Alberto Domínguez Hidalgo, a loyal Getafe CF member, is awarded the offsetting of his carbon footprint by the club
Alberto Domínguez Hidalgo, Getafe CF supporter, has been awarded the neutralization of his carbon footprint for travelling to see home games as a part of the Superfan project developed by the club and ALLCOT Group. The Emissions Offset Certificate was presented to him in a ceremony at the last match against Athletic C.F in the club VIP area, where he spent time with some of the club’s managers and sponsors. Also, the speaker announced this event before the match started.
Alberto Dominguez Hidalg always travels to watch Getafe CF matches by car from Navalmoral de la Mata, a town in Cáceres, Extremadura. He drives about 385 km round trip, which results in roughly a 1 tonne of C02 equivalent emissions during the football season. This is added to the total Getafe F.C footprint and the emissions are assigned for offsetting so the club further extends its sustainability initiative, to include one of their fans.
“This represents another example of how Getafe is engaging with it’s fans after allowing them to vote on the offset project the club will source its emissions from” Grattan MacGiffin, Allcot Group Chief Commercial Officer, explains. “Superfan is part of a continuous engagement strategy with fans and we invite them to contact the club with their own sustainability success stories, to have a chance of becoming the next Superfan”. The stories can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the agreement with Allcot, Getafe C.F. demonstrates its environmental commitment and support of climate-friendly operations by neutralizing the greenhouse gases (GHG) it produces. It will support a forestry project, the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT) with wide-ranging social benefits to the local communities; also, an innovative sustainable merchandising initiative using sustainable timber sourced from the forestry project will provide much needed economic benefits.