Croke Park Sustainability

In 2012, Croke Park became the first stadium in Ireland and Britain to secure both ISO14001 and ISO 20121 standards.

Now we’re delighted to announce that in recent weeks Croke Park has successfully been re-certified to the international standards for Sustainability Event Management and Health and Safety Management and become the very first stadium in the world to obtain certification to the newest international Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2015.
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

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

Successfully completed certification to International Standards and OHSAS under one Integrated Management System 

 

Recognition & Awards:

  • Green Awards
  • Stadium Business Summit

Cost Reduction

  • Waste: Maintain 0% to landfill for 2016 and increase the overall stadium recycling rate
  • Water: Monitoring and measurement procedures for all water usage throughout the stadium
  • Gas: Installation of L.P.H.W radiators in 2016
  • Electricity: Investigate metering of different sections of the stadium and metering a specific event

Communicate

Marketing & Conferencing Initiatives

  • Sustainability banners promoting achievements
  • GAA newsletter piece
  • Launch new three year Initiative for sustainability, the environment and Health & Safety within the stadium

Community & Social

  • Continue to actively engage in a local area community plan
  • Further develop community communication strategies for the 2016 season
  • Work to identify new potential initiatives for the local community
  • Continue to increase the number of local people employed in the stadium through specific local recruitment drives
  • Christmas recycling initiative

Projects

  • Good catch and good save recognition and incentives across the stadium 
  • Continue Bio Diversity Projects within the stadium
  • Installation of low environmental impact Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers in selected lavatories within the stadium

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