Croke Park Sustainability

Croke Park Stadium became the first stadium in Ireland and the UK to secure both ISO14001 and ISO 20121 standards in 2012.

We are an acknowledged trail blazer when it comes to aspiring to and achieving, the highest levels of sustainability excellence in Ireland and Croke Park Stadium wants to leave a positive legacy for future generations.

The “Greener. On & Off the Pitch” strategy is our commitment to sustainability. Since 2008 the stadium has continually improved and built on our previous achievements and reached even greater levels of sustainability.

 

Croke Park is celebrating reaching a major sustainability milestone with 0% of the stadium’s waste generated going to landfill!

 

Our Sustainability Objectives

Each year, the Environment and Sustainability Management Group (ESMG) set out an ambitious set of objectives, to deliver against both our environmental and sustainability policies. Their hard work, dedication and passion for what they do continues to make a difference in ways you can see and more often in ways that are not so obvious.
Their collaboration with our Community team has delivered the Community Recycling and Composting initiatives at a local level whilst the substantial savings made through energy and waste management has made an invaluable contribution to the environment and wider GAA organisation. See more detail on our objectives below.

Achieve

Commence Integration of ISO’s & OHSAS systems

Recognition & Awards:

  • Green Awards
  • Chambers Ireland CSR Awards
  • Dublin Chambers Sustainable Business
  • BIFM
  • Stadium Business Summit
  • FM Ireland

Cost Reduction

  • Waste: Maintain 0% to landfill for 2015
  • Water: Control water flow to urinals via solenoid values to corporate areas and dressing rooms
  • Gas: Monitoring of gas usage on BMS for the pitch boiler house and maintain gas usage
  • Electricity: Maintain usage to 2015 budget. Feasibility study of LED lighting to service tunnel to be completed. Currently 4 sample lights are installed for performance monitering in the OB area

Communicate

Marketing & Conferencing Initiatives

  • Hold another Sustainability Awareness Day during Championship
  • Green Sales Initiative for new clients – 10% discount on events to those with Green Credentials
  • Develop slides and banners promoting achievements
  • Ezine for corporate clients

Community & Social

  • Recruit new Community Team members
  • Establish a new long-term agreement between Croke Park and local community
  • Continue the development of communication strategies for the 2015 season
  • Increase local employment in the stadium through specific recruitment drives
  • Increase awareness of and interest in the Croke Park Community fund
  • Continue to review and develop all other community gain initiatives developed by the stadium

Projects

  • Shared sustainability knowledge with Croke Park Hotel
  • Staff sustainability initiative
  • Bio Diversity Project (Insect Hotel habitat)
  • Viability of hand dryers to level 2 to replace handtowels as part of refurbishment

Sustainability Policy Statement

Páirc An Chrócaigh Teoranta (PCT) is responsible for the management and operation of Croke Park Stadium as a brand of excellence both at a national and international level. Our goal is to ensure that Croke Park remains the premier venue for GAA sporting events, conferences and major events - a proud symbol of the GAA, the ideals it stands for and its unique place in Irish culture and history.
Read more on our Sustainability Policy Statement

Environmental Policy Statement

Páirc an Chrócaigh Teoranta is responsible for the management and operation of Croke Park Stadium. Páirc an Chrócaigh Teoranta is committed to ensuring that our environmental responsibility underpins our core values within the operation of Croke Park Stadium including its responsibilities as a member of the local community.
Read more on our Environmental Policy Statement