Join our green movement in MWC19
There are three important things you can do in the event to help the environment:
Your flight, accommodation, transportation and food choice generates an impact on the environment. We can help the environment by offsetting our footprint. Follow four simple steps here to calculate and offset your carbon footprint in MWC19:
Do you know that if every attendee recycled their badge, the carbon footprint of the event would decrease by the equivalent carbon absorption of about 540 trees? Help us recycle your badge to reduce our environmental impact. You can find the recycle bins located at the exits of the event.
Use the Event App instead of printing
Download relevant content from exhibitors via a QR code
Use public transportation to reach to venue with the event free Transport Card
Share your car with other members of your company
Choose KM Zero options from our food outlets
Request cardboard cups instead of plastic when you eat
Consider using airlines with carbon footprint offset programs
Book a direct flight to Barcelona. Non-stop flights are exponentially better for the environment
Review the carbon footprint programme in your accommodation
Turn off any lights, TV and heater when you leave your hotel
We are a carbon neutrality programme committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment, both in our offices and at our events. We work closely with Barcelona City Council, L’ Hospitalet City Council, Fira Barcelona, exhibitors and local partners to minimise the impact of our event.
Our objectives are to:
our emissions and waste to contribute to the preservation of the environment
our attendees to be green along with us and educate them about our goals
new and additional opportunities to reduce our event’s environmental impact
wherever possible our suppliers and exhibitors to minimise their impact on the environment
We have been certified carbon neutral from 2014 to 2018 and achieved the recognition as “The World’s Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show” by the Guinness World Records in 2015, 2016, a record we are pursuing for 2018. We are constantly working on new initiatives, and aim to generate the least waste possible by recycling or donating the majority of event material. Our main achievements:
Since 2015, we offer a Donation Room to all exhibitors to donate materials from their MWC stand to local socially responsible entities that are making an impact in Barcelona and L’Hospitalet. In MWC18 we gathered 31,5 tonnes of materials and we benefited more than 20 social and cultural entities.
We provide a free carbon footprint study to space only exhibitors to understand their impact on the environment and help them become more sustainability efficient stands for future events.
In partnership with the Green Electronics Council we will provide a five-part webinar series to explore how sustainability initiatives in a variety of sectors are being accelerated by mobile technology. Join us by registering here
Barcelona is proud to be a Biosphere World Class Destination – Since 2011, the city holds the Biosphere responsible tourism certificate in line with the international criteria of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council