– All electricity contracts source from green supplies
– The club will continue to audit and monitor its operations via ESOS submissions and through meeting requirements under ESOS and SECR legal obligations
– The club’s Environmental Policy confirms that usage of all energy will be kept to a minimum with various control measures put in place to reduce where practicable. As such this includes: Replacement of conventional lighting with LED fittings; Installation of motion sensors where practical rather than switches; Installation of timers on “automatic lighting” e.g. car park lights; Building management systems
– A significant number of fittings through the stadium and Training Ground have been changed to LED from standard ones along with movement sensors fitted
– WBA’s Environmental Policy states that ‘WBA works closely with all external travel partners ensuring that there are suitable public transportation opportunities to get to the stadium both on match days and Monday to Friday’.
– The club will look for opportunities to promote environmental best practice and encourage our customers to take positive action in areas such as transportation and recycling.
– The Club will encourage staff to walk or cycle to work and to only travel to meetings where absolutely necessary
– Cycle racks at the Academy site which are available to supporters on match days
– Surveyed fans in past 12 months on modes of transport used to attend games, as how supporters would attend games under covid
Single Use Plastic Reduction/Removal
– WBA Environment Policy aims ‘to eliminate usage of single use products’
– The Waste Management section includes the aim to ‘Eliminate usage of single use materials / plastics where practicable’ and the Procurement section references
– No longer use of sachets, single use stirrers
– Single use plastic cups were eliminated up to COVID. Since then biodegradable ones have been used.
– WBA Environment Policy states ‘West Bromwich Albion realizes that sustainable waste management is a key element of our environmental strategy. As such we undertake to recycle materials wherever possible and to reduce the production, use and disposal of any material that is not reusable. We will try and work with our suppliers to ensure that they recognize and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation. The Club strives to minimize waste across our operations.
– Key measures currently in place include:
– Separation of waste into “general waste” and “mixed recycling”; Separation and recycling of glass; Separation and recycling of green waste e.g. grass cuttings; Recycling of all old IT equipment; Recycling of all waste oil. Eliminate usage of single use materials / plastics where practicable’
– WBA Environment Policy states ‘In line with our Energy Policy the Club will aim to use water as efficiently as possible.Usage of all water will be kept to a minimum with various control measures put in place to reduce where practicable’
– As such this includes: Installation of push taps instead of conventional taps;Installation of waterless urinals / water management systems;Reduction of water during flushes; Building management systems.
– The club will continue to audit and monitor its operations via our ESOS submissions and through meeting our requirements under ESOS and SECR legal obligations.’
Plant based/low carbon food
– WBA Environmental Policy states (within the Procurement section): ‘all food purchased is currently and will continue to be bought from sustainable sources e.g. fish’
Communications and engagement
– Club has environmental policy that can be accessed via the clubs main website: https://www.wba.co.uk/club/club-policies/environmental-policy
Information sourced directly from West Bromich Albion staff and website/environmental policy
Information updated 24th January 2021