Santander is supporting Silverstone Circuit with a range of initiatives to help the venue achieve sustainability goals. The image is of a gantry running over the Silverstone track and it features the Santander logo

Santander supports Silverstone with sustainability solutions

Santander UK has announced a partnership with Silverstone, the iconic motorsport venue, to become its Official Sustainability Partner.

Under the new partnership, Santander will provide Silverstone with a wide range of mobility solutions starting with the transition to a fleet of zero or low emission vehicles supplied through Santander Consumer Finance. The new fleet will be used for on-site mobility, event operations and on-track safety and rescue requirements.

In addition, the bank will expand its Santander Cycles scheme to Silverstone, responding to the growing demand for alternative modes of transport. In trials taking place later this year with Santander Cycles partner Tier, the new e-bikes will be available to Silverstone employees promoting a greener mode of transport around the circuit. In the longer term, it is planned to make e-bikes available for guests and visitors.

Dan Sherwood, marketing director at Santander UK said: “Santander UK shares a proud and successful history with Silverstone dating back to the title sponsorship of the F1 British Grand Prix in 2007. We have a range of initiatives to support them to become more sustainable and we are excited to start rolling these out over the coming months.”

Of the partnership, Stuart Pringle, Silverstone’s managing director, said: “As the home of British motorsport we have a responsibility to lead the way with smarter and cleaner methods of working and sustainability is now at the heart of all we do at Silverstone. I am delighted to be partnering with Santander as we continue on our Shift to Zero and introduce these initiatives to help us on our journey.”