As part of our journey to net zero menus by 2025 we’ve removed beefburgers & banned air-freight for food items. Carbon impact ratings have been added to menus to arm fans with the info they need to make better choices. Any food waste is converted into fertiliser on-site in our bio-digester or wormery and edible, unused food is also donated to those in need.
Outlet Shopping at The O2 opened in 2018 and throughout its build, had sustainability principles embedded in the design and construction elements. The scheme includes low-flush toilets and low-flow taps that provide over 55% reduction in water use compared to the BREEAM baseline; it’s estimated that these fixtures save over 8.5 million litres of water per year, roughly equivalent to the usage of 52 British households’ usage.
2011: Introduction of an on-site wormery to compost food waste and generate fertilizer
2012: The O2 began purchasing green energy
2015: The O2 invested heavily in energy reduction projects, such as new technology LED lighting, sensor activation and continues to do so
2015: We installed power monitoring equipment and software to target and monitor the arena’s electrical energy consumption
2017: Installed electric vehicle charging stations in our parking area
2018: The O2 won the Greener Greenwich Awards which celebrates organisations that can prove great consideration for the environment and the climate emergency
2019: The O2 arena reduced its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by nearly 80% (79% when comparing 2019 to the 2010 base year)
2019: The O2 implemented a green cleaning program, replacing traditional cleaning chemicals with environmentally friendly alternatives.
2022: The O2 was the first arena in England to be awarded the Greener Arena award.
- In June 2022, The O2 in partnership with Billie Eilish, REVERB and Support + Feed launched Overheated at The O2, a cross-campus climate festival
- As part of this we made significant reductions to the amount of single use plastic at the venue, including the introduction of recycled PET plastic wristbands, paper cups and the installation of water dispensers
- Together with our catering partner, Levy, we went 100% vegan on food throughout the arena and have removed the concession staple beef burger from our menu permanently,