Ascot Racecourse Releases Sustainability Report
Ascot Racecourse has released its ‘Racing To Zero’ report, demonstrating how it is aiming to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero by 2040.
The report highlights Ascot’s opening of its Village Enclosure, situated in the centre of the racecourse, as a net-zero carbon emissions area. It also details how the venue has become a signatory of the United Nations’ Sports for Climate Action Framework, which aims to unite global sporting organisations to lead the contribution of sport in tackling climate change.
The report itself is one of the benchmarks for those signed up to the framework, alongside pledges to impact local communities, reduce climate impact, educate for climate action, and promote sustainable consumption, among other actions.
Jonathan Parker, MD, 1711 by Ascot, Ascot’s catering division, said: “Taking Ascot Racecourse on this sustainability journey is already reaping many rewards, and signing up to the UN’s Sports For Climate Action Framework demonstrates our commitment to enacting positive change as we join many global brands in this pledge.
“An enormous amount of research and planning has gone into this year’s net zero Village Enclosure at Royal Ascot as we build towards a sustainable future. True sustainability goes much further than recycling, so we have adopted a sustainable approach that interrogates every aspect of the way we do business.”
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Source: Conference News