Watford FC and ClearVUE.Business: Pioneering Sustainability in Football and Inspiring a Net Zero Future

As we navigate the path to sustainability, it’s important to remember that partnerships play a crucial role.

They allow us to combine expertise, share knowledge, and drive meaningful change.

By taking decisive action and setting ambitious sustainability goals, Watford FC is not only reducing its carbon emissions but also inspiring others to do the same.

This #NetZeroWeek, we’re highlighting our partnership with Watford FC, a collaboration, which signals the incredible shift in sustainability culture within the sporting landscape.

In our latest press release, we reflect on the journey so far, as we continue to push towards net zero together:

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Watford Football Club continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and the fight against climate change through its ongoing partnership with ClearVUE.Business.

As the world faces the escalating climate crisis, the need for businesses to take decisive, meaningful action — particularly those with a high public profile such as Watford FC — has never been more critical.

The club, recognising its influential role within the community and the wider football industry, has committed to leading by example. It has chosen to partner with ClearVUE.Business to develop comprehensive strategies to achieve their net zero targets.

Over the past months, ClearVUE.Business has facilitated a monthly forum for Watford FC, focusing on energy management and their Net Zero journey. This has served as a platform for knowledge exchange, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead on the path to net zero.

In addition to providing a platform for discussion and learning, ClearVUE.Business has also conducted ESOS audits for the club. These audits, which ensure compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), are a crucial part of the club’s sustainability strategy. By identifying areas for energy savings, these audits are helping Watford FC reduce its carbon emissions and move closer to its net zero goal.

ClearVUE.Business has also worked closely with Watford FC to develop a suite of sustainability policies. These include a Water Policy, Energy Performance Policy, Environmental Policy, Biodiversity Policy, Waste Management Policy, and Single-Use Plastic Policy. Each of these policies represents a commitment to sustainable practices and provides a roadmap for the club’s ongoing journey towards net zero.

Gary Mapstone, Senior Energy Manager at ClearVUE.Business, said: “Working with Watford FC has been a journey of discovery and innovation. Through our collaboration, we’ve been able to identify key areas for optimisation and implement strategies that not only reduce carbon emissions but also enhance operational efficiency. It’s a testament to the power of data-driven decision making in the pursuit of sustainability.”

Dan Smith, Director of Energy Services at ClearVUE.Business, added: “Our alliance with Watford FC shows our shared dedication to achieving their net zero pledge. We’ve been instrumental in providing the necessary support to traverse the intricate landscape of sustainability compliance. But our partnership goes beyond that – it’s also about collaboratively pioneering a trajectory towards a sustainable future, underpinned by innovation and mutual ambition.”

Watford FC’s commitment to sustainability is not just about reducing their carbon footprint, but about making a commitment to our planet and future generations. “Sustainability is not just a goal for us, it’s a standard we’re setting in the football industry. We’re making real impact, not just by reducing our carbon emissions, but by inspiring others to do the same,” said a senior figure at Watford FC.

The club is also working towards presenting their Net Zero and Decarbonisation pledge, marking another significant milestone in their sustainability journey.

The partnership between Watford FC and ClearVUE.Business is a shining example of how businesses can play a vital role in tackling the climate crisis. By taking decisive action and setting ambitious sustainability goals, Watford FC is not only reducing its carbon emissions but also inspiring others to do the same.

As the partnership continues to evolve, both Watford FC and ClearVUE.Business are committed to sharing their journey and inspiring others to take action. The road to net zero may be challenging, but with the right partner and a commitment to sustainability, it is a journey that all businesses can embark on.

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