In my previous article I showcased the top five sustainability impact areas in sport, covering; carbon, labour rights, waste, biodiversity, and social value. Now that we have identified those main impact areas, the logical next steps are to begin developing those into an effective and purposeful sports sustainability strategy.
As detailed in the last blog of this series, there are many impacts within the sports sector which can be overwhelming. Understand what impacts are most important to your organisation and set priorities, think about:
The community is a very important stakeholder within the sport industry, therefore they should be involved when building your sustainability strategy. The community can not only help to guide the strategies’ vision but also it’s delivery.
Once you’ve agreed on your priorities, set SMART targets to drive and monitor progress. Here’s an example of a SMART target:
Now that you have clear targets, build a roadmap to achieve them. Your roadmap should include:
A strategy is only useful if it is communicated and implemented. When doing this, focus both internally and externally:
For more information or to find out how Action Sustainability supports organisations to develop and deliver their own sustainability strategies, reach out to our Senior Consultant Imogen Player.
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