The VRC’s role as a #SEA Changer
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is proud to be a founding member of SEA, embracing the opportunity to improve its environmental practices and share knowledge with other industry leaders.
As the world’s largest member-based racing club with more than 30,000 members, the VRC is committed to attaining the highest standards in environmental performance, while balancing its environmental needs against that of its operations. In 2007, the VRC established the Sustainability Charter, guiding the operations of staff and suppliers at the Racecourse, and shaping VRC initiatives on energy, waste, food rescue, and water.
With its shining jewel, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, attracting more than 300,000 racegoers to Flemington Racecourse each year, the VRC aspires to be a leader in world racing in all aspects of the sport, including in environmental performance. They aim to achieve this through:
- Continuous improvement of the efficient use of resources, particularly water and energy, and minimize the use of chemicals and consumables
- Continuous improvement of the management of the Club’s waste materials and effluents
- Managing Flemington Racecourse, its gardens and facilities as a leading entertainment venue and ensure its sustainability as a profitable, community asset
- Engaging with the local community on the impact of its operations