Lord’s Cricket Ground

MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws and Spirit of the game. Founded in 1787, it issued the first code of Laws in 1788 and moved to its current home in 1814. There are 18,000 Full and 5,500 Associate Members of MCC. The Club owns the most comprehensive collection of cricket artefacts and books in the world, housed in its museum and library at Lord’s which is visited by tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.

MCC aims to develop and integrate good sustainability practices and will work with interested parties, including Members, staff, customers, suppliers, service providers and the local community, to reduce any negative impacts and enhance the positive impacts of the Club’s activities. The Club commits to implementing and continually improving its policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant legal requirements as well as to improve its energy performance, reduce carbon emissions, minimise waste, control pollution, conserve nature and support communities.

MCC’s community development work began in 2012 with arrival of new Chief Executive Derek Brewer, who had overseen a similar program in his previous role at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.

The Club’s focus is to work in partnership with key local organisations to add value to their work, and help the people they work with achieve more. The key areas of strategic priority are:

  • Education and Employment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Inclusion and Cohesion

MCC is currently delivering programmes which target at least one of these priorities and developing new ideas moving forward which aim to make a sustained difference with a positive outcome to those who need it most.

Over the last four years, the Club has run free cricket coaching in local state schools, work placements to help rehabilitate ex-offenders and sporting reminiscence workshops with local people with dementia.

For more information visit about MCC’s work in the community: www.lords.org/community.

Derek Brewer, MCC Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the National CSR Awards at Lord’s this year. At MCC, we work very hard to make sure Lord’s is environmentally sustainable both throughout our many match days over the summer and during the winter when the Ground is similarly busy. I hope the event is a great success and I’m sure there will be some very worthy winners.”

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