At Richmond Athletic Ground, we undertake and promote the highest standards of environmental practice to ensure we are operating as a socially responsible organisation. Recognising the importance of protecting the environment for the future we have a policy and event checklist that increases awareness of sustainability amongst staff, service providers, clients and the local community.
We actively evaluate and adapt policies and practices. The following areas are key to the sustainability drive:
Good food relies on good, fresh ingredients. Ensuring we will continue to have access to good products in the future requires a commitment to sustainable practices and is something we take very seriously.
This is achieved wherever possible through:
use of energy efficient catering equipment;
reduction of food waste by only buying what is needed;
sourcing seasonal and local produce wherever possible;
eliminating single use plastic including straws, cups and cutlery
Reducing waste through reusing and recycling
Using biodegradable cleaning products
All tissues and paper towels are made from recycled paper
Reducing packaging where possible e.g. milk served in jugs and containers (eliminating usage of thousands of single use plastic items)
Whenever feasible, procuring from local suppliers that provide environmentally friendly goods and services
Monitoring of water and energy usage on an annual basis
Motion sensitive lighting is used in the building
Bicycle racks available
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport with directions to the nearest public transport and walking options provided on the website
RAG is committed to providing access to all.
Our nearest step-free tube station is Richmond, which is served by the District line.
Disabled WC facilities
There are accessible WC facilities at RAG which are equipped with emergency alarms..
We must ensure that everyone can be safely evacuated in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Richmond Athletic Ground – rules and regulations
In the interest of health and safety, dogs are not permitted anywhere within the venue grounds. We ask all members, supporters and visitors to please respect this policy. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are only permitted on the outside of the pitch barriers and must not enter the field of play.
The car park operates on a first come, first served basis. Please park respectfully and please do not park on kerbs or any areas blocking the car park or road access.
The venue takes no responsibility for personal belongings brought into the Athletic Ground and/or left in cars. Furthermore, the venue takes no responsibility for any damage to cars left in the car park or accidents to individuals whilst in the car park or access roads.
Please enjoy your time at the Richmond Athletic Ground, but please do so safely and in consideration of those around you.