Environmental Sustainability Statement                     

At St Marys Rugby league Club, we are deeply committed to environmental sustainability as a fundamental aspect of our operations. We accept our responsibility to respect the environment and to achieve environmental best practice, where practically possible, throughout our business operations.


Saints acknowledges the critical importance of preserving our planet’s natural resources, reducing our ecological footprint, and minimising the impact of climate change. Our Environmental Sustainability Statement outlines our commitment to these principles and the actions we take to live up to them.


1. Our Commitments


Resource Conservation: We will strive to reduce our consumption of natural resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, by implementing innovative and sustainable technologies and practices throughout our operations.

Pollution Prevention: We proactively work to prevent pollution, minimise waste generation, and responsibly manage waste disposal, to reduce harm to the environment.

Carbon Neutrality: We will focus on reducing our greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Ecosystem Stewardship: We actively support initiatives to protect and restore local ecosystems and biodiversity, aiming to leave a positive and lasting impact on the natural world.


2. Our Approach


Compliance: We will comply with all relevant environmental laws, regulations, and standards. We will continuously monitor and adapt our practices to remain compliant and exceed these requirements when possible.

Stakeholder Engagement: We will engage with our employees, members, suppliers, and communities to foster a culture of environmental responsibility.

Monitoring and Reporting: We will monitor and review our commitments to assess our progress toward sustainability goals.

Continuous Improvement: We are dedicated to continuous improvement in our environmental sustainability efforts. We regularly review and update our practices to incorporate the latest best practices and address emerging environmental challenges.

Communication and Awareness: We transparently communicate our environmental sustainability initiatives to our employees, members, suppliers, and the community.

Resource Allocation: We allocate the necessary resources, including financial, human, and technological resources, to support our environmental sustainability efforts effectively.


What we are doing to meet our commitments


Energy Conservation

  • Installation of 480kw solar panels on the roof.
  • Build car park structures to house 680kw solar panels, provide shade for 220 car spaces, and reduce heat radiated from the car park.
  • Replacement of all internal lighting to energy efficient LED’s.
  • Replacement of all carpark lighting to energy efficient LED’s and Photoelectric Cells.
  • Replacement of all lighting at St Marys Leagues Stadium to energy efficient LED’s.
  • Installation of motion senses in low use areas.
  • Upgrade of Building Management System to compartmentalise and control all energy use.
  • Encourage “switch off policy” with all staff.
  • Purchase energy efficient equipment.
  • Installation of Power Factor Correction Unit (PFC) to reduce the load on the electrical distribution system, increase energy efficiency and reduce the likelihood of equipment failure.

Reduce Waste – reducing waste by not creating it in the first place, then reducing, reusing, and recycling


  • Glass Recycling.
  • Carboard Compactor to reduce landfill waste.
  • Biofeed system converts food waste into a liquid form that is transformed and used as garden fertiliser.
  • Waterless Urinals reduce water wastage.
  • Waterless Woks reduce water usage.
  • Paperless Technologies are continually explored and installed to reduce the use of paper.
  • Single Use Plastic Products are being phased out.
  • Other recycling (ie. aluminium cans, plastic bottles, ink cartridges, cooking oil)
  • Fabric and Biodegradable Napkins to be used where possible.
  • Purchase and use of recycled products wherever possible.
  • Water filling stations to be installed on all floors of the Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys to eliminate and / or reduce the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Maintenance Programs and monthly checks carried out by contractors to ensure efficiency of all machinery and equipment.
  • Educate staff to ensure only full loads in all washing machines (fabric, glass, dish).



  • Formalisation of Conservation Management Plan for the rehabilitation, regeneration and revegetation of Club surrounds and bushlands.
  • Use of eco-friendly cleaning products where possible.
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning materials, micro fibre cloths.
  • Purchase sustainable products and services where possible.
  • Only purchase high energy-efficient appliances.
  • Stadium grounds watered with recycled dam water.
  • Roof and car park stormwater runoff diverted to dam.


Social Impact

  • Community relations / expectations – continually monitor member and community expectations.
  • Employee Engagement – Keeping staff informed of initiatives and encourage input.