GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Environmental Programme

Environmental Programme

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Join Our Mission

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The GSMA strives to be environmentally responsible at all of our offices worldwide, as well as at our global events. We encourage Mobile 360 Series sponsors and partners to do their part.

Our Objectives Our Achievements
  • Contribute to the preservation of the environment by reducing our emissions and waste.
  • Identify more opportunities to considerably reduce our event’s emissions.
  • Continue to work actively with our suppliers on improving our products to achieve emission reductions wherever possible.
  • The operations team has set a team objective to reduce all GSMA features carbon footprint by at least 5% year on year through reutilization, recycling or choice of material.
  • All international GSMA offices and all GSMA events, including the Mobile 360 Series have been certified as carbon neutral since 2016. This makes GSMA a Carbon Neutral Company, a certification we intend to renew each year.
  • Since 2017 the Mobile 360 event in Kigali, Rwanda has been held at a Carbon Neutral venue.
  • MWC Barcelona has for the third time been awarded with the Guinness world record for being the World’s Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show in 2019.
  • At MWC Shanghai 2018 all nylon-based carpets were recycled avoiding the equivalent of 79 tons of CO2.
  • Waste reduction through our ‘Donation Room’ Initiative at our events Barcelona, LA and Shanghai. At MWC 19 Barcelona, in partnership with the local city councils of Barcelona and Hospitalet, a total of 26.7 tonnes of construction materials and furniture were collected and donated to local charitable organisations.
  • 100% of tableware and cups are reusable at the Mobile 360 events.
  • 90% of materials and equipment used for GSMA features at MWCS 2018 were sourced locally.
  • In 2018 85% of materials used in the GSMA features were system-built and reusable at MWC Shanghai.
  • Conference bags and lanyards are made out of recycled PET material.
  • Generally all communication is via email, Mobile 360 Series does not send out physical letters from registration.
  • Shell scheme stands/meeting rooms will be built using reusable materials where possible.
  • Low-voltage lighting fixtures will be used in all shell scheme stands and meeting rooms where possible.
  • Reusable utensils and tableware will be provided at official catering outlets.
  • Digital distribution of welcome pack and other media materials to reduce the use of paper.

For any questions or suggestions, please contact us at sustainability@gsma.com.