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Greenlight Sports Management to start addressing carbon emissions with Forest Carbon initiative

Greenlight Sports Management (GSM), the game-changing motorsport management company which works with drivers, teams, and OEMs, is delighted to announce that it has signed up to Carbon Club, powered by Forest Carbon, in order to help create new woodlands in the UK.

Greenlight Sports Management was founded by 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner Guy Smith and BRDC SuperStars Director and Pro driver Andy Meyrick, who have both been highly successful on track while representing prestigious manufacturers. GSM’s roster currently boasts McLaren Automotive Factory Driver Ben Barnicoat, Ginetta Factory Driver Charlie Robertson, and former Bentley Works Driver Seb Morris, with Josh Skelton a member of its Young Driver Programme.

Working as it does in the motorsport industry, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, GSM will work with Forest Carbon to support UK woodland creation projects, and at the same time begin actively looking for areas where the company and its clients can make improvements to calculate and reduce their carbon footprints. In addition to planting and managing trees, GSM and its clients will consider further steps that can be made as part of a long-term approach to benefit the environment.

Forest Carbon lead the way when it comes to carbon-financed woodland creation, having made the case for a woodland carbon standard to the UK Forestry Commission over a decade ago. This led to the implementation of the Woodland Carbon Code in 2011, which continues to be owned and administered by the devolved arm of the Forestry Commission, Scottish Forestry.

All of Forest Carbon’s new woodlands are assured under the Woodland Carbon Code, which means they are all independently verified projects, certified to ISO 14064 standard, that offer real social and environmental benefits. As one of Europe’s least forested countries, the UK has plenty of space for new woodland to help mitigate the country’s emissions while potentially creating up to 10,000 new jobs in the process.

For further information and to track updates on the relationship between Greenlight Sports Management and Forest Carbon, please follow GSM’s social media channels.

Guy Smith and Andy Meyrick, Directors, Greenlight Sports Management

“We are delighted to be working with Forest Carbon and alongside that starting the important work of identifying areas where Greenlight Sports Management and our clients can make improvements. Where we can’t reduce our emissions we will aim to offset them.

“We are all aware that being involved in motorsport and having the opportunity to see the world while doing our job also puts a strain on the environment and we are keen to make inroads to offset that moving forward. We’re very happy that all our clients are on board with these plans and will be more aware of their own actions as well.

“There is a lot of work for us to do with the great team at Forest Carbon, but we are looking forward to building a lasting relationship to find areas that we can all make improvements together in the future.”

George Hepburne Scott, Director of Forest Carbon:

“We welcome Greenlight Sports Management as our latest Carbon Club member. This is their first step on a challenging journey to decarbonization, but we hope this will mark a starting pistol for wider change in the motorsport industry.”