What does sustainability mean to the Club?

Sustainability has been firmly embedded into the Club’s culture and processes.

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Initiative Gaia is a five-year community outreach project under the Trust-funded Environment Project.

Internally, new environmental policies and guidelines have been put in place with various measures introduced to cut the use of materials and to source sustainable alternatives. The Club has also made substantial investments in energy-efficient technologies. Examples of measures or projects include but are not limited to: new state-of-the-art district cooling plants; the progressive installation of energy efficient lighting in off-course betting branches and clubhouses; the virtualisation of computer servers; a new floodlight system at both racecourses; the reduction of paper betting tickets; and the reduction of the amount of packaging used for raceday souvenirs and in gift shops.

Externally, the Club has organised stakeholder forums to exchange views and gain feedback on the Club’s sustainability performance. In addition, both the Club and the Charities Trust have funded many sustainability initiatives in the community that help to improve the lives of all Hong Kong people. This includes the significant HK$350 million Environment Project launched in 2008 that supports projects like the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project and a five-year community outreach project entitled the Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Initiative Gaia.