Introduction to Sustainability at Croke Park & Greener. On and off the pitch initiative

Croke Park has been a leader in sustainable development since 2008 taking a holistic approach to sustainability in its stadium operations and developing a range of green initiatives and projects. These have focused on all three key pillars of sustainability; 1) Environment, 2) Social, 3) Economic.

What has Croke Park acheived since 2008?

During 2012 the Stadium’s launched its most recent initiative - Greener. On and off the pitch - which focuses on key annual objectives such as:

  • reduction in energy consumption
  • increasing recycling rates
  • community engagement
  • implementation of the Croke Park Sustainability Strategy and Annual Action Plans 
  • minimising the environmental impact of events (both on and off the field)
  • encouraging environmentally responsible development and staging of events 
  • raising awareness amongst stakeholders, contractors and staff to carry out their work at the Stadium in a sustainable manner.  

Greener. On and off the pitch’s mission statement is,

Croke Park is acutely conscious of our unique place in Irish history, culture and our future legacy, Croke Park is committed providing a safer, cleaner and more resource efficient venue in cooperation with our customers, our suppliers, the local community, and the extended GAA network through our commitment to the shared principles of sustainable development; stewardship, integrity, inclusivity, transparency, and leadership.

What environmental & sustainability certifications does Croke Park currently hold?

SGS ISO 14001


May 2009, Croke Park achieved ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management system certification.

SGS ISO 14001

In 2010, Croke Park became the first stadium in the world to be certified BS8901 and has since upgraded this to the ISO 20121 standard in 2012. 

For further information

To find out more about sustainability, ISO 20121 and ISO 14001 email or contact 01 819 2300.