February 25 – It isn’t quite the coffee-ground eco shirt of Forest Green Rovers, but Premier League Tottenham Hotspur have announced a new partnership with a London battery technology company as part of the club’s plans to become carbon neutral.
VivoPower International is to become Spurs’ Official Battery Technology Partner until the end of the 2021/22 season.
VivoPower will undertake a review of the stadium and training centre to look for solutions that progress the club towards becoming a net zero carbon business.
Donna-Maria Cullen, executive director of Tottenham Hotspur, commented: “We are committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our activities across all operations in addition to using our global reach and appeal to raise awareness of the issue of climate change.
“Science points towards an urgent need for businesses to decarbonise and the club is always open to new technologies and innovations to help achieve this core aim.
“It is the first partnership of its kind within the world of football and shows club’s intent to reduce its carbon emissions.”
Kevin Chin, executive chairman and CEO of VivoPower, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tottenham Hotspur on what would be our first full suite SES deal, our first deal involving infrastructure assets and our first SES deal in the UK…
“Our deal encompasses all aspects of our sustainable energy solutions which are available to all corporates looking to decarbonise far more rapidly than their competitors…
“Both the stadium and training ground projects will serve as perfect ambassadors for VivoPower’s work as we grow rapidly and help decarbonise businesses across the UK and all major international markets.”
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