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09 Sep 2019
Green matters: Wembley secures highest ISO sustainability standard

Wembley Stadium has been awarded the highest standard of sustainability by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

England’s national stadium – which is owned and operated by the Football Association – secured the international standard for event sustainability management systems (ISO 20121) for its work in regulating the stadium’s social, economic and environmental impact across all its events.

Led by the Football Association’s Sustainability Team, environmentally-friendly achievements at the stadium have included reducing landfill waste to zero, piloting reusable cups and eliminating plastic straws at the venue and donating soil from the pitch to local parks as part of a re-generation initiative.

According to Sarah Smith, Wembley Stadium facilities manager, the certification is a "significant milestone" for Wembley Stadium and for The FA – which owns the venue.

"This is a huge achievement for Wembley Stadium and for all the employees who continually make an effort to maintain the high standards we have set under our system," SMith said.

"Maintaining these standards requires everyone to adapt and change their “business-as-usual” approach.

"As a multi-use stadium, it can be a real challenge to operate in a more sustainable manner whilst meeting the varying needs of each event, but we’ve been able to make real progress by coming together through the Football Association’s Sustainability Team and finding solutions that work for Wembley.

"I am proud to be able to play a part in positioning the stadium as a sustainability leader and look forward to developing further improvements and implementing more beneficial sustainability initiatives."

ISO 20121 was introduced to help event-related organisations to become more socially responsible, reduce the environmental footprint of events and continue to be financially successful.


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22 May 2019
Monaco positions itself as wellness destination with first health & wellness festival
The principality of Monaco will host its first-ever health and wellness festival, ‘In Your Element’, from 5-7 July, in partnership with the Columbus Monte Carlo hotel and Monaco’s World Class Gym.
09 Sep 2019
World Para Swimming championships kick off in London
The world’s best para-swimmers are descending to the London Aquatics Centre this week, to mark the start of the London 2019 World Para Swimming championships.
06 Sep 2019
Commonwealth Games Federation reveals second phase of strategic plan
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has published its Transformation 2022 Refresh document – the second phase of its strategic plan from 2015 to 2022.
04 Sep 2019
IOC Initiative To Help National Committees Cut Carbon Emissions
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set out to help the world’s 206 National Olympic Committees (NOC) – and International Sports Federations – reduce their carbon emissions.
03 Sep 2019
Venetian to allow CBD exhibitors at ISPA
The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, site of the upcoming 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, has agreed to allow exhibitors of CBD products at the annual trade show, reversing a stand set earlier this year.
27 Aug 2019
Burning Man 2019 features Finnish Sauna in the desert
Revellers at Burning Man this week can get an extra dose of heat in the Nevada Desert as Helsinki-based JKMM architects bring the Steam of Life Pavilion to the festival.
27 Aug 2019
World Rugby to introduce gender-neutral names for major tournaments
Rugby's world governing body has announced that its flagship Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles.
24 Aug 2019
Former cabinet secretary and chair of RCGP to deliver keynotes at ukactive summit
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell and the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, have been named as keynote speakers for this year's ukactive National Summit.
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