As industry leaders, we appreciate that we have an inherent responsibility to put in place tangible plans that drive the industry forward and ensure we operate every day in the most responsible and sustainable manner.
We believe in a long term, sustainable approach to business that delivers benefits for all of our stakeholders and we have a well-established commitment to support the wellbeing of our clients, customers, colleagues, suppliers, local communities and the environment.
An Accessible Venue
As well as being the home of English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium is dedicated to providing a great environment and an enjoyable, accessible venue for every individual customer.
There's an attention to detail that recognises and reflects the differing needs of disabled visitors attending the stadium, the design of our facilities allows for easy wheelchair access, including of course, disabled toilets across the venue.
A Sustainable Venue
We achieve sustainability by carefully managing energy and minimising waste, we also ensure that the majority of our food is sourced from around England. For instance all our beef comes from Gloucestershire and is all 28 day hung for extra flavour. Our fish is ethically caught off the South Coast from Selsey to Cornwall, to ensure freshness.
We recognise that the stadium and its associated events and activities have an impact on the environment, the economy and the community, and are committed to identifying and minimising any negative impacts. We therefore try to do all that is reasonable to ensure that key sustainability impacts relating to both the life cycle impact of events and our day to day activities. High impact activities such as procurement, energy management, waste management, transport planning and health and safety are considered in all our activities and plans are in place to reduce our associated impacts.
We are also one of very few stadia in Europe that prepare and cook 95% of all food sold on site for both major event days and for Conference and Event business.
To ensure we maintain a high Animal-Welfare policy, we purchase Red Tractor meat.
Assured Food Standards is a British organisation that promotes and regulates food quality. It licenses the Red Tractor quality mark, a product certification programme that comprises a number of farm assurance schemes for food products, animal feed and fertilizer.
Therefore, this quality mark guarantees the food we buy comes from farms and suppliers that meet high standards of food safety and hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.
As a joint venture both the RFU and Compass Group support carefully selected charities.
The RFU is proud to support the Injured Players Foundation which provides support and information to rugby players in England who sustain a catastrophic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury playing the game, and help prevent future injuries through research and education. To find out more information visit http://www.rfuipf.org.uk/
Compass Group supports Cancer Research UK as their charity partner. The funds help drive the organisation's vital work; a lab in Cancer Research UK's world-class London Research Institute costs around £93,000 to run for a month, while a year-long programme of research into drugs to treat breast cancer needs £600,000 of funding. To find out more information visit http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/