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Wed 03 Feb 2021 | 11:49 am GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

Tottenham Hotspur has topped the 2020 Premier League Sustainability Table

Tottenham Hotspur has topped the 2020 Premier League Sustainability Table, published by BBC Sport and the Sport Positive Summit, scoring a maximum of 21 points. It’s the second year that Sport Positive has published the table by collating key environmental sustainability information for every Premier League football club. The categories reflect the environmental impacts of putting on a football match, and initiatives that are under way at clubs. Clubs are asked to provide evidence of efforts in eight categories, with more points available in each category this year and three bonus points, making a total of 21. Tottenham Hotspur are the only Club to achieve maximum points in this year’s standings - taking an outright lead ahead of Arsenal, Brighton and Man Utd on 20 points. Last year the Club finished joint top alongside Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United. Daniel Levy, chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are delighted that our efforts towards making Tottenham Hotspur the world’s most sustainable Club have been recognised by BBC Sport and the Sport Positive Summit. Looking to our future beyond the current pandemic, our message is that the climate needs to be at forefront of all our minds. We have seen people take greater pride in their environment during the lockdowns of the past year - when we return to normality, we cannot slip back into bad habits and lose sight of this.” Some of the environmental initiatives highlighted by Sport Positive in the table included: - 100% certified renewable energy across all club operations and facilities, with REGO-backed electricity and carbon neutral gas provided to the stadium - LED lighting (including floodlights) and high-efficiency building services systems are in place to reduce energy use - Stadium actively promoted as ‘Public Transport Destination'. Cycle to work scheme for staff and tracks fan travel methods to stadium and reduction target of fans using private cars in place. Single use plastic reduction strategy across all club properties. Eliminated plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery & all plastic disposable packaging that accompanies these items. Reusable beer cup scheme in place Image: Wikimedia/Bluejam under the Creative Commons license
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