Roma join UEFA and ECA to pilot new football sustainability framework

Roma have partnered with UEFA and ECA to become the first club to pilot key elements of the framework set out in the 2030 Football Sustainability Strategy.

Roma are a leading club in terms of commitment to social responsibility and have a long history in the field. The Giallorossi will also become a key member of the new ECA Sustainability Working Group.

The club will work with UEFA on “sustainability ambitions and deliver a lasting legacy for sustainability in European football”. This will include initiatives to create guidelines for “socially responsible and environmentally friendly actions”. Roma will also test a range of new tools for UEFA-associated clubs throughout this season.

Roma pledge to create a “robust and transparent sustainability strategy”, with support from sustainability agency Enovation Consulting. More details on the plans will be revealed later in the year.

“We are both honored and motivated by the opportunity to collaborate with UEFA on this important part of our sustainability journeys,” said Pietro Berardi, CEO of AS Roma.

“Being able to work together with UEFA as European football begins to implement new sustainability practices is not only a recognition of the tremendous efforts we have made as a club in the area of ​​social responsibility companies lately – but also an added incentive to take this one step further and help make a game-changing difference in the sport.

“We look forward to working closely with all relevant stakeholders, among which we can now proudly include UEFA and the ECA, as we begin the process of developing a well-balanced and sustainable development strategy. solid that we all think is so important for the future.”

Michele Uva, UEFA’s director of football and social responsibility, added: “Football should not just intercept and follow sustainability and societal trends, it should anticipate and create them.

Uva added that this strategy is “…guided by the belief that sustainability is at the heart of the success of European football. Together with the new ECA Sustainability Task Force, we will support clubs as they move from ambition to action for respect for human rights and the environment.

Charlie Marshall, ECA’s Director General, said, “Sustainability is high on ECA’s agenda now and into the future.

“We are very proud to work closely with our members, through the new ECA Sustainability Task Force, and with UEFA to enable all ECA member clubs to become champions. sustainability, paving the way for a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable football industry. We thank AS Roma for their commitment to this agenda as a key member of the ECA Sustainable Development Working Group and look forward to moving from ambition to action together.

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