Manchester United defends decision to fly to Leicester for Premier League game | Football News

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Manchester United defended their decision to fly 100 miles to Leicester for a Premier League match.

United lost 4-2 to Leicester at King Power Stadium on Saturday., and the visitors chose to fly before the game.

United said travel decisions were made “according to operational conditions” and that the team would not always fly into this game.

The pressure on large companies continues to increase and industries like aviation will do more to combat carbon emissions and pollution and world leaders will meet later this month at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP26).

Manchester United announced in July Renewable Energy Group, Inc., a leading producer of renewable fuels with a “common mission to combat climate change and create a cleaner world”.

When asked about travel to the Leicester game in particular, they said:

  • There is a certified green electricity purchasing policy for all clubhouses and facilities.
  • Demonstrating their successful commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions each year, they received the Carbon Trust Standard certification for the sixth consecutive year in 2020; It is the first sports club in the UK to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard.
  • The Manchester United Energy and Carbon Reduction Program has achieved energy and carbon reductions for 12 consecutive years, although the club has grown significantly over this time.
  • Since the program was launched in 2008, they have reduced their annual carbon emissions by over 2,700 tonnes; That’s the equivalent reduction in emissions produced by 540 homes over the course of a year.

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