Our social commitment

For Fira de Barcelona, corporate social responsibility means commitment to the community, sustainability and protection of the environment.

These values are closely linked to our conception of a business model, development of trade fair activity and resource management.

We have always been committed to creating social value, generating wealth and well-being in Barcelona and its surroundings, supporting the productive fabric and turning innovation into a tool of change.

Our commitment to sustainability policies are focused on promoting measures of energy efficiency, recycling, eco-design of stands and optimisation of services to minimise the environmental impact generated by trade fair and congress activity.

We are proud of having received recognition from the Global Association of The Exhibition Industry (UFI) and the Consejo Municipal de Medio Ambiente y Sostenibilidad of the Barcelona City Council, which have positioned us as a benchmark trade fair organisation in this field.

Corporate social responsibility means creating opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs, fostering talent, responding to the expectations of our exhibitors and visitors, favouring the education and participation of our employees and collaborators and, naturally, contributing to a more just and supportive society.

Environment

Our good environmental practice protocol facilitates sustainable development of trade fair activity.

We promote recycling of waste (paper and cardboard, glass, packaging, etc.). Thanks to the agreement with Ecoembes, non-profit organisation made up of companies that are pro recycling, every year 1,000 tons are transported for subsequent recovery. 

We offer our exhibitors the possibility of choosing ecological stands and a service to calculate and offset the 

"carbon footprint", which identifies the sources of greenhouse gas emission inherent in every activity.

Fira is committed to renewable energies: the Gran Via Exhibition Centre has 25,900 photovoltaic solar panels that generate 5.86 GWh of electricity a year, avoiding the emission of over 2,200 tons of CO2.

The trade fair institution Fira is observer in the commission to position Barcelona as a sustainable and quality tourist destination. The city, supporter of UNESCO's Responsible Tourism Charter, is certified as a Biosphere World Class Destination. 



Solidarity

We collaborate with organisations that carry out charity actions, such as TV3's "La Marató" de TV3, the Food Bank Foundation, Nutrition without Borders and Cáritas, among other organisations that work with at-risk groups. We also participate in employment programs for people with disabilities.


Economy and Knowledge

Shows and congresses are trends showcases and promote innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with universities, business schools, research centres and business and professional associations. 


With Science

Fira de Barcelona has collaboration agreements with important research and technology centres, such as Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Sincrotón Alba, Parc de Recerca Biomèdica, Centre Tecnològic de Comunicacions de Catalunya and Barcelona Centre Universitari.