Man United effort to cut CO2 emissions

Published:  28 June, 2010

Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) has been certified a Carbon Trust Standard Company for its efforts at reducing its carbon emissions.

Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) has been certified a Carbon Trust Standard Company for its efforts at reducing its carbon emissions, marking the scheme's second-year anniversary.

The certification was set up by the Carbon Trust in June 2008, it says "to provide a much-needed clear and robust definition of good practice and for use as an independent endorsement of an organisation's achievements in carbon reduction".

MUFC's achievement marks two years of initiatives carried out at Old Trafford over two years, including the launch of a 'Reds Go Green' campaign encouraging the club's fans, customers and suppliers to recycle, as well as reducing energy consumption across the club by optimising the control system for heating and ventilation of the stadium.

The club aimed to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10% but exceeded this by 6.9%. In total, MUFC has saved 1,200 tonnes of CO2 and is looking at options for generating renewable energy at its training facilities and sites in the future.

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