As the sustainability hub for the UK sports sector, BASIS has provided expert support to clubs, venues and governing bodies for well over a decade. We have helped sports organisations to understand their impacts, set targets and implement processes to improve their environmental, economic and social performance. Our goal is to empower and inspire sport in the UK to become a world leader in sustainability. With this in mind BASIS developed its Sustainable Sport Certification Scheme.
The scheme provides a comprehensive review of the sustainability performance of your venue. Developed by experienced sports management professionals, the scheme is based on the twelve BASIS Sustainable Sport Principles and delves into management practices and policies, assesses performance and gives you a chance to demonstrate innovations and new thinking. The evidence-based approach means that the scheme recognises implemented policies and procedures and rewards actual performance and improvement over time. It is fully compatible with any management approach, including national and international standards or other good practice guidance. Your initial assessment benchmarks your current performance and provides a thorough report and gap analysis, indicating opportunities to improve. Subsequent reviews will demonstrate your positive actions.
The scheme can be used to assess the facilities of community clubs as well as professional venues and has been tested by a range of venues including some of the biggest sports venues in the country. BASIS has assessed sports including football, rugby, cricket, tennis, horse racing and sailing. All can attain recognition for their achievements through the Scheme.
If you want to understand more about the BASIS Sustainable Sport Certification Scheme and get your venue assessed, please email Certification@basis.org.uk for more information.