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
  • E-tickets are the preferred 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 crated 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