BARCELONA 16-18 OCTOBER 2018
CO-LOCATED EVENTS: LOGO-blockchain-solutions-worldai-cognitive-systems-forum

Towards Zero Impact is an initiative, powered by IOT Solutions World Congress for the first time in 2018, to reduce waste, save resources and boost the event’s sustainability. We are fully committed to reducing the environmental impact created by the event, in terms of mobility, energy, climate, products and services, catering, waste, water and communication.

That’s why we strive to:

  • Calculate and offset our GHG emissions
  • Separate waste
  • Promote energy efficiency

WHAT DO WE DO TO MAXIMISE SUSTAINABILITY?

ENSURING CARBON NEUTRAILY

Offsetting the GHG emissions associated with the event’s organisation and the participation of all speakers (including their travel and time spent in Barcelona) by funding high quality carbon offset projects. 

LIMITING USE OF ENERGY

Fira Barcelona Gran Via is one of Europe’s biggest and most modern venues and benefits from one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic systems. 

REDUCING USE OF PAPER

With the exception of participant badges and the visitor guide, the IOTSWC is a paperless event. What’s more, all printed documents follow the highest sustainable criteria, including the use of FSC-certified recyclable paper and double-sided printing. 

RECYCLING WASTE

The Congress promotes the use of recycled and reusable products, minimal packaging and disposable items and separate waste collection for paper, and plastic. Reusable and recyclable plastic bottles will be available throughout the event to limit the use of plastic glass.

PROMOTING LOW CARBON MOBILITY

Participants are highly encouraged to use environmentally-friendly transport by offering combined transport tickets, effective signposting of the nearest public transport and bicycles for hire, as well as the venue having excellent public transport connections.

FIGHTING FOOD WASTE

Any food left over after the events is collected by the NGO and distributed to be used by community kitchens.

GENDER EQUALITY

An initiative to promote gender equality will be developed in the event.  

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BECOME PART OF THIS INICIATIVE?

DOWNLOAD THE APP

QR points are located at strategic points at the venue where you can download the app, helping us to become a paperless event.

USE RECYCLING BINS

The event provides waste collection points for visitors, especially for paper/cardboard and packaging.

RETURN YOUR BADGE BEFORE LEAVING

Hand in your badge at the return point. They will be duly collected and recycled! 

REDUCE PAPER CONSUMPTION

The event encourages online invoicing to minimise the use of paper. 

THINK GREEN MOBILITY

Fira Barcelona Gran Via is ideally located as it can be easily reached by public transport. We encourage all participants to use environmentally-friendly transport and promotes low carbon mobility.

Calculate your carbon footprint

ORGANIZERS

Working together Towards Zero Impact