Fira de Barcelona joins the Biosphere Commitment to promote sustainability and responsible tourism

Fira de Barcelona has adhered to the Barcelona Biosphere Tourism Sustainability Commitment, which recognises companies that are committed to responsible management that respects the environment, culture, working conditions, gender equality and their social and economic contribution.

The initiative, promoted by Barcelona City Hall in partnership with the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, includes the Biosphere certificate, awarded by the Institute of Responsible Tourism. With the incorporation of Fira de Barcelona, 198 companies have now signed up to the Barcelona Biosphere Commitment, the aim of which is to make the city a sustainable destination, extending good practices to all types of tourist services, products and equipment companies. Fira also becomes part of a network of more than 1,000 entities that currently make up Barcelona City Hall’s Citizen Commitment to Sustainability.

The General Manager of Fira de Barcelona, Constantí Serrallonga, has expressed his satisfaction at joining this initiative because “it is in line with our commitment to the sustainable development of our trade fair activity, the creation of social value and the generation of wealth and well-being in Barcelona and its surrounding areas. It also further reinforces our willingness to take on board the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in the framework of the 2030 Agenda, and to contribute to a leading city in the fight against climate change and in promoting sustainable and quality tourism.” According to the Councillor for Tourism and Creative Industries, Xavier Marcé, the incorporation of Fira into the Biosphere Commitment “is good news because it means we are contributing to one of the great driving forces behind the city’s economic activity.”

Barcelona, November 2019