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Tottenham Hotspur announces new partnership as part of net zero carbon plans

A Premier League club has announced a new partnership with a London battery technology company until the end of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur has today announced VivoPower International as its Official Battery Technology Partner until the end of the 2021/22 season.

This ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership forms part of Tottenham Hotspur’s aims to minimise the environmental impacts of its activities across all club operations.

VivoPower will now undertake a review of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium and training centre to explore future solutions that could help the club become a net zero carbon business.

Donna-Maria Cullen, executive director of Tottenham Hotspur, commented: “We are committed to minimising the environmental impacts of our activities across all operations in addition to using our global reach and appeal to raise awareness of the issue of climate change.

“Science points towards an urgent need for businesses to decarbonise and the club is always open to new technologies and innovations to help achieve this core aim.

“It is the first partnership of its kind within the world of football and shows club’s intent to reduce its carbon emissions.

“The work of companies like VivoPower with businesses like ours could be seen in years to come as an essential part of limiting the impacts of climate change.”

Kevin Chin, executive chairman and CEO of VivoPower, said: “We are delighted to be working with Tottenham Hotspur on what would be our first full suite SES deal, our first deal involving infrastructure assets and our first SES deal in the UK.

“Tottenham not only has a fantastic history and heritage as one of the world’s pre-eminent football clubs, but also tops the Sport Positive Rankings as the English Premier League’s most sustainable club.

“As VivoPower is a certified B Corporation, we have to be sure that our partners share our goals and ethos. Given Tottenham’s excellent sustainability credentials, we know we’re partnering with a sports business that shares our values and vision.

“Our deal encompasses all aspects of our sustainable energy solutions which are available to all corporates looking to decarbonise far more rapidly than their competitors.

“We hope to assist Tottenham by delivering a turnkey SES outcome that enables the club to accelerate towards net zero carbon status.

“Both the stadium and training ground projects will serve as perfect ambassadors for VivoPower’s work as we grow rapidly and help decarbonise businesses across the UK and all major international markets.”

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