The green and white club’s sustainability platform is in its second year with 88 actions and more than 60 organizations that have joined the project to fight climate change.

Real Betis marks the second year of existence of Forever Green, the club’s environmental sustainability platform. Two years of work to combat climate change, an effort that has made Real Betis one of the most environmentally committed football clubs in the world and the most sustainable team in LaLiga according to a study by Holaluz.

Firm in its commitment to the environment, the verdiblanco club has been the first football team to register its carbon footprint for 2021 in the National Registry of the Ministry for Ecological Transition, as well as the pioneer in LaLiga to verify the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions for the last three seasons, a task carried out by the Seville-based consultancy Ecoterrae. With these small achievements, Real Betis and Forever Green are working towards net-zero CO2 emissions in future seasons.

All the work done in recent years has resulted in saving 3,500 tons of CO2, equivalent to planting 21,000 pine trees (Pinus Pinea), which, during their 30-year lifespan, would absorb the indicated number of tons of CO2.

Additionally, Real Betis installed a solar plant in recent months at the Luis del Sol Sports City, covering 100% of the energy consumption of these facilities. Another historic moment for Forever Green occurred during the past year with the celebration of LaLiga’s first sustainability match, which took place at the Real Betis – Athletic Club match last March. The actions carried out around this match prevented the emission of over 900 tons of CO2e impact into the atmosphere compared to a normal match. With the slogan ‘Leave no trace, make a mark,’ more than 15 actions were implemented around match day, aimed at delivering a message of fighting climate change to fans and involving them in the project through specific activities.

Since the inception of Forever Green, 88 actions have been developed. These include clean-ups of natural spaces, the installation of a fleet of scooters and electric bicycles for Club employees, as well as promoting their use by fans through discounts and recycling and awareness campaigns, among other actions. Real Betis also continues to work on the Club’s own facilities to minimize its impact on the environment.

As a result of these two years of work, Forever Green has gained global recognition, reaching 598 million people and reaching 75 countries, according to data provided by Blinkfire and Kantar. Real Betis’ environmental program has been featured in 195 media outlets.

With all this data on the table, Forever Green has made Real Betis one of the most sustainable clubs on the planet and, therefore, has received several worldwide recognitions. Thus, Real Betis leads the ranking of the most sustainable teams according to a study conducted by the electric company Holaluz. Additionally, the Club received the ‘GBS- Winner Best ENVIRONMENTAL Performance 2021’ award for the environmental performance of the entity and also reached fourth place in the GSBS global ranking on sustainability performance. Also, Real Betis is the most sustainable Spanish club in LaLiga Santander according to the report ‘Sustainability in the management model of football clubs’ published by OBS Business School.

Additionally, important institutions such as LaLiga – the entity with which Forever Green was presented -, the National Futsal League, Supercopa Endesa, the Copa del Rey final, World Football Summit, the Spanish Padel Championship, and the Mexican Liga’s first division basketball team, Abejas de León, have also joined Real Betis’ environmental project.

Taking advantage of the UEFA classification, Real Betis has created environmental alliances with teams such as Roma, Ludogorets, or Zenit to launch sustainable initiatives and awareness campaigns.

But Forever Green is not only in the sports field but also in the cultural world. The European Film Festival of Seville or prestigious music events such as the Concert Music Festival or the Iconic Seville Fest have also collaborated with Forever Green to make cultural events environmentally friendly.

One of Forever Green’s objectives is to be a mouthpiece for all those organizations and entities that have joined the fight against climate change with concrete actions to inspire society to join this mission. Thus, the sustainability platform already has more than 60 companies and organizations affiliated. In addition, 20 companies have joined as partners in Forever Green’s areas of action, such as Arus, Asterius, Bureau Veritas, Ecoterrae, Ecogranja La Pradera, Ecovidrio, Empaquetados y Recuperaciones, English Connection, Eternal Energy, Endesa, Fundación Cajasol, Fundación ECOLEC, Herbalife Nutrition, Moovit, Lime, Patatas Arrebola, Play Station (Sony), Templo Cafés, Volvo, and Wuolah.

Forever Green wants to continue growing by adding entities and initiatives to expand the movement and increasingly multiply its impact on the fight against the climate emergency.

24 months of learning and work. An innovative sustainability platform that has positioned Real Betis Balompié as one of the most environmentally committed clubs in Europe and the world, showing to be green not only in the colors of its shield but in all the values of the entity.

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