UEFA EURO 2016 was a large-scale football event in France involving 24 teams, 51 games played in 10 stadiums, and 2.5 million ticket holders. This post-event report follows up on the one-year-to-go report, detailing the operational implementation of social responsibility and sustainability measures.
Following an introduction to the reporting strategy, material issues and priorities for UEFA EURO 2016, the major environmental, economic and social impacts and their related action plans are presented in four main sections:
- The Governance section explains how social responsibility and sustainability initiatives have been embedded in UEFA EURO 2016’s governance and project management processes, in line with the ISO 20121 standard. This section also addresses two other governance issues: integrity enforcement and the sourcing of products and services.
- The Setting the stage section details the initiatives implemented for UEFA EURO 2016 in the fields of stadium construction and renovation, accessibility, waste management, and water and energy consumption.
- The Tournament section concerns the strategies adopted in terms of public transport and mobility, fan engagement, anti-discrimination match monitoring, and safety and security inside and outside the stadiums.
- The Behind the scenes section highlights the human resources that were needed to make the event possible and the social and economic legacies that it will leave behind.