The commitment to the environment, one of the pillars of the museum’s social responsibility project, is embodied in the museum’s own system of environmental management, which develops a wide range of measures to reduce the negative impact of our work on the environment, with the aim of being a more sustainable museum, raising public awareness and curbing climate change.
Environmental management system
In 2017 and 2018 we carried out a complete environmental diagnosis which enabled us to detect strengths and weaknesses and set up a system of improvements based on the methodology of ISO standards.
Technology renewal and product replacement
Since 2014 we have been engaged in a progressive plan of technology renewal, seeking alternatives that are less polluting in themselves or that generate better consumption habits.
In the same way, we are substituting numerous materials with more sustainable materials in a phased way depending on the museum’s resources and market possibilities: products that are more efficient, local and/or bearing certification of origin.
- With the adopted control measures we were able to reduce the energy consumption of the Meier building by 11.99%.
- On the MACBA website, printing styles that generate simplified versions have been defined and on-screen reading is being promoted.
- The computer equipment has been renewed (all of it has the “Energy Star” certification) and its default configuration updated, seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum emission.
- Plastic cups have been eliminated from our offices, and all paper used in communications is recycled and/or of sustainable origin.