Twickenham ‘twinkle’ on sustainability front


Accreditation for Twickenham Stadium Image: Twickenham Stadium

The Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham (UK), the home of England rugby, has further underlined its sustainability credentials with the receipt of another accreditation, this time from Greengage through its ECOsmart initiative.

‘Twickenham Stadium’ stated that the venue achieved Gold Standard from ECOsmart, with the accreditation joining other endorsements of the venue’s commitment to sustainable events, including, BS20121, ISO14001 and its own commitment to achieve net zero. Equally, the venue has been a pioneer in sustainable event food, with a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill Policy’ for the last eight years, a commitment to 95 percent of its food prepared and cooked onsite, using at least 80 percent British ingredients, and with all cooking oil recycled.

The 82,000-capacity Twickenham Stadium in Twickenham, South-West London, England (UK), is a rugby union stadium owned by the Rugby Football Union, English rugby union governing body, which has its headquarters there. The England national rugby union team plays its home matches at the stadium.

London (UK)-based Greengage is a sustainability and environmental consultancy that provides bespoke advice to organizations. Greengage helps organizations realize their sustainability ambitions and plans.

The 2023 Coliseum Summit Europe was held at the Twickenham Stadium in United Kingdom from March 22nd-23rd, 2023.

‘Twickenham Stadium’ quoted Nils Braude, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience Limited, as stating, “We’ve committed to sustainable events over a very long period of time, but it remains vital that we continue to benchmark our standards and provide evidence to our customers on the quality of what we’re doing. This is just the latest example of a highly credible organization supporting what we do, and we’re delighted to have come in at the Gold Level. It’s a tremendous endorsement of our team.”

Nils Braude, MD, Twickenham Experience, UK, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.

Added Andrew Perolls, head honcho, Greengage, “The Twickenham Stadium ticked all the boxes when it came to awarding the Gold Standard ECOsmart accreditation. They are a business that is continually reviewing what they are doing with regards to sustainability and challenging themselves internally. They are also a sharing business and have taken great steps to pass on what they learn to other businesses. This is an important part of us all striving for an even more sustainable industry.”

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