Frankfurt/Main - The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH today, 25 April, unveiled a Bundesliga environmental report based on the findings of a survey conducted by the RölfsPartner consultancy.

The report collates for the first time all the measures being undertaken by Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs in the area of sustainable economic activity. As it stands, 50 environmental projects are already in process in the Bundesliga and 27 in Bundesliga 2.

The combined measures being taken by Germany's professional football clubs are currently contributing to the annual saving of at least 5.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of around 14,000 tonnes. Some 39 percent of all the environmental schemes are in the field of energy, for the most part focusing on the areas of either production or reduction. The clubs' utilisation of photovoltaic technology, for example, results in the production of at least 5.5 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity annually. Optimising water management and reducing waste and emissions are further key project areas. Environmental protection is also increasingly being factored into the planning of new stadiums and club facilities.

"The Bundesliga is conscious of its responsibilities in the wider societal context and sustainable environmental management is an important element in that regard. The survey shows that a lot of clubs are already extensively engaged in this process," DFL chief executive Christian Seifert said.