Acquired by Krause Group in 2020, the Italian soccer club Parma Calcio 1913 competes in the second tier of Italian football, Serie B. Based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Parma Calcio plays home matches in the Stadio Ennio Tardini with a maximum peak capacity of 23,450.
Parma Calcio Associates embed social responsibilities across their players and staff, understanding that our commitment to People First goes beyond technical skills on the pitch. Youth programming and coaching focus on the whole player and look to develop not just strong footballers, but a strong sense of accountability to their local community. In 2022, Parma Calcio supported activities that promoted inclusion across ability, gender, race, and religion including supporting the Parma Calcio Paralympic team and international fight against racism and violence against women.
Parma Calcio hosted the Italian Women’s National Team in a World Cup Qualifying match in May 2022, our first visible commitment to gender equity in our club. The game was followed by a conference focused on building and investing in women’s clubs.
In 2022, Parma welcomed its first team in Femminile Serie A. The license was purchased; team developed and began playing in less than three months. We are committed to equity and honored to be the first team in Italy to play women’s home games in a stadium built for and used by the men’s team. The team won their first home game, building the excitement for the rest of the season.
Parma Calcio focused on providing back to the territory of Parma using jersey sales, special player appearances, and collaborations to give back to the community. Key events included supporting research against Leukemia, educational activities for children, and support for individuals recovering from head trauma beyond hospital stays.
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Parma Calcio is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our sporting events and team activities. In 2021, work was done to align energy calculations with Krause Group global CSR metrics. In 2022, energy intensity was up due to the Covid occupancy limits being lifted and a return to more normal attendance post-pandemic.
Water intensity was misprinted in 2021 and has been corrected below for 2021. There was an increase in water intensity due to occupancy returning to pre-pandemic levels. In 2022, we added water dispensers and distributed reusable water bottles to all Associates to reduce single-use plastics at our organization. We collaborated with Plastic Pull who is a social and environmental impact program launched in collaboration with Piantando with the goal of recovering waste dispersed in the Parma area and the province. After identifying the areas of degradation with abandoned waste, the intervention is planned together with the representatives in the field, then certifying each bag collected.
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Parma Calcio is in the process of creating a 2030 CSR Vision and looks forward to sharing this vision in the 2023 CSR Report. Krause Group believes in the future of women’s soccer and is committed to playing a leadership role in driving the growth of the sport worldwide.