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Sustainable Sport Index

As sports teams and venues look to make their business operations more sustainable, APTIM offers environmental solutions to support clients in achieving their sustainability goals. 

An Innovative Analysis of the Sports Industry

The Sustainable Sport Index (SSI) utilizes APTIM’s expertise in technical sustainability solutions including waste, water, and energy. More importantly, it is a natural application of our mission to innovate business strategies with the future of our communities at top of mind.

APTIM has released the second annual SSI Benchmarking Report, a first-of-its-kind survey and analysis of environmental and social sustainability in the sports industry. By aggregating the survey responses of prominent professional and collegiate sport teams and venues in North America, the report presents trends, best practices, and common challenges of the industry. With a 25 percent increase in participation since 2021, the SSI Benchmarking Report is establishing long-term value to the sports industry by highlighting sustainability successes and opportunities for improvement.

The SSI survey retained 75 percent of its 2021 participants, collecting the same key performance metrics from a total of 25 participating teams and venues. These metrics include energy, waste, water, transportation, food and beverage, sponsorship, community engagement, and employee wellness. Unlike its peer publications, the SSI Benchmarking Report does not offer a certification, ranking, or award. Instead, it aims to provide support to venues and teams by sharing industry-specific best practices in sustainability and a snapshot of what peers have implemented.

SSI Value to The Sports Industry

  • A benchmark of sustainability in the sports industry
  • Anonymized data to encourage participation and collaboration
  • Best practices in energy, waste, water, transportation, and food and beverage
  • Playbook of tips to get your venue’s footprint closer to zero
  • Resources and statistics to help make the business case for sustainability

APTIM’s Energy, Waste, and Water Assessment Capabilities

Committed to their sustainability goals, several participants have invited APTIM into their venues for an energy, waste, and water assessment to help inform their plans to reduce their footprint and improve the fan and partner experience.

APTIM offers comprehensive sustainability and energy solutions services. By working with one team to determine and realize our clients’ sustainability and energy goals, we are able to ensure all systems are working together to optimize performance. Our sustainability and energy solutions services include the following areas of support:

Our Process

SSI is a first of its kind initiative to understand the collective environmental and social impacts of the sports industry and to establish and accelerate industry sustainability best practices. By collecting metrics on sustainability and social impact activities ranging from waste and energy to diversity and inclusion, the SSI survey and subsequent report provide participating teams and venues insights into the sustainability activities and investments their peers are implementing, as well as the ability to assess their own performance.

SSI aims to further engage the professional, minor league, and collegiate sports industries, increasing participation—and its data set—every year. Visit for more information and learn how to participate in 2023. Download the 2022 SSI Benchmarking report for free here.

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