Croke Park Sustainability

Proud of its long-established sustainability credentials, Croke Park was the first stadium in Ireland and Britain to secure both ISO14001 and ISO 20121 standards.

Croke Park was also the very first stadium in the world to obtain certification to the newest international Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2015.
Did you know? 

Since 2014, Croke Park  has maintained 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

First stadium in the world to obtain certification to the newest international Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2015

Recent Awards:

  • World Stadium Congress 2018 - Local Community Integration Award
  • Facilities Management Awards 2017 - Excellence in Sustainability Award
  • Stadium Business Summit 2016 - Unsung Hero Award for Croke Park's Sustainability Team
  • Green Awards 2016 - Excellence in Waste Management Award

Cost Reduction

  • Waste: Maintain 0% to landfill for 2018 and increase the overall stadium recycling rate with a focus on cutting the stadium’s production of plastic waste
  • Water: Monitoring and measurement procedures for all water usage throughout the stadium
  • Electricity: Investigate metering of different sections of the stadium and metering a specific event

Communicate

Marketing & Conferencing Initiatives

  • Sustainability banners & posters promoting achievements
  • Stadium Sustainability Day
  • National & local newsletters 
  • Collaborations & sharing best sustainable practices & projects with other national & international like-minded organisations

Community & Social

  • Continue to actively engage & support local community groups through the stadium's annual community fund of €100,000
  • Introduce a new community event in the stadium for local residents & further develop the local Garda Youth Awards in partnership with the stadium
  • Continue to increase the number of local people employed in the stadium through specific local recruitment drives 
  • Christmas recycling & spring composting initiatives

Projects

  • Good catch and good save recognition and incentives across the stadium 
  • Continue Bio Diversity & Primary School Eco Projects within the stadium
  • Croke Park Working Group chaired by the National Transport Authority focussing on sustainable transport to and from the stadium
  • Supporters of the Local North East Inner City Garda Youth Awards

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