Looking towards the future, we’re focusing our efforts on contributing to the SDGs, approved by the UN in 2015, including them in our strategy and extending this commintment to exhibitors and visitors.
Gastrofira is committed to promoting sustainable practices and implementing the targets set within the SDGs to strengthen the links between food, people and the planet.
Gastrofira collaborates with several programs to reduce food waste:
We help organisers to create an offer with several actions to meet our sustainability goals and reduce food waste.
We also collaborate with Banc dels Aliments (Food Bank). This NGO obtains food, distributes it to social entities ans uses the resources available to regulate food deliveries throughout the year.
In 2021, they have collected 23,000 tons of food from surplus, waste and funds of the EU.
We have reduced the use of aluminium cans, single-use plastics and PET bottles and favoured the use of degradable polymers (PLA).
We have encourage and offer the service of water distributors. The osmosis tap water avoids the use of plastic bottles.
Coffee capsules recycling
We collect all coffee capsules at the end of the events and separate them from the rest of waste.
Gastrofira donates material (tables, plates, cutlery) to local NGOs.
We collaborate in a program called "Rastro solidario" that reuses frying oil for social purposes.
We avoid the use of milk tetrabrik bottles.
Action on society
Gastrofira supports initiatives and local community partnerships that help young people gain the employability, skills and confidence they need to succeed.
Gastrofira explores the complex relationships between climate change and food systems and attempts to locally mitigate climate change through using local suppliers for a 60% of the items purchased for food production. We require to all our partners and suppliers to follow sustainable policies as we do.