING A WORLD LEADING, INSPIRATIONAL VENUE

Our ambition is to provide a world leading, inspirational venue, which involves implementing a best practice sustainability strategy at Wembley Stadium.



Since the Stadium opened in 2007, we have made huge improvements to reduce our environmental impacts through our Environmental Management System (EMS) which obtained certification to the ISO 14001 international standard in 2013. We’ve implemented a number of energy improvement activities, saving us £6.5 million between 2007 and 2015, including our LED arch. We’ve been a zero waste to landfill venue since 2010, working in partnership with Veolia to send our food waste for anaerobic digestion, our recycling to a materials recovery facility and our general waste to an energy recovery facility. We also look for alternative routes to reuse our waste products; for example, soil from our pitch renovation was reused in Gladstone Park and Northwick Park in Brent as top soil. Similarly, we also donate unwanted merchandise and furniture to charity.



We are now focusing our attention on our bowl events, seeking to effectively manage both our environmental and social impacts through the Event Sustainability Management System we’re developing. We’re committing to achieve certification to the international standard ISO 20121:2012 for our Event Sustainability Management System in 2018. This will mean minimising the environmental impact of our bowl events and seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of the people within our supply chain and the local community. We’ve developed a Sustainable Events Policy to align our bowl event-related activities to our values of inclusivity, leadership, responsibility and efficiency as outline in our Statement of Purpose and Values. Through this policy, we aim to ensure our events are accessible to all, demonstrate leadership in event sustainability management, ensure our people and the local community are treated with respect, and reduce the environmental impacts of our events by maximising efficiencies.



The FA Group Environmental Policy

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The FA Group Sustainable Events Policy

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The FA Group Statement of Purpose & Values

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Awards and Certifications

Industry Green Three Star Award

Wembley Stadium has been awarded the Industry Green Three Star Award for continued and improved environmental performance. Wembley Stadium is the first stadium and only the third venue to be awarded the three star award which is the highest category. This award is testament to the excellent work that is carried out by our employees and the support from across the business.

Green Tourism Award

Wembley Stadium has been awarded a prestigious Gold award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme. An on-site audit awarded the Stadium 85% and commended the excellent achievements regarding environmental improvements. In addition Wembley Stadium was awarded the Green Tourism GoldStar Award in the annual awards ceremony for its outstanding achievements.

Carbon Trust Treble

Wembley Stadium is the first stadium to get the treble – the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon reduction, water and waste. The Stadium also featured in the world's first Carbon Footprinting Gallery in London. The exhibition was held at the Future Gallery to celebrate pioneering companies that are shaping the future of carbon footprinting.

The Stadium Business Awards 2012

Wembley Stadium won the international Sustainability Award at The Stadium Business Awards 2012. The award recognised the achievement, success and leadership demonstrated by our employees.

Green Apple Award

In 2012, our former ‘Green Team’ at Wembley Stadium was awarded the Gold category award at the prestigious Green Apple Awards. The award was collected at a ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament.

For any enquiries please contact: sustainability@thefa.com