The Philadelphia Eagles and West Pharmaceutical Services have formed a partnership for the promotion of sustainability.
Exton-based Western (NYSE:WST), a partner of the NFL team, is specialized in design and manufacture of containment and injection systems for injectable medications.
Both organizations stated that the "Field Goal Forest" will be the most visible aspect of their partnership. The Eagles and West plan to plant 20 trees per successful field goal during the next season. The organizations also plan to work together on an annual tree-planting event at the end the season.
The tree planting will occur in a still-to-be-determined location in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Eagles and West plan to also launch a contest in which fans can win prizes, such as VIP meet and greets with Eagles players and tickets to regular season games by guessing the number of field goals that the Eagles will score during the 2023 campaign.
The financial terms of the partnership will remain confidential.
The Eagles' go-green initiative was launched two decades ago. It encompasses and prioritizes green power production, recycling, composting, reforestation and ocean conservation, as well as emission reduction, energy efficiency and other sustainability practices.
Norman Vossschulte is the director of sustainability and fan experience for the Eagles. He said, "We are constantly looking for new ways to positively impact our community through our team’s performance on-field." This partnership with West allows for us to achieve that.
West CEO Eric M. Green said the Eagles were internationally recognized for their environmental stewardship in all aspects of their business.
West, founded in 1923 has approximately 10,000 employees on 50 sites around the world. Last year, the company had sales of $2.89billion.
West joins Eagles' other green partners, including Tork, an hygiene products and service company in Philadelphia, NRG, Houston-based energy, and Braskem a Brazilian petrochemical firm.