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Silverstone recognised as a Greengage ECOsmart Platinum Venue

We are delighted to have been recognised as a Greengage ECOsmart Platinum Venue in acknowledgement of the sustainability initiatives we have put in place and the approach the Silverstone team have taken as we work to become a more sustainable business and leisure destination.

The Greengage ECOsmart accreditation system supports over 400 venues and Silverstone is one of only 28 who have achieved Platinum status which is a great accolade and one we are very proud of.

Greengage focused on what we are doing here at Silverstone in terms of reducing our carbon footprint, supporting the local community, introducing water and waste management projects and our sustainable procurement processes. Of the many initiatives that we have introduced since launching our Shift to Zero strategy in July 2022, were particularly complimentary of our ambitious solar panel project which generates around 13% of the venue’s total energy from the roof of our International Conference and Exhibition Centre, the largest covered event space between London and Birmingham.

Other initiatives that stood out, and have helped us achieve this Platinum accreditation, include our move to 100% renewable energy sources and the introduction of 24 EV chargers on site here at Silverstone.

Andrew Perolls of Greengage commented “The Platinum Venue status that has been awarded to Silverstone reaffirms its position as, not only a superb and unique location with expansive and flexible indoor and outdoor space, but also a venue that is committed to leading the way to environmental sustainability. This makes the venue all the more appealing to customers looking for a unique location to hold an event that is also proactive about taking steps to minimise the impact it has on the environment.”

Stephane Bazire, Head of Business Sustainability and Partnerships at Silverstone commented “Obtaining the ECOsmart Platinum Award is a tremendous achievement for us and demonstrates our ability to offer event organisers a great venue to host their sustainable events. This is part of our business diversification strategy, making sure the unique facilities we have at Silverstone are being utilised all year round for all types of events whether they be related to motorsport or not.”

Silverstone are racing forward on their Shift to Zero journey, and we will continue to pioneer new and innovative ideas for a more sustainable future for the circuit and industry.