Supporting the environment

Sandwell Leisure Trust is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

At Sandwell Leisure Trust, we recognise the importance of protecting the environment and have installed a number of measures to reuse and recycle trade waste and consumable materials.

All employees complete an ‘Environmental Awareness’ e-learning module. Operational management teams maintain active awareness of energy efficiency through day-to-day operational procedures, team meetings and briefings as required. Facility managers also actively monitor and manage energy use through monthly meetings that reviews all expenditure and income lines. SLT works in close partnership with the Council’s energy officer to identify practical schemes and solutions to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency in conjunction with active monitoring. SLT facilities also undertake an environmental review module as part of their annual QUEST ‘quality assurance’ assessment.

Some sites have renewable energy/solar panels installed.

We also work with our suppliers and local businesses to reduce our environmental impact.

Where possible, marketing materials are printed on paper approved by the FSC, Forest Stewardship Council, from responsibly managed resources. The ink is vegetable based. Waste ink, paper and printing plates are recycled.

Our sport and leisure centres received Sandwell’s Business Environmental Charter award ranging from Bronze to Gold standard. This award recognises the commitment of our staff in reducing our centres' impact on the environment. This also demonstrates the sites' commitment to supporting environmental issues.  

In recognition of the urgency to tackle climate change, Sandwell Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2020. Two targets have been committed to: 

  • To be a carbon-neutral Council by 2030.
  • To be a carbon-neutral borough by 2041.

Please click here to read Sandwell Council's Climate Change Strategy.

SLT works in partnership with Sandwell Council to conduct leisure energy reviews helping to identify efficiency measures and investment priorities to reduce energy use and increase efficiency.