With the number of visitors up 12.14% and business volume up 19.5% in 2016, the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB) has continued with its policies to reduce the centre’s environmental impact and shore up sustainable, positive value created for its immediate surroundings. This can be seen in the centre’s sixth CSR report, presented recently in Barcelona.
The venue is in the process of implementing ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management and ISO 22000 Food Safety Management certifications. Among other things, last year the positive evolution of economic (local impact), environmental (recycling, power use, emissions) and social (equality, quality employment) indicators was particularly important. Energy use is down 9.13% per delegate and a new environmental assessment protocol has been put in place for suppliers.
The Barcelona International Convention Centre can host events with up to 15,000 delegates, offering more than 100,000 m2 of multipurpose space, including the Convention Centre and the Forum Building Auditorium.