AEG 1EARTHCommitted to sustain.

AEG 1EARTH is AEG's environmental commitment. By acknowledging that we all share 1EARTH, we can understand how our operations affect the planet and how responsible decisions can improve the environment, our communities and our business.

AEG 1EARTH measures and quantifies the impact of AEG's operations, identifies goals to guide company decision making and tools to improve environmental performance.

The AEG 1EARTH program includes:

2020 Environmental Vision and Goals

The company's goals are purposefully far-reaching but we know they are achievable and we use them to steer our decision-making, at all levels, to lead AEG in a sustainable direction over the next decade and beyond. [+] learn more about 2020 environmental vision and goals

Energy and Climate

  • 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 intensity)
  • 15% of all electricity usage derived from renewable energy sources

Recycling and Waste Diversion

  • 25% of all solid waste diverted from landfill
  • 75% solid waste diversion rate at 50 percent of AEG's venues (Updated in 2012)
  • Zero hazardous waste generated

Water Conservation

  • 20% reduction in water use intensity

Sustainable Purchasing

  • 50% of total dollars spent on designated "high impact products and services" to be environmentally preferable**


  • 100% of AEG facilities and venues include environmental messaging and information available to staff, partners and guests

*All goals use a baseline year of 2007
** We are committed to using environmentally preferable services and products. If you have a sustainable product, service, or company please consider registering your information in our supplier portal.

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Environmental Highlights

Over the years, we have implemented numerous projects helping to save energy, water, and reduce waste.

  • Carbon emissions decreased nearly 10% per attendee in 2011 compared with 2010
  • 18.5% of total energy consumption from renewable sources
  • 8 venues divert more than 75% of waste from landfill and overall waste
  • Total solid waste that we divert from landfill has increased from 11% in 2007 to 42% in 2011
  • Water use per guest has fallen 16% from 2007 to 2011, putting AEG well on target to meet its 2020 environmental vision goal
  • Water recycling increased by 88% from 2007 to 2011

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  • STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center became the first U.S. Sports and Entertainment Arena and Stadium to achieve ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management Systems
  • Installed solar panels on STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE to form a 512 kW solar array that can generate up to 5% of the facilities' energy usage per year
  • Installed the U.S.' 5th largest vegetated roof at the Target Center, reducing storm water runoff, improving building envelope and decreasing heat island effect
  • Retrofitted all Southern California venues with 496 waterless urinals, saving over two million gallons of water per year
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Environmental Sustainability Report

view 2012-13 report

AEG is the first company of its kind to produce an environmental sustainability report.

AEG's Environmental Sustainability Report is a snapshot of AEG's environmental performance at 58 AEG owned and managed facilities. Utilizing the Ecometrics Data from 2007 to 2011, the report takes an honest, detailed and comprehensive look at AEG's operations and their environmental impacts. It also documents AEG's progress towards achieving its 2020 Environmental Vision Goals.

View AEG's 2010 Environmental Sustainability Report

AEG Ecometrics: Measuring Environmental Performance

In 2009, AEG became the first live entertainment, sports or facility management company to measure the environmental performance of all of its owned and managed venues. AEG's Ecometrics tracking system collects resource use and waste generation data from all AEG-owned facilities. [+] learn more about ecometrics

Resources Consumed

  • Electricity
  • Onsite renewable energy
  • Water
  • Reclaimed water
  • Propane
  • Natural gas
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Fuel Oil

Wastes Generated

  • Solid waste to landfill
  • Composted waste
  • Recycled solid waste
  • Recycled cooking oil
  • Total diversion rate
  • Hazardous and Universal waste

Emissions from Operations

  • Carbon (CO2)
  • Nitrous oxides (NOx)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

Other Indicators

  • Percent spent on green cleaning
  • Percent spent on sustainable paper products
  • Percent spent on bio-degradable food service items
  • Percent spent on local and/or organic food
  • Percent spent on low flow water fixtures
  • Environmental non-compliances
  • Renewable Energy Credits (REC)
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