Reading have been praised for their sustainability, ranked ninth in the Championship in the 2023 EFL Sustainability Rankings.

Organised by SportsPositiveLeagues, BBC Sport published the findings today.

Ranking EFL clubs on their climate-friendly activities off the pitch, League One Forest Green Rovers topped the charts while Bristol City were the highest-rated Championship side.

The Royals, working well with the University of Reading in recent seasons, finished 25th across the Football League- although only 63 out of 72 teams took part.

Categories such as Energy Efficiency; Education and Comms and Engagement were among the 11 in total.

The club's best individual score was for Energy Efficiency, where they were praised for: "Building Management System (BMS) controls on lighting and heating. LED energy saving lighting installed across entire stadium and training ground. Passive Infrared Sensors (PIR) switching to ensure lights are not left on in unattended areas."

However, it did score zero on both Policy and Commitment and Clean Energy.

Referring to Clean Energy, the comment said: "The club has advised that it does not pull directly from ‘renewable’ resources at present, but is at an advanced stage of installing solar panels on the roof of training ground and stadium to provide a constant renewable source of energy for the club."

Click here to read the full study.