Waste Management has been the title sponsor of the Greenest Show on Grass since 2010. Coming up on our 10th anniversary, the Waste Management Phoenix Open remains the most attended PGA TOUR tournament and largest third-party certified zero waste event in the world. We have consistently used this spotlight to engage with stakeholders on environmental issues, as a platform to show the varied and valuable services we provide, and to raise the bar for sustainable sports globally.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open tracks its carbon and water footprints, in addition to being zero waste. Use of water, energy and materials all contribute to the GHG emissions that are warming our planet, and the event commits to balancing all environmental impacts from tournament activities.
As the title sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Waste Management works tirelessly to create a unique PGA TOUR tournament with a widespread and lasting positive impact. We challenged our commitment to the fans, local communities, and environment, as well as to hosting Thunderbirds, the PGA TOUR and to our own brand by achieving zero waste for the fifth year in a row with another on the way. It’s the ultimate model of what is possible in terms of environmental leadership and vision.
- Every choice made during the planning process was thoughtfully worked through to ensure that the event lived up to the title of “The Greenest Show on Grass.” Year after year, Waste Management is the backbone of this zero waste achievement, making sure all tournament material finds new value — through reuse, recycling, composting, donating or turning it into energy. These efforts are meant to inspire partners, fans and viewers at home to experience and witness what’s possible.
- Waste Management also looks beyond diversion, prioritizing a reduction of waste in the larger sense and establishing programs for water conservation and restoration, renewable energy, GHG monitoring and carbon offsets.
- The Waste Management Phoenix Open is not only a chance to showcase our services and capabilities — it’s a platform through which Waste Management strives to drive environmental responsibility.