Supporting sustainability through our sporting nation


The British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS) aims to educate, share and develop best practice and integrate sustainable development principles into all aspects of sport.

We want to integrate sustainable development principles into the management of venues, clubs and other sports organisations and use the influence of sport to educate the general public, both as spectators and participants, about sustainability issues.

BASIS is a members organisation which officially launched in October 2011, so we are still young and developing, but with great aspirations to influence the way that sport in the UK, at all levels, is managed into the future with an empathy for economic, environmental and social impacts.

We have already had successes, including our conferences and meetings and links with other international bodies, government, academics and NGOs, and we continue to develop our offering to members. We encourage you to join BASIS so that you can be the first to benefit from our continually evolving offers to members. Be sure to revisit the website regularly for more updates.

What does BASIS offer?

BASIS aims to provide a central resource to promote sustainable development principles throughout the sporting community by encouraging and facilitating peer-to-peer collaboration and discussion between all those concerned with sustainability and sport.


BASIS welcomes new members to be part of this exciting group of likeminded individuals, organisations, partners and providers from various organisations and a diversity of sports whose common thread is the desire to manage our sporting activities in a more sustainable way.

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Training courses
  • Site visits and other events
  • Share in the development of the association

Upcoming events

  • ISC-Stacked-Colour-600x371 BASIS (The British Association for Sustainable Sport) is supporting the Sports Environment and Sustainability Expo at the International Sports Convention. It will take place at Palexpo, Geneva on December 10th-11th, 2014.
    BASIS members are eligible for a reduction on the registration rate. Find out more about the event and registration here.

Recent Case Studies: Arsenal F.C.

Waste-Compactor-4By the end of the 2011-2012 season, event waste at Emirates Stadium, the North London home of Arsenal F.C., was approximately 8 tonnes per day. On average 25% was recycled with glass, cardboard and plastics separated on-site and baled. After an analysis of the amount and types of waste being put into two mixed waste compactors… Read more