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Community and environment

The O2 in the Community

We are committed to playing our part in supporting the local and wider community. Over the last 10 years The O2’s parent company, AEG, has given over £65 million in financial and in-kind support to charitable, community and civic programmes, with tens of millions more raised at sister venues and companies.

Who we support

We focus our support on groups who champion music and sport as well as local groups that improve young people’s chances of success. These organisations are important to us because they represent our venue’s content and core values

This year, The O2’s official charities are: the British Music Experience and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. We are unable to accept unsolicited proposals for support.

How do we help charities and community-based organisations?

  • Donating funds and in-kind support.
  • Assisting with fundraising and developing resources to achieve goals.
  • Increasing awareness and exposure.

Staff in the Community

We arrange and promote community volunteer opportunities for staff throughout the company by organising occasions that bring everyone together. Hundreds of employees have taken part in marathons, bake sales, charitable away days and more.

The O2 and the Environment

The O2 hosts over 8 million visitors a year and we take special care to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. We concentrate on energy efficiencies, recycling, waste minimisation and transport planning.

We are proud to have been awarded GOLD accreditation by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS). The judges were particularly impressed with our waste minimisation systems, the comprehensive travel plans for visitors and staff and our energy monitoring efficiencies. The O2's accessibility programmes were also recognised as an area of innovation.

View AEG’s latest Sustainability Report: 1Earth