Watford Football Club have announced a long-term partnership with leading global energy management and net zero consultancy ClearVUE in a strong collaboration to support the Hornets’ ambition to achieve net zero.
The club aims to be a leader in the drive to decarbonise and improve sustainability standards within the football industry, which is why the selection of ClearVUE – an innovative energy management and net zero consultancy, part of international B2B energy consultancy, Global Procurement Group (GPG) – makes perfect sense with the eyes of the world focused on sustainability.
GPG has consistently grown its global operations to over 800 people today, with offices across three continents in Gateshead (HQ), Newcastle, Leeds, France, Malta, India and the USA.
The agreement comprises of net zero consultancy, awareness training and support on government legislation, as well as the installation of ClearVUE’s energy management systems at the club’s Vicarage Road Stadium and London Colney Training Ground.
These systems will provide Watford with insightful data which will inform on where, when and how energy is being used. This data allows the Hornets to put in place carbon reduction strategies. Reducing energy use will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions and associated costs – something Watford FC is completely committed to.
Watford FC’s Head of Procurement and Sustainability, Tarang Panchal, said: “We have the vision, the passion, and commitment to pursue net zero and play our part in reversing the climate emergency. But we realise the road to net zero, without a knowledgeable partner, would be an insurmountable task.
“It’s been hard to find a partner that not only aligns with our sustainability and net zero ambitions, but also has the expertise and knowledge to guide us on the net zero journey. We can’t stress enough the importance of finding the right partner, but with ClearVUE, we are confident we have the right partner to help us drive towards our longer-term objectives.”
Dan Smith, Director of Energy Services at ClearVUE, said: “At ClearVUE our ambition is to mitigate the damage businesses inflict on our climate – and ultimately reduce their carbon emissions to preserve our planet and create a more sustainable future. Our mission is to provoke and inspire change for the better by enabling businesses – through our technology – to understand how their operations and behaviour affect the climate.
“By enabling businesses to understand exactly how, where, and when they are emitting carbon, they can begin to address their impact on our planet.”
Paul O’Brien, Watford FC’s Commercial Director, concluded: “We are very excited to embark on this journey over the next decade and get Watford FC to net zero. This is a family club at the heart of the community and always has been. Our hope is that one day when people look back at history, it is our generation they will credit for pioneering the transformation towards a greener, cleaner and more sustainable planet.
“We firmly believe that our partnership with ClearVUE will allow us to do our part in tackling the climate crisis, leaving the world a better place for future generations to come.”