SETAC’s mission is to support and facilitate the development of principles and practices for the protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
We are convinced that not only we should strive towards organising sustainable events, but that SETAC, as organiser of large events, can play a role in having more sustainable products and initiatives in the meeting industry. Although the influence is sometimes limited, we think that every step is important.
A sustainable event balances environmental, social and economic responsibilities. Our objective is to organise events in a way that minimises potential impact on the environment.
When considering travelling to Seville not only think about the ecological footprint but also about the ecological handprint, being the positive impacts of our event for a sustainable future. Networking, collaboration and working together in our committed community can make a difference, both globally, for defining the actions of the future, and locally, with the impact on the local economy when bringing our congress to Seville.
We advise all participants to take direct flights, if possible, to decrease the impact. To reduce your environmental footprint, make sure you plan additional meetings during your stay in Seville to reduce decentralised travel during the year.
The congress venue is easily reachable by train, bus and bike. All major touristic areas are only a short train ride away.
Seville is one of the cities with the most kilometres of cycle lanes in Europe. The cycle lane is therefore one of the best and most sustainable options reach the FIBES Conference Centre. At the gates of the venue, there is a parking facility for SEVICI, the municipal bicycle rental service.
Train: Renfe / Cercanías (Commuter)
FIBES is very close to a Renfe local train station, which is a quick and convenient way to get to or from the city centre (Santa Justa -& San Bernardo station).
FIBES has implemented a Quality & Environmental policy. This policy is based on norms UNE 187004:2008, UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015, UNE-EN ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 20121:2012.
The development of the Quality and Environment policy aims to comply with the aforementioned applicable regulations and the commitment to continuous improvement of the activities carried out, in order to guarantee the use and enjoyment of all the facilities and services of the Congress & Exhibition Center -FIBES- in the best conditions, ensuring customer satisfaction.
FIBES has introduced a series of sustainability guidelines and criteria to reduce the negative impact of holding events on the environment and people, concentrating its actions on reducing:
These sustainability guidelines and criteria are translated into a series of good practice measures, in constant execution, which are a maxim in improvement processes. In this document, we collect the list of measures with a brief explanation thereof, which affect the following areas:
At the venue, SETAC uses as much digital signage as possible.
If you have any ideas on how we could improve our efforts in organising a more sustainable meeting in the future, please contact the SETAC office (email@example.com).