A new report comparing the various community responsibilities among global soccer leagues has concluded that Major League Soccer is the world's most responsible league.
According to the annual ResponsiBALL report from SchweryCade, a Swiss-based social entrepreneurial firm, MLS ranked highest across the board in the three pillars used in consideration: Good governance, community outreach and awareness, and environmental considerations.
The ranking means last year's No. 1 league, the Danish SuperLiga, moved to No. 2, and the English Premier League came in at No. 3.
Highlighted in the report for MLS is the new stadiums opened around the league in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles that received LEED certifications for environmental sustainability. In addition, the league's Earth Day promotion of every team in the league wearing adidas Parley kits, made from recycled ocean plastic material, showed a commitment to environmental responsibility.
You can read more on the report and why MLS ranked top of the list over at Sports Sustainability Journal.
The 2018 RESPONSIBALL Ranking is now available.— RESPONSIBALL (@Responsiball) December 18, 2018
The ranking measures professional football leagues based on 3 key pillars: Governance, Community and Environment. This year’s leaders are:
🥇United States MLS
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