Emergenza Climatica UEFA's Carbon Footprint Calculator presented

The calculation system, presented by UEFA, is the only certified calculator that will provide calculation of the impact made by the Federations, Clubs and Leagues

Thursday, March 7, 2024

UEFA's Carbon Footprint Calculator presented

The Carbon Footprint Calculator has been presented by UEFA at the Emirates Stadium in London. The UEFA carbon footprint calculator is to help football federations, clubs and leagues measure and reduce their carbon footprint. Based on the GHG Protocol and third-party validated methodology, the Calculator is the result of a two-year collaborative effort involving dozens of stakeholders, including football organisations and external consultants. The calculator will allow football organisations to comprehensively assess and understand their carbon emissions, with particular attention to football-specific areas such as Mobility, Purchased Goods and Services, and Facilities and Logistics. The calculator features a complete methodology with customised software and support material (user guide, video tutorial, helpdesk). Through this investment, UEFA intends to promote transparency, consistency and comparability in carbon reporting across the football ecosystem.

The panel organised by UEFA, including Michael Lloyd (Environmental Sustainability Manager Arsenal), Thomas Seillé (Head of Project & CSR Coordinator, French Federation), Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu (Sports for Climate Action Lead, UN Climate Change), Matous Michnevic (Vice President, ESG Lead for Europe, Mastercard) and Ariela Caglio (Director ESSEC-Bocconi Double Degree & UEFA Senior Advisor), during the workshop with the Sustainability Managers of the 55 European Associations and Club Representatives, the FIGC presented the Sustainability path that has started at the FIGC Technical Centre in Coverciano (CTF) as part of Best Practice methods. The project concerning the calculation of the carbon footprint produced by activities at the CTF, initiated by the Head of the Coverciano Technical Centre Maurizio Francini and the Sustainability Manager Cristina Blasetti and carried out together with Circularity, a Benefit Company active in the sector of environmental sustainability, is part of the environmental sustainability project underway.

In recent months, the FIGC, thanks to the support received from UEFA in this process, has carried out a study on the calculation of CO2 emissions deriving from the impacts produced by the Federal Technical Centre as the first action of the defined Environmental Sustainability plan. The study had as its objective the examination of the technical centre's activities and the related impact produced, with the aim of defining an environmental strategy for the Technical Centre and eventual compensation actions.