Leadership / 05.10.23
Sustainability Guidelines for European Arenas
Pollstar (05/04/23) Gottfried, Gideon
A Greener Future (AGF) and the European Arenas Association (EAA) have rolled out AGF's Arena Sustainability Guidelines for EAA members and non-members. "Developed from the latest research and best practices in sustainable venue management, the guidelines will act as a set of recommended practices to facilitate EAA member arenas in their decision-making, planning and implementation," states a press release. "The guidelines will also be available to non-EEA members wishing to adopt greener business practices." Areas covered by the guidelines include waste reduction, energy efficiency and sustainable sourcing; they are founded on the Greener Arena certification framework, and include environmental, social and economic impacts from equity, diversity and inclusion to health and well-being to local ecosystem and community impacts and investments. "Our members are committed to reducing their environmental impact and promoting sustainability across our industry," said EAA President Olivier Toth. "This collaboration is an opportunity for us to share our expertise and work together to create sustainable business practices that will benefit not only our members but the entire industry." AGF CEO Claire O'Neill explained: "Being a green business is not only essential for creating a better future for life and communities, it's the only way to do any kind of sustainable business. Anything less will not survive the next decade. Through this collaboration with the EAA we have created guidelines to get arenas started that are relevant, practical, and effective, helping arenas transition to long-term, sustainable operations."
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Tags: Leadership , Sustainability