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NHL Announces Sustainability Tracking Program


The National Hockey League (NHL) has engaged SAP to develop the NHL Venue Metrics platform.

NHL Venue Metrics will operate as a cloud-based data-driven summary of the NHL member clubs’ carbon footprint.

Venue Metrics will target game day operations, which accounts for approximately 70% of the NHL’s carbon footprint, according to NHL research.

Data for waste, electricity, water and recycling will be available for clubs to use in order to achieve the NHL’s objective of reducing their ecological impact.

Discussing the motivation for the project, NHL vice president of sustainable infrastructure and growth initiatives, Omar Mitchell, said: “For years the NHL has been on a journey to embed sustainable business practices across the League and its member Clubs.”

“The NHL Venue Metrics tool is a true game-changing innovation to help us understand our environmental impacts and create viable insights to improve our ecological impact,” he added.

On the announcement, senior director of global partnerships at SAP, Amy Schulz, said: “The NHL is a long-standing innovation of ours.”

“With its cloud software foundation built on SAP BTP, we could not only develop a custom solution to meet its business objectives, but the solution will come at no cost to the Clubs.”

“It’s a huge step forward as the NHL looks to decrease its carbon footprint and improve sustainable efficiencies,” she said.

The NHL has been at the forefront of the technological advancement in sport, following their creation of the digital Stanley Cup.

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