Supporting Sustainability Throughout Our Sporting Nation

Upcoming events

European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017 (27th April, Emirates Stadium – London)

The full programme of speakers has now been released for the European Healthy Stadia Conference which will be held on 27th April at Emirates Stadium (London). This will be the fourth international conference held by Healthy Stadia, and is now considered the principal symposium and networking space for professionals involved in the cross-cutting fields of sport, health and community development, but will also be of interest to those working in CSR and sport, facilities management and sustainability.

The 2017 edition of the conference will be attended by over 250 delegates and has a specific focus on the growing interaction between academic research, evaluation and practice in the field of Healthy Stadia, with confirmed presentations from: UEFA, Premiership Rugby, GAA, Portuguese Football Federation, European Golf Tour, EU Sport Unit, European Club Association, Rugby Football League, English Premier League, FIFA; plus many clubs and research organisations presenting emerging trends and good practices.

The conference will have a specific breakout session on sustainable transport and active spectatorship hosted by BAIS Chair Russell Seymour. A 20% discount on delegate tickets is on offer to all BASIS members if booked ahead of 20th March. To claim the discount, please email [email protected]

Further details: To register as a delegate or to see key themes, a full list of speaker organisations and information on past Healthy Stadia conferences please visit their conference portal

What is BASIS?

BASIS is a group of likeminded individuals, organisations, partners and providers from various organisations and a diversity of sports. Our vision is to nurture and promote sustainability and sustainable development in all aspects of sport through providing high quality support, resources and events.

We recognise sustainability in the broadest terms to include economic activity, environmental responsibility and social progress.

We welcome new members to be part of this exciting group whose common desire is to manage our sporting activities in a more sustainable way.

What does BASIS do?

The objectives of BASIS are:

  • To educate, share and develop best practice and integrate sustainable development into all aspects of the sport sector;
  • To encourage and facilitate collaboration between all those interested in and concerned with sustainability and sport; and
  • To use the influence of sport to educate the public about sustainability issues.
Who should be part of BASIS?

BASIS is open to anyone with an interest in applying sustainable development principles to sport. This could include:

  • Sports Facility Managers of all types including professional stadia, University facilities and local authority venues.
  • Groundstaff
  • Community Sports Club Committee members
  • Academics and students with an interest
  • Suppliers and other companies with links to sport
What does BASIS offer
  • BASIS provides a central resource to promote sustainable development principles throughout the sporting community.
  • BASIS provides a national body available to all sports at all levels acting as a single point of contact with stakeholders; representing sport to other trade bodies; acting for the benefit of members in negotiations with providers; and working with members to improve sustainability performance.
  • BASIS offers benchmarking of performance against comparable clubs and organisations.