Watford FC has been ranked as the third most sustainable side in the Sky Bet Championship - and fourth in the EFL - in the first EFL Sustainability Table produced by Sport Positive.
The United Nations-backed Sport Positive systematically collates key environmental and sustainable information from all 92 teams in England’s top four divisions to measure how sustainable each club is.
All clubs are ranked on 11 key areas including policy and commitment, clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainable transport, single-use plastic reduction or removal, waste management, water efficiency, plant-based/low carbon food, biodiversity, education, and communication and engagement.
This research is then used to determine a club’s overall rank, with the EFL being included for the first time this year. Sport Positive has been producing the Premier League Sustainability Table since 2019.
With the Hornets using renewable energy across all sites, including the installation of solar panels at the London Colney training ground among plenty of other developments, the club is determined to keep pressing forward with its sustainable plans.
On the achievement, Head of Sustainability and Procurement at Watford FC, Tarang Panchal, said: “I am delighted to see our positioning in Sport Positive’s Sustainability Table.
“Our ranking reflects a commitment by the club to deliver on multiple sustainability projects, initiatives and policies that will increasingly change the way the club grows in the future.
“There has been a big push over the last 12 months, fully supported by the board and our hard-working staff at the club, to have a good standing among our peers on this ever-increasingly important subject of sustainability.
“On this journey so far we have done a lot behind the scenes, but we still have lots to do. This includes further reducing our consumption, becoming a Net Zero football club and really engaging and inspiring our fans and followers to get involved and make changes in their own lives to reduce their carbon footprint.
“We have a long and proud reputation as the Original Family Club, so to push ourselves to be a greener club for future generations is a natural path for us.”
For more information on the club’s sustainability progress, click HERE.