We're doing our bit for the environment

Epsom Downs Racecourse is set in beautiful green belt surroundings where we prioritise our environmental responsibilities and strive to incorporate sustainable principles in our business.

The Jockey Club has a “Green Champion” at each of the 14 racecourses who works with the group’s Sustainability Executive to ensure that we implement steps to reduce our impact on the environment without affecting the quality of the customer experience.

The sustainability strategy is constantly evolving and we have a mixture of short and longer term objectives to help achieve our aims.  Some of the objectives that we have already completed at Epsom Downs include:

  • A group wide decrease in annual energy consumption, both in electricity and gas
  • Installation of Electric Vehicle Charge Points in the main car park
  • An increase in the proportion of waste recycled
  • Use of “Free Cycle” to dispose of large items such as furniture to minimise land fill
  • LED replacement of light bulbs in some high-use areas
  • All of our race cards are printed on recycled paper
  • Incorporating environmental credentials in our procurement decisions
  • A cycle to work scheme for our staff
  • The catering team source products locally where possible

We are always looking for ideas to reduce the impact of Epsom Downs Racecourse on the local and wider environment. Have some suggestions for us?

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