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CLUB: United assessed in independent sustainability survey

The club has been ranked 11th in League Two by Sport Positive

31 March 2023

For the first time, Sport Positive has systematically collated key environmental sustainability information for every English Football League (EFL) club.

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30 March 2023

It covers:

  • Commitment and policy
  • Clean energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable transport
  • Waste management
  • Single use plastic reduction/removal
  • Water efficiency
  • Availability of low-carbon/plant based food
  • Biodiversity, education and communications/engagement

You can see the independent analysis HERE (ranking the club as 11 in L2).

The index is valuable in playing a part to raise awareness and standards across the game. It allows fans to assess their own club, and how things change over time. No club wants to be down at the bottom of the table. 

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29 March 2023

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “Football has a positive part to play in Climate Change. The game and individual clubs are increasingly under scrutiny for what we do.

“We are all affected – we know that first-hand with our own flood risk. We felt is was important to take part in this review. 

“We know we have a lot to do and that have challenges in this area. We need to do more and be better, as this review shows.  

“We are taking the first steps on a critical but long journey to change behaviour and think differently. 

“Being part of the EFL's Green Clubs scheme has provided us with a framework to develop new ideas and initiatives, and to help us to improve in future.”

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