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BBC Sport has worked with the United Nations-backed Sport Positive Summit to compile research into the sustainability of all 20 Premier League clubs.
The clubs were asked to provide evidence of schemes in eight categories:
- clean energy
- energy efficiency
- sustainable transport
- single-use plastic reduction or removal
- waste management
- water efficiency
- plant-based or low-carbon food options
- communications or engagement
Clubs were awarded one point per category if they had suitable initiatives taking place in their stadiums, training grounds and/or offices and half a point if plans were being developed in that area but were yet to fully materialise.
Arsenal came out top of the league scoring 8 points – the maximum available.
Hywel Sloman, Operations Director at Arsenal, said: “Every generation is significantly more environmentally aware than the last - we have a responsibility to our younger fans to ensure that we are providing that leadership for them."
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