Bristol City has been ranked the Championship’s most environmentally sustainable club in the 2022 EFL Sport Positive League.
The club scored 22 points out of a possible 24 across 11 categories with only Forest Green Rovers ranking higher across all 72 EFL clubs.
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In August last year City launched their sustainability strategy, Project Whitebeam, in partnership with Bristol Bears, Bristol Flyers, Ashton Gate and Bristol Sport, while, just three months later, City also won the Football Supporters’ Association Climate Action Award.
The club is a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and one of only four EFL Clubs who also have Race to Zero targets of cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 and being net zero by 2040.
Club Director, Gavin Marshall said “We’re pleased to be among the clubs leading change across football. We recognise that we have an impact and are working hard to mitigate that across a number of key areas. Sport clearly has a long way to go but it feels like clubs are finally waking up to the challenge”
Head of Change and Sustainability Peter Smith said: “This reflects hard work by a lot of people across the club to tackle the challenge holistically and shows we’ve made a good start on Project Whitebeam. However, we all have a long way to go and we’re really keen that everyone – fans, players, staff, sponsors and suppliers – come on that journey with us.”