Tottenham Hotspur has finished top of the 2020 Premier League Sustainability Table, making it the greenest football club in the division. The table was published by BBC Sport and the Sport Positive Summit.
The table works on a points-based system, with each Premier League club putting forward its various commitments to sustainability. The North London outfit are the only club in the league to have achieved the maximum 21 points available, with Arsenal, Brighton and Manchester United just shy, all scoring 20.
The brand-new stadium emits 50% less carbon emissions than a stadium built 10 years ago. Additionally, the club have installed new bicycle racks around the stadium, in an attempt to encourage its fans and staff to consider cycling on match-days. It’s reduced the use of plastics, implemented more low-carbon food and uses renewable energy to power the ground.
The club announced its signing of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, which is focused on helping the sports industry commit to climate change and sustainability.
The club’s Chairman, Daniel Levy, commented: “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.”