SUSTAINABILITY IN SPORT AWARD
ArenaMend is a trailblazing family-run organization specializing in the development and supply of sustainable equestrian surfaces. Our innovation journey since 2012 has led to the creation of two groundbreaking products – ArenaGreen and Noviun Fiber – that offer high performance while mitigating the environmental impact of traditional horse footings.
ArenaGreen eliminates the need for water-dependent structures by offering a unique sand and fiber composition, saving an average of 3,000,000 liters of water per arena annually. Noviun Fiber, an innovative plant-based blend, replaces synthetic fibers often associated with environmental harm.
Our commitment to sustainability has saved over 1 billion liters of water and eliminated over a million pounds of plastic contamination. Our measures of success go beyond these environmental benefits; reduced injury rates in horses, faster recovery times, and improved endurance underscore the performance advantages of our products. We are proud to share that our clients endorse these benefits, echoing our values of sustainability and superior performance in equestrian footings.
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
The Challenge – With the Amex stadium located in the South Downs National Park, the club already follows stringent restrictions to keep light pollution to a minimum, as well as keeping gas usage, traffic, litter and waste to a minimum to preserve the local wildlife. Being the only city in the UK to elect a Green Party MP in the past four general elections we need to match this in the way we operate and the services we provide.
The Amex is located out of town, so the club has always had to encourage fans to use sustainable modes of transport and provide travel options to discourage them from driving to the stadium.
We are HUMAN – Treating people, animals and the environment equally, enhancing our togetherness with the community around us. BOLD – Continually challenging partners and suppliers to produce and operate in a “greener” way, while listening to our community as they challenge us. MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Implementing small changes which have a massive impact on our overall sustainability.
Addressing Transport, Single Use Plastics, Tree-planting schemes, Digital Ticketing, Green electricity and creative initiatives with water, food and pitch irrigation.
Liverpool Football Club
In early 2021, LFC launched their sustainability strategy, The Red Way. When establishing The Red Way, the club’s intention was to provide an inspiring, credible, and authentic approach to sustainability. The club has now truly embedded sustainability into all its departments and has continued to progress towards achieving its goals. The award-winning strategy presents a holistic approach to sustainability, putting the 3 pillars (people, planet and communities) into the heart of all operations and amplifying the club’s impact by contributing towards the achievement of 14 UN Sustainable Development Goals. By using the platform of sport, along with the entertainment and inspiration it provides, LFC believes The Red Way helps to embrace sport’s opportunity to deliver positive social and environmental change through this platform.
Scotland’s Sustainable Summer of Golf – VisitScotland
A major, multi stakeholder project in golf, coordinated by the GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf in partnership with Visit Scotland, delivered environmental and social impacts across Scotland’s incredible summer of golf.
Scotland was the centrepiece of sustainable golf in 2022, with six professional tournaments, including two Majors. The project enabled event organisers across The R&A, European Tour Group, PGA Tour, Ladies European Tour, LPGA, IMG, Richemont events and Scottish Golf, to deliver a consistent approach and united efforts across venues, staging, legacies and communications, with activities integrating climate action, circular economy, social value and promotion of nature in their events.
Tournament owners, promoters, venues and media all embraced sustainability – showing how the Home of Golf is driving sustainable golf, set against the backdrop of Scotland’s stunning natural landscapes and ecosystems. The initiative is being felt beyond golf, helping shape Scotland’s National Events Strategy Review – Net Zero & Environmental Sustainability.
Surrey County Cricket Club
This year Surrey County Cricket Club has confirmed our pledge to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030. This is an important and ambitious target to ensure that we can operate at the highest level possible. The Club has set an initial target of reducing total CO2e emissions by 45% by the end of 2024 with a focus on rapidly reducing the direct emissions that result from the Club and the running of The Kia Oval venue. This includes reducing electricity consumption, improving insulation operational processes at the venue, and increasing the quantity of recycling.
World Athletics CIS – Wonderly
WebCIS is an innovative, online solution that offers real-time event data, video, athlete profiles, infographics, and automated commentary to content producers such as broadcasters, commentators, and journalists, increasing accessibility while reducing carbon footprint.
The Web Competition Information System (WebCIS) is a bespoke technology solution built for World Athletics delivering real time data, assets, athlete profiles and automated commentary during major. World Championships. The system is currently being used on all World Athletic Series events including the World Championship, as well as several European Athletics events. It was also used to cover Athletics during the Tokyo Olympics. Replacing a legacy system of physical hardware (VLAN cables) and tablets, our system is accessible anywhere in the world in real time.