Chelsea win award for commitment to the environment
Chelsea Football Club has won the Sustainability in Sport category at the inaugural People and Environment Achievement (PEA) Awards.
The awards, dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’, celebrated achievements in the environmental arena at a high-profile ceremony held in central London.
Presented by TV personality and environmental campaigner Liz Bonnin, the Sustainability in Sport category honoured those clubs or individuals who helped make their organisations more sustainable or used their sporting skills to promote ethical practice.
The club was praised for its ongoing commitment to the environment by the judging panel. The panel included Tony Juniper, editor of Green Magazine, Rebecca Hill, international marketing director for National Geographic magazine, Josephine Fairley, co-founder of Green & Black’s and Richard Hammond, founder of greentraveller.co.uk.
Head of the Chelsea FC Foundation Simon Taylor, who accepted the award on behalf of the club, said: “We’re very proud of what we have achieved reducing our environmental impact. To have this work recognised by such a prestigious judging panel is a huge tribute to everyone involved from our board, our staff and the Chelsea fans themselves.”
Chelsea’s environmental commitments has seen the club construct one of the most environmentally friendly training grounds in sport as well as completely eliminating any waste going to landfill.