A Greener Festival (AGF) are delighted to announce The O2 to be the first arena in England to achieve AGF’s “A Greener Arena” certification.
The O2, the world’s most popular music, leisure and entertainment venue, has attracted over 100 million people since opening its doors in 2007, alongside its naming rights partner O2. The venue plays host to over 300 events a year, and is easily accessible by road, tube, and boat.
The team and leadership at The O2 care passionately about making positive change to reduce emissions and eliminate waste, as well as providing a safe and inclusive environment for staff, visitors and touring productions alike (they even have a wormery on site for composting food!). The O2 have clear targeted ambitions from energy to food to water.
As part of the assessment AGF provide recommendations to help the venue make further improvements and to support it on its journey to being an even more sustainable venue for its fans, bands, and brands.
Steve Sayer, VP & General Manager at The O2 said:
“We’re so proud to have achieved our Greener Arena certification, and to be paving the way for other arenas in England and around the world. Sustainability has been an integral part of our business strategy this year, and with events like Overheated we’ve been able to make real strides in this space. Becoming a more sustainable venue is a constantly evolving task, and we know there’s still a lot more work to do, which is why we’re hiring new, dedicated resource next year to help take on this challenge. We’re looking forward to working closely with AGF following the actions from their certification report and publishing a comprehensive Green Rider for The O2. This will ensure that we provide a best-in-class experience for both artists and fans in an even more sustainable way.”