28th September 2020


  • 8M invested since 2018 to deliver utility related initiatives 

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard certification for Carbon and Water. Awarded in January 2020, the Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations that follow best practice in measuring, managing and reducing their environmental impact, achieving year-on-year reductions.  Between 2017 and 2018 a 7.7% carbon emissions reduction was achieved. 

Since 2018, the group has invested £8m to deliver a number of utility related initiatives. These incorporated a mixture of well-established and new technologies, such as further LED upgrades to tennis court lighting, upgrades to BMS systems, and improvements to other heating and cooling infrastructure.  From 1st January 2020, DLL began purchasing renewable electricity for its group UK contract.   

As a result of the above initiatives, DLL has calculated that it has reduced its UK annual operational carbon emissions by 13,000 tonnes between 1st January 2019 and 1st January 2020 compared to annual emissions at the end of 2018 *.
Silvana Centty, Senior Manager Business Services at the Carbon Trust said: “We have been working with David Lloyd Leisure on its sustainability agenda since 2018 and its achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard for both carbon and water demonstrates its commitment to sustainability. We look forward to continuing our work with DLL on its sustainability programme.”  

* This figure has not yet been verified by the Carbon Trust 

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Notes to editors:

The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 123 clubs - 100 clubs in the UK and a further 23 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three - Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington). In January 2020, it exchanged contracts on eight clubs from the Meridian Group in Germany. In March 2020 it announced it had exchanged contracts to acquire Geneva Country Club, its second club in the Geneva region.

It has over 660,000 members and employs around 8600 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.

David Lloyd Leisure’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops. 


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