Turisme de Barcelona calculates the carbon footprint

Published on : Sunday, February 3, 2013

Turisme de Barcelona has just turned into one of the first tourist promotion organizations in Europe in calculating the carbon footprint, an environmental indicator that quantifies the greenhouse effect gases (GHG), measured in tones of CO2, emitted by the company, directly or indirectly, during the development of the normal activity. This calculation, based on the activity in 2010 and symbolizing a practice of responsibility towards the sustainability and the environment, has been carried out by INCLAM CO2, a project management company which is set to be a standard bearer of the struggle against the climate change.

The study resolved that, during 2010, Turisme de Barcelona CO2 emissions reached 547.75 tons, mainly produced by its publications, about 54.73%; by business trips,about 20.99%; by power consumption of the offices, about 14.54%. The other activities such as the staff trips and the dispatch of goods, in no case, exceed the 10% of the total amount of GHG emissions.

Turisme de Barcelona puts efforts in recycling and the environmental awareness In the context of a corporate social responsibility and in order to give continuity to the suggestions shown in the Strategic Plan of Tourism in Barcelona city in regard to the principles of sustainability, Turisme de Barcelona implements a policy of actions to decrease the environmental impact and it stands as a more sustainable company, thanks
to the program Barcelona Sustainable Tourism. Regarding the internal procedures, the consortium has moved ahead of the recycling (toner, CD, glass, batteries, paper, cardboard, plastic, organic matter, mobile phones, stationery and computer equipment), the energy saving (using the right computer equipment, fair trade vending machines and ecological stationery) and the city mobility, giving priority to public transportation and
courier services by bike. The Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument) has other ways of working in the same direction such as using geothermal heating and cooling and making an awareness task with all the employees via different communication elements.admission-writer.com/

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