MLB and the Council for Responsible Sport have worked together over the past few years to certify events as socially and environmentally responsible. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game earned the Gold Certification from Council for Responsible Sport, achieving more than 75% of total best practices promoted in the standards for responsible sport. The Five Pillars of Responsible Events include Planning & Communication, Procurement, Resource Management, Access & Equity and Community Legacy.
The Green Sports Alliance leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where people live and play. The Alliance inspires professional sports leagues, college conferences, sports governing bodies, colleges, teams, venues, their partners and millions of fans to embrace renewable energy, healthy food, recycling, water efficiency, safer chemicals and other environmentally preferable practices. Alliance members represent nearly 600 sports teams and venues from 15 sports leagues in 14 countries, including all 30 Major League Clubs.
Major League Baseball partners with Bonneville Environmental Foundation to achieve immediate results while also helping solve bigger environmental challenges through their products, programs and custom solutions.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation aligns with MLB's goals to achieve immediate impacts through offsets in energy and water during Jewel Events.
Measurabl is an ESG (environmental, social, governance) data management platform that tracks ballpark utility usages in energy, water and waste. Major League Baseball utilizes the platform to report on various benchmarks to measure, manage and report sustainability metrics at the ballparks. With this information, MLB and the Clubs are able to analyze successes and recommend improvements based on current trends and reports. Measurabl even powers MLB initiatives such as the Green Glove Award, awarded to the San Francisco Giants in 2019 with a 93% diversion rate at Oracle Park.
Mastercard launched the Priceless Planet Coalition to unite the efforts of businesses and consumers to tackle climate change through the restoration of 100 million trees over five years -- together with climate science and forest restoration experts Conservation International (CI) and World Resources Institute (WRI). Together with over 50 partner organizations across the globe, MLB will collaborate with the Priceless Planet Coalition to run campaigns and engage consumers in environmental action and reforestation efforts.