Towards Zero Impact
In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at Gastronomic Forum Barcelona we carry out different actions.
We are aware that it is necessary to implement sustainable measures to fight climate change aiming to set an example for our sector.
Towards Zero Impact (TZI) is a project that contributes to the implementation of all kinds of measures in relation to sustainability, both on an environmental and social level, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set an agenda of goals for the year 2030 and aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Zero Waste and Recycling
Zero Waste is an initiative that aims to generate less waste during events and its recycling. Among the actions developed in this area, we highlight:
In the fight against food waste and for the recovery of the surplus of the trade show, we reaffirm our collaboration with the Fundació Banc dels Aliments. Their volunteers will be promoting their supply programme, designed to manage the stocks of food from the agro-food industry that is consumable but not marketable, and which can be distributed to people in a precarious food situation.
Last year Banc dels Aliments collected 1,360 kg of food.
Sustainable Food ForumLab Barcelona
Sustainability is the great paradigm of the future and has become a fundamental factor for the food industry, distribution, retail, and the mass consumer sector in general.
The agri-food system is key to climate change because approximately a third of greenhouse effect emissions originate from Food production.
For this reason, sustainability will be the protagonist of the ForumLab Barcelona Sustainable Food 2021, a laboratory of ideas where digitalization, management, and business financing will be the main top points.
This project has the collaboration of the Barcelona City Council, since in parallel to Gastronomic Forum Barcelona there will be all around the city a Week of activities related to art, culture, music, and the debate on sustainable food. One of them will be the 7th Global Forum for the Milan Pact, from October 19th to 21st, in which 200 participating cities will commit to develop sustainable, fair, and healthy agri-food models.