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Taking responsibility seriously

Travel volume, transport, energy consumption, waste management: a major event such as the UEFA EURO 2024 has a direct impact on the environment and the climate.

As Host City Stuttgart, we wanted to minimise the negative impact of the tournament on the environment as much as possible. The main aim was to reduce emissions from the event. Among other things, by doing the following:

Rethinking mobility

The transport sector is one of the main drivers of CO2 emissions at an event like UEFA EURO 2024, with many fans travelling by plane from abroad. They are responsible for around 70 per cent of total emissions. This makes it all the more important that our employees, volunteers and fans travel to and from the Arena Stuttgart and the Fan Zones within our host city mainly by environmentally sustainable means of transport. Our employees and volunteers received free tickets for public transport.

To make it more attractive for our visitors to use public transport in Host City Stuttgart, the frequency of public transport services was increased and operating times were extended. The stadium ticket included the use of public transport. Cycling was also consistently promoted as part of the UEFA EURO 2024 in Stuttgart: There were 800 additional bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the event locations.

Sharing is caring

Thanks to a professional waste concept, plastic and food waste could be reduced in our fan zones. It was based on the "4 r's" of the circular economy – reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. Some of the measures:

To avoid food waste, we worked together with the association Foodsharing. Volunteer "food savers" collected leftover food from our Fan Zones directly from the caterers. Either for their own use or to distribute to those in need.

Solar energy, shaded areas and green offices

New jobs had to be created for our UEFA EURO 2024 employees. The sustainable solution: a container building equipped with a photovoltaic system. Among other things, it scored points for optimum reusability and climate-friendly transport optimisation. The south side was shaded using plants. The fan zones were also going green: The market square had green seating areas. These provided natural shade and cooling. In addition, the fan zones were supplied with green electricity wherever possible.


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Baden Württemberg The Länd SWR Stadtwerke Stuttgart