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At the Walking Football Association, we believe in sustainability and looking to the future – especially when it comes to environmental issues. Emphasizing this commitment is more important than ever before; that’s why we’re constantly looking for new strategies on how to reduce our carbon footprint while continuing with our mission of promoting Walking Football and its health benefits across the world. In this blog post, you’ll learn how the WFA has implemented a sustainability approach so that our organisation can take part in combatting climate change!

Sustainability has become a key concern for organisations across the globe, as they seek to reduce their environmental impact and make their operations more efficient. In order to achieve this goal, many are turning towards a sustainability approach. This is an approach that seeks to identify methods of reducing carbon emissions, pollution, waste and energy consumption. Through such initiatives, companies can help protect the environment while also becoming more cost-effective in the long run.

One way that companies are working towards a more sustainable approach is by implementing green technology into their operations. This includes using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectricity to power their buildings and facilities.

In addition to green technology solutions, many organisations are looking at ways to reduce their overall waste output by recycling or composting materials or utilising reuseable packaging instead of single-use plastic containers when possible. 

Ultimately, it is important for organisations of all sizes to consider taking on a sustainability approach if they wish to truly become more environmentally friendly in the future. By introducing greener technologies into their operations as well as reducing waste output through reuseable packaging and improved efficiency measures, organisations can benefit both financially and environmentally from this shift towards sustainability.

What is Walking Football and the WFA’s commitment to sustainability

The Walking Football Association (WFA) recognise the need for sustainable practices in the sport and the way we run the association and actively promote approaches that reduce negative impacts on the environment. As part of this commitment, we conduct regular consultations with local authorities and stakeholders in order to develop strategies that minimize environmental damage occurring during projects and activities that involve organised events.

Furthermore, we encourage clubs and teams to adopt sustainable measures such as using recycled materials for equipment, promoting car sharing initiatives, reducing water waste, reducing single use containers and of course recycling. 

Overview of the WFA’s Sustainability Approach

The  WFA is committed to ensuring sustainable development and practices. Our approach is to act with integrity, respect, and transparency in order to promote a culture of environmental stewardship that benefits all stakeholders, from businesses and communities to individuals around the world. 

At the heart of the WFA’s sustainability approach lies five core principles: respect, collaboration, innovation, accountability, and climate change resilience. These principles provide guidance on how to create a sustainable future.

First, the WFA strives to respect natural resources such as land, water, air and other global ecosystems by promoting their conservation and protection. This includes not only making sure that their own activities are in line with sustainability principles but also educating others about best practices in this area. Additionally, the WFA encourages collaboration between different stakeholders including governments, businesses and citizens so that everyone can work together towards achieving collective goals for a better planet.

Innovation is another key component of the WFA’s sustainability approach as it helps drive forward initiatives such as renewable energy sources or circular models for production processes which lead to a more efficient use of resources. The association also holds itself accountable for its actions by regularly monitoring its approaches and services against international standards such as as set out by As part of their commitment to accountability they have signed up various pledges including those related to climate change adaptation so as to demonstrate their commitment towards environmental well-being.

In conclusion, Walking Football is an enjoyable and low-impact sport that can be adopted by all ages. As part of its mission to support this sport, the WFA has made a commitment to sustainability. This commitment includes adopting a sustainability approach in their operations, using strategies such as reducing energy consumption and promoting carbon offsetting. 

Author: The WFA