Tottenham have come out on top in this year’s Premier League Sustainability Rankings, following the latest study from BBC Sport and the United Nations.
It marks the second year in a row that Spurs have come out on top in the rankings, with Liverpool joining them at the summit this time around.
West Ham and Crystal Palace both dropped down the rankings and shared 15th in this year’s table. Newcastle United prop up the table with a score of just 10, 13 fewer points than Liverpool and Tottenham managed.
“To have once again been named at the top of the Sport Positive League Table is fantastic recognition for the work that continues to be delivered across our organisation – now we must challenge ourselves to go further,” Tottenham executive director Donna-Maria Cullen told BBC Sport.
“Joining the UN Race to Zero is a significant next step on our journey and provides us with a clear pathway and emission reduction targets that we are prepared to meet.”
The rankings are decided using a points system that takes into account aspects such as policies, clean energy, energy efficiency, plastic reduction and waste management.
Bonus points are also on offer a club is certified to an internationally recognised sustainability management system or if they track and report on percentage of fans taking various modes of transportation to games.
This past year has seen Spurs switch their coach travel so that it runs on biofuel, reducing emissions by over 80%, while the club’s player accommodation lodge has had a barn added to it to accommodate bats.
The full table of Premier League clubs in this year’s Sustainability Rankings:
3= Manchester City
5= Manchester United
12= Aston Villa
15= Crystal Palace