The impact we have on our planet is something we're all responsible for. As a football club with millions of followers around the world we are proud to take the issue seriously.

We appreciate that actions such as the management of our physical estate, the way we use water and energy and how we manage and recycle our waste will contribute to the health of our planet.

We take the same approach at locations such as Anfield as we'd do at home, eg, recycling cardboard, reusing cups, collecting water to keep our pitches healthy and making sure our gas and electricity supplies are derived from renewable sources.

And we do a lot more as well.

Climate

The club is a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action.

Long-term, the Club is working to achieve absolute zero carbon emissions in line with UK government legislation. In the short term, the Club has become carbon neutral for all our direct activities. We’ve achieved this by making sure our utilities are supplied by fully renewable energy for our electricity and gas supplies. For other fuel sources, carbon offsetting schemes have been introduced. In doing so, the Club has offset 435 tonnes of CO2 emissions via the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) reduction project and the planting of trees in parts of Northwest England. The policy has made a significant contribution to the offsetting of carbon emissions, thereby helping tackle climate change and creating habitats for wildlife both in urban and rural communities.

Waste and Water

The Club continuously reviews its operational processes to ensure landfill waste is avoided whenever possible. On matchdays, cardboard waste is baled onsite and glass is segregated before both are collected for recycling.

For matchday catering, biodegradable cutlery is used in place of plastic. Paper drinking straws, recyclable food containers and drinking cups are utilised. Draught beer is also served in reusable cups.

Working with our seat supplier, we have recycled 6500 plastic seats along with 6500 plastic seat backs – all replaced in the Lower Anfield Road Stand section during the period of lockdown.

And don’t forget, our Nike kit is made from plastic bottles.

Partnering with iugis – Liverpool FC’s Official Food Waste Management Partner – organic food digester machines have been installed within Anfield stadium. Additional food waste is processed using Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology which converts waste food matter into bio-methane. This, in turn, is used for green energy supply and transmission to the National Grid.

At our AXA Training Centre, waste is divided into three key disposal streams – general waste, recycling and food. All of these are diverted from landfill. A food macerator is used within the main production kitchen to assist in the control and minimisation of all waste food.

At Anfield, waterless urinals have been installed. At the Academy and AXA Training Ground complex the installation of an additional water bore hole unit that provides natural rainwater for irrigating pitches across the entire training ground site.

Two closed-loop waste-to-water wash systems and oil water separators are used by the grounds maintenance teams to prevent possible contaminations leaking into local drain or water courses.

The Club is also involved in Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign with the Premier League and Sky.

Biodiversity

Our team at Anfield operates a garden allotment the size of a football pitch which provides a place to grow and harvest seasonal produce, including fruit, vegetables, and honey which is then eaten at the stadium. The facility is part of our farm-to-fork initiative for event hospitality, with any additional produce being distributed to local food banks. Additionally, all fish is sustainably sourced and all matchday retail outlets have converted to sustainable palm oil, complying with the global standards set by RSPO.

The multi-year partnership with Quorn – Liverpool FC’s Official Sustainable Protein Partner – promotes sustainable food choices for everyone. Quorn products are already on the menu for players at the AXA Training Centre and plans are in progress to offer more vegan options to matchday fans at Anfield.

AXA Training Ground - landscaping

  • 653 new trees have been planted.
  • 1.5km of hedging laid.
  • 6000 shrubs and bushes have been planted.

The Academy

  • Bird boxes and hedgehog houses introduced.
  • Wildflower areas are currently being sown.