What we do - Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Clean Energy and Air Pollution

  • Carbon footprint reduction through green electricity.
  • Offset unavoidable emissions that remain on or off-site and on-site renewables.

On location and Year-round –

  • Solar panels store enough solar energy in one year to offset the energy costs required for the entire building during a Grand Prix event.
  • The pit building including the garages is lit by LEDs inside and out.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Facilities and processes to support waste recycling
  • Sustainable materials used for consumables including catering
  • Food waste donation or conversion to energy

On location –

  • On site we recycle cans
  • Waste management bins (garbage and recycling)
  • Food donations via a local charity called La Tablée des chefs. We donated 3 838 kg of food which amounts to 12 793 meals.
  • We have created a digital version of the official program in order to give people access to the content in the program without the carbon footprint of the paper version
  • Since 2015, corporate suites have completely removed single use plastic.

Year-round –

  • Cardboard recycling.
  • Paper recycling.
  • Can recycling.
  • Since 2022, E-tickets are the only method of ticket distribution.

Cleaner fan travel to the event

  • Actively support cleaner routes for fans to reach the race.

On location –

  • Public transit is the only way for fans to access the circuit.
  • 100% of corporate guests carpool to the event.

Year-round –

  • Promoter offices are accessible by public transit.

Circuit Greening and Fan Wellness

  • Focusing on fan wellness at track.

On location –

  • The event is located in a park.
  • There is a green terrace accessible to Paddock Club guests.
  • Oxygen fund.
  • Zones for smokers.
  • We created terraces for guests which offer relaxing lounges and shaded areas.

Local Community engagement

On location –

  • Local employment/ employees.
  • Grand Walk benefiting the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • Involvement of the Jump Start foundation benefiting local charities.
  • Showcase of local university projects.

Year-round –

  • Local employment/ employees.
  • Involvement with women’s rights organizations.
  • Employee volunteer time.
  • Involvement in local universities (panels, speakers, internships).
  • Ticket donations for Canadian charity fundraising events.