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Sustainability at Emirates Old Trafford

Our ambition at Lancashire Cricket is to operate Emirates Old Trafford as one of the most sustainable multi-purpose venues in the UK and to be a leader for sustainability.

After setting up a Sustainability working group at the end of the 2022 season, the Club is operating a number of projects and systems to support this ambition, including:

  • Eliminate single-use plastic
  • Reduce our carbon footprint
  • Increase recycling and minimise waste
  • Electricity from renewable sources
  • Reduce energy use
  • Our goal is to be a fully net zero venue and deliver major events using the most sustainable practices

We are committed to having a positive impact on our environment and we aim to deliver a sustainable, eco-friendly, and innovative venue for Cricket, Concerts and Hospitality Events.

We will act with integrity, be transparent and honest in communicating with our stakeholders on what we can deliver with the aim of delivering on our pledge.

Click Here to read the Club's sustainability pledge.

Lancashire Cricket & Sustainability

  • Our Community

    Our Community

    We will actively encourage Lancashire Cricket's employees to make a positive contribution by engaging and supporting local good causes within our communities, via the work of the Club and the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

    In January 2022, the Club opened the doors of Emirates Old Trafford to the local community to help those facing difficult months ahead as part of the Club’s community programme. With energy bills rising and temperatures dropping the Lancashire Cricket Foundation are opening the Living Room at Emirates Old Trafford to provide those in need a warm space this winter.

    Earlier this year, employees at Emirates Old Trafford delivered a food donation campaign in March with staff at the Club generously donating to support local organisation The Bread and Butter Thing to help local people with the cost of living crisis.

    To find out more about the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, click here. 

  • Our Environment

    Our Environment

    We are committed to reducing the environmental impact associated with our major event activities at Emirates Old Trafford and the services we deliver to all our stakeholders, including the following Club initiatives:

    Waste and Recycling

    • Emirates old Trafford uses eco friendly take away food containers
    • The venue ensures food waste is composted
    • The venue strives to reduce food waste by planning menus suitable for the quantity of people eating
    • The venue works with a waste management supplier- Zero to waste landfill with our supplier

    Food & Beverage Products and Menus

    • Venue uses local food suppliers and local sourced food
    • Diverse dietary, cultural and religious requirements are catered for
    • Venue has healthy and fresh food options available
    • Seasonal produce available in menus
    • Catering staff are trained in sustainable food provision, what the food they are serving contains and where the ingredients come from


    • The venue is a 2-minute walk from the local Metrolink station
    • 22 bicycle racks situated on site- more to installed in 2023
    • EV charging station situated 0.9 mile away from venue
    • Cycle to work scheme for staff members
    • Metrolink staff saving scheme introduced to encourage staff to use the Metrolink instead of driving

    The Club has also worked on the following initiatives in 2023:

    Emirates Old Trafford teams up with City of Trees

    Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford partners with Drip Drop - every umbrella that is rented, a tree is planted

  • Our People

    Our People

    At Emirates Old Trafford, we provide an inspiring and safe place to work, enabling our staff to make a positive contribution to the growth of Lancashire Cricket, both on and off the field.

    These include the following initiatives:

    • The venue is a co-operative and community benefit society
    • Staff are enabled to work hybrid between the office and home
    • Weekly gym classes offered to all employees - as well as other staff group sessions
    • All employees paid at or above legal NMW requirements
    • Cycle to work scheme available for all employees
    • Metrolink staff saving scheme introduced to encourage staff to use the Metrolink instead of driving
    • The Club has over 40 fully trained mental health First Aiders and a retained wellness counsellor who is available every Wednesday for confidential sessions for all employees free of charge
  • Our Business

    Our Business

    Here at Lancashire Cricket, Emirates Old Trafford, we have:

    • Formed a Sustainable Steering Group to ensure sustainability is at the heart of everything we do – with representatives from across the business. Two of our players - Will Williams and Fi Morris are included as part of this group.
    • Have became members of The British Association for Sustainable Sport (Basis). Click here to find out more.
    • Announced that the Club will be donating £1 of every ticket sold for its T20 doubleheader at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday 25 May to women and girls participation initiatives via the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.