SPORT GROUP IS TOP RATED BY ESG IN THE INDUSTRY
Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG research, ratings and data evaluated the activities of all Sport Group manufacturing and installation companies, and we’re proud to have received a low or negligible risk rating in all categories. The categories included Environmental and Sustainable Impact of Products and Services, Emissions, Effluents and Waste, Resource Use, Occupational Health & Safety and Corporate Governance. Together this constituted an overall rating of 11.2 low.
WHY IS AN ESG RATING IMPORTANT?
Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the ESG risk rating holds companies and stakeholders accountable for creating a better future by positively contributing to the healthy development of societies and the reduction of our environmental footprint.
“We made this voluntary commitment because independent ratings keep us accountable and transparent, they are important for our customers, end users, staff, investors, and business partners,” said Dr. Klaus Hauschulte, COO Sport Group.
SPORT GROUP’S FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT: OUR COMMITMENT
Sport Group has taken large steps to ensure it positively impacts people and the planet, including using over 25% renewable/recycled raw materials and has reduced CO2 intensity by 30% since 2018. However, we understand that as leaders in the industry, we play an important role and are committed to continuously improving our business for the greater good.
“WE’RE PUTTING SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CENTER OF OUR BUSINESS STRATEGY. IN THIS PROCESS, WE WILL CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP AND DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES FROM OUR COMPETITORS.”
— CHRISTOPH VON NITZSCH, CEO SPORT GROUP
Sport Group’s sustainability strategy includes a variety of targets which establish a clear business pathway and outline future goals that will protect our business, society and environment against ESG-related threats. The targets – which we present in Sport Group’s first ever Sustainability Report – include:
- 40% reduction in CO2 emission intensity by 2030
- 55% renewable energy share by 2025
- 100% recycling share of all reclaimed artificial turf fields in Europe by 2030
- Employee turnover rate < 10% by 2023
- 0 fatalities and a 10% annual reduction in Lost Time Injury Rate
SPORT GROUP – GLOBAL LEADER IN SPORTS SURFACES
SPORT GROUP IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST BUSINESS DEDICATED TO SPORTS SURFACES
From Olympic hockey venues to FC Bayern Munich, from the Astrodome in 1966 to the US Open, our brands, our products and innovations have enriched the experience of athletes and fans around the world.
TRANSFORMING THE BUSINESS OF SPORT & SPACE
Vibrant sport and leisure are a vital heartbeat of all our communities and therefore deserve the very best products and solutions. In a changing world of urban restrictions, technological explosions and sporting diversity, a ‘carpet and construction’ approach is no longer good enough. Sport Group sells and installs more synthetic turf sport fields, athletic tracks, and courts globally than any other business. Our knowledge, scale, and vision is transforming the sports surface industry.