Launched in 2010, British Association for Sustainable Sport was founded on the principle that sustainable sport can help to build a better future for all. Since then, the organisation has established itself as the sustainability hub for the UK sports industry and its membership now spans a range of major sports, clubs and venues – including Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC, Celtic FC, the ECB and MCC, The All England Club, Principality Stadium, the Jockey Club and Ascot Racecourse.
A not-for-profit body, BASIS has committed itself to delivering a positive impact for sport at every level and helps its members introduce and share sustainability best practice. It also develops content that shapes the sustainability debate and advocates policies that promote sustainable sport.
In 2020 BASIS and SAPCA announced an important new partnership. The collaboration now sees the two organisations working closely together on all aspects of sustainability within the UK sports facility sector. The aims of the partnership include the identification and promotion of best practice in sustainability within the sports construction industry and the provision of educational opportunities for SAPCA members. BASIS and SAPCA are working together to create and deliver training initiatives and provide support at each other’s events.
Announcing the partnership Chris Whitaker, chair of BASIS, said: “Having sustainable sports facilities is crucial, if we want to have an environmentally-friendly future in sports. And in order to have sustainable facilities, we need to engage those who are responsible for designing and delivering them – SAPCA members. This partnership will do just that.”