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Sustainability

Manchester United’s mission is to be the best football club in the world, both on and off the pitch. This includes the Club being a part of the community in the widest sense and that its success should not only be measured in the number of trophies it wins, but also by the impact it has on the community in which it exists.

Everyone at Manchester United is committed to tackling environmental and social issues at regional, national and international level, using the Manchester United brand to leverage support and create awareness of the issues facing the planet. We work towards self-imposed targets whilst also aspiring to achieve independently recognised standards.

In February 2012 Manchester United became the first football club in England to be awarded the international standard for Environmental Management Systems, ISO14001, rewarding the Club’s commitment to sustainability throughout the organisation.

During 2011 Manchester United’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions was recognised when the Club achieved The Carbon Trust Standard and was at the top of the government’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme league table.

Manchester United has now achieved a treble in this field and become the first major stadium in the UK to hold three major sustainability standards: The Carbon Trust Standard, ISO14001 and ISO20121, The Sustainable Events Management Standard, when ISO20121 is launched later this year.

Please download our Sustainability Policy here.

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