Since 2008, the GSMA has been committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment, both in our offices and at our events. In particular, Mobile World Congress focuses heavily on reducing waste in printed materials, encouraging re-use and recycling of materials, utilising electronic tools and recycling event waste. We work closely with Fira Barcelona, exhibitors and local partners to minimise the impact our event has on the environment.
The objectives of our Carbon Neutrality programme are simple:
We also work closely with Barcelona and Hospitalet City Council, Fira Barcelona, exhibitors and local partners to minimise the impact our event has on the environment. Achievements include:
You’ll see signs of our Carbon Neutral programme around the venue; food outlets offer recycled and compostable service items, all event publications are presented on recycled paper, and event bags and badge lanyards are made from recycled plastic bottles.
But we’ve made other efforts that might not be immediately visible:
Building on our achievements at MWC 2017 here is what we will be doing next year:
There are many ways you can be ‘green’ at the event. Besides the obvious, we encourage attendees to do the following: