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May 2, 2016

Portugal: Estoril Congress Center Reduces Its Carbon Footprint 42 Percent

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Between 2012 and 2015 the Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) has reduced its carbon footprint by 42 percent, according to the latest report published by e)mission neutral

centro congessos estoriThe ECC has been able to reduce the emission of 237 tons of CO2 in the last four years, as a result of investment in energy saving measures in the building and its existing Sustainability Policy. The ECC is the only green venue in Iberian Peninsula, and is a Certified Gold venue by EarthCheck -  the certification program for sustainable tourism that operates in over 70 countries.

For economies reliant on travel and tourism, EarthCheck’s benchmarking data provides an historical record of the global environmental impacts of the industry over the past 20 years. It also rates the effectiveness of industry efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) and conserve natural resources at a project-by-project level.

With a Sustainability Policy in place since 2008, the Estoril Congress Center has adopted an innovative business strategy, providing sustainable products and services for all types of events that will materialize in its space, maximizing customer experiences and minimizing their environmental impact.

In order to achieve the EarthCheck Gold Certification, the Estoril Congress Center has undergone a process of review and annual audit, performance study of its sustainability policy, water, energy, paper, waste, pesticide use, cleaning products consumption and its community commitment.

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