Golden Globe Race
A non-stop, round-the-world competition which harks back to the golden age of solo sailing, this year’s Golden Globe Race will see 17 entrants single-handedly cross four oceans. Competitors include Simon Curwen, a British skipper and climate-change activist, who we are sponsoring as he takes on this unique challenge. Using recycled vessels and without modern technology, the race champions climate-conscious behaviour towards the environment, encouraging sailors to push their skills to the limit through traditional sailing. This focus on sustainability is echoed by Simon’s passion for the planet, which is an ethos we share in the way we run our business.
Simon CURWEN, British 2022 Golden Globe race skipper
All solo sailing is a challenge but the Golden Globe Race is different. It is a race like no other. Without modern equipment, it takes you back to classic sailing which is better for the environment. For me, this race gives me a newfound appreciation, and respect, for our planet's oceans.
SImon Curwen, british 2022 golden globe race skipper
By definition, the boats that we are sailing are all recycled. My boat is 46 years old and this event gives it a new purpose. Our energy requirements for the race are also very modest. My energy will come from solar and hydro generation, which is one of the oldest renewable sources and uses the natural flow of water to generate power.
rob black, director of esg at howdens
At Howdens, we want to do things the right way, and sustainability is the same. To be the UK's leading responsible kitchen and joinery business, we have to be worthwhile for all concerned, which includes the planet. That is why, our goal over the next few years is to find a pathway that eliminates emissions and waste across the entire business.