England Athletics signals sustainability commitment by joining British Association for Sustainable Sport

England Athletics is delighted to announce its membership of the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS), the sustainability hub for sport in the UK.

For more than a decade, BASIS has driven the growth in understanding, expertise and commitment on sustainability in sport, helping members to shape and achieve their sustainability goals and deliver a positive environmental impact through sport.

Through BASIS membership, England Athletics joins a host of leading clubs and governing bodies in securing a place in the top tier of sustainability in sport.

England Athletics is at the start of our sustainability journey. Joining BASIS is a one of number of initial steps, which also includes reducing the number of staff cars and switching across to EVs - and plans for a more detailed sustainability strategy next year.

Chris Jones, England Athletics Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to join BASIS. From helping sport reduce waste, save water and transition to renewable energy, to preparing sport for the impacts of climate change, BASIS has led the way on sustainability in our sector. Social suatianbility as demonstrated by our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and phyical and mental health, through programmes such as funetics and RunTogether has been long integral to our work. We will now be aligning this with an increased focus on environmental responsibility. Our membership of BASIS, and our commitment to share in their work, signals our intent to take that to the next level”

Dr Russell Seymour, BASIS Founder & CEO, said:

“Our mission is to bring sport together to deliver a more sustainable future – rooted in our conviction that sustainability is good for sport at every level, and our fierce believe in the power of sport to deliver a positive impact for everyone. There is growing momentum around sustainability in sport, and England Athletics’s commitment is another big step forward. We warmly welcome them into our membership and look forward to working with them to deliver positive environmental impacts in the months and years ahead.”