Twickenham Stadium adds ECOsmart accreditation


Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, has received gold accreditation from Greengage through its ECOsmart initiative. The venue achieved Gold Standard from ECOsmart, with the accreditation joining other endorsements of the venue’s commitment to sustainable events.

These accreditations include BS20121, an ISO which standard takes into account the geography, culture and social demographic of an event/venue, and ISO14001, which has been adopted by over 300,000 organizations worldwide.

The venue also points to its ‘Zero waste to landfill policy’ for the last eight years as an example of its pioneering efforts in sustainable event food, with a commitment to 95% of its food prepared and cooked on-site, using at least 80% British ingredients, and with all cooking oil recycled.

“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,” commented Nils Braude, MD, Twickenham Experience Limited. “This is just the latest example of a highly credible organisation supporting what we do, and we’re delighted to have come in at Gold Level. It’s a tremendous endorsement of our team.”

Andrew Perolls, CEO, Greengage, added, “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.

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