Jockey Club to assess environmental impact of venues with latest collaboration
The Jockey Club has entered a partnership with sustainability analytics company Trinity AgTech and biodiversity consultants YourPact, to measure the environmental impact of five of its sites across England.
The project will measure carbon emissions, carbon capture, and biodiversity at a range of locations. Newmarket Racecourse and the town’s National Stud, Haydock Park in Merseyside, as well as Lincolnshire’s Market Rasen Racecourse will all be assessed.
Gathering multi-site data is seen as a crucial step to providing the insights which are aimed at helping Jockey Club develop its environmental strategy.
Trinity AgTech’s platform “Sandy” will be used to create a biodiversity score for each of the sites. This will then be used to understand how future projects can be undertaken in as green a manner as possible.
"Preserving the environment for future generations is a core part of the Jockey Club’s mission to build a more sustainable future for British racing."
“Preserving the environment for future generations is a core part of the Jockey Club’s mission to build a more sustainable future for British racing,” said Jockey Club’s Sustainability Manager Kirstin McEvoy.
“We have to have a positive impact on the world around us both today and in the future and partnering with YourPact and Trinity AgTech is another significant step in enhancing our responsible environmental stewardship.”
The project is funded by The Racing Foundation via the inaugural Green Award at the Racecourse Association’s Showcase Awards last year.
The Award was won by the Jockey Club for its “Going Green” programme.