How did the Burhill Group reaccredit its golf clubs as GEO Certified?

By: April 6, 2022

I would say being GEO Certified should be a fundamental requirement for golf clubs. Golfers are worried about climate change. They are reducing their use of plastic, cutting food waste, and recycling, among other activities.

It is really bothering for golfers to play in a golf club that does not invest in sustainability. Such demand will only grow in the future. This is why I love highlighting best practices like Burhill Group‘s sustainability activities.

Over $500 billion flowed into ESG-integrated funds in 2021, contributing to a 55% growth in assets under management in ESG-integrated products (ESG = Environmental, Social, and Governance).

A Mintel study found that these 3 environmental solutions are perceived as having a ‘high or moderate impact’

  1. Planting forests;
  2. Protecting existing forests;
  3. Investment in renewable energy.
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Burhill Group‘s continuous commitment to sustainability

Burhill Group has just announced that its entire portfolio of golf clubs has been successfully reaccredited as GEO Certified.

The announcement comes following the recent recertification of

  • Wycombe Heights Golf Centre in Buckinghamshire,
  • Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire, and
  • The Shropshire Golf Centre in Shropshire.

Sustainability projects undertaken both on and off the course have contributed to the recognitions, including

  • the planting of trees,
  • water retention and recycling,
  • tracking of carbon footprints,
  • use of ultra-efficient LED lighting,
  • and a reduction in the use of cling film and takeaway cups, among others.
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Burhill Group CEO Colin Mayes said:

“Each club has developed bespoke maintenance programmes designed to incorporate more sustainable and efficient practices, while simultaneously continuing to make improvements to the courses and club facilities that are enjoyed by our members and visitors every day.