Billy Hogan, CEO at LFC, said: “This is a great achievement for the club as we continue to create and build a sustainable business, and a sustainable club. Congratulations to Tottenham Hotspur, who we share this top spot with.
“As a football club with a global fanbase we’re proud to be leading the way on important environmental issues. The Red Way has achieved a lot in its first year. There is so much more to do, but the club has created a solid foundation and is committed to building on this achievement. As we move forward, we will constantly evaluate the way we operate, to operate in the most sustainable way.
“We will continue to strive to provide the tools and opportunities for everyone connected to the club to take meaningful actions that will create a healthy planet and thriving communities.”
The Sport Positive EPL Environmental Matrix measures each club’s policy and commitment, clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainability transport, single-use plastic reduction or removal, waste management, water efficiency, plant-based/low carbon food, biodiversity, education, and communication and engagement on sustainability.
Claire Poole from Sport Positive said: “Congratulations to Liverpool FC for taking joint-first place in our Sport Positive EPL Environmental Sustainability League for 2021.
“It is clear to see the amount of work that Liverpool FC have put into overhauling their environmental sustainability work in the past few years to the comprehensive strategy we can see today, and it’s incredible to see it permeate across every facet of the organisation.
“The club and its fans all over the world should be very proud of this achievement but we must continue to do more, and I know LFC has so much more in the works. The climate crisis is not standing still, and neither can we.”
The club is also a signatory to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and is committed to the higher ambition level, recently completing a carbon emissions inventory.
See a detailed breakdown of the table matrix here and more information on The Red Way here.