Other actions

IBEC’s Core Facilities and nine of its research groups have undergone the My Green Lab Certification certification process granted by the My Green Lab organization, all awarded with the highest levels of certification.

On the framework of the World Enviornment Day 85 plants of 10 different species were planted at the Helix Garden.

In events organized by IBEC, we aim to share our experience in sustainability with the attendees, so they learn from our experience and can make their laboratories more sustainable.

At the same time, we also take great care to ensure that our events are conducted in a manner that minimizes environmental impact. We strive to incorporate the best sustainable practices into our event planning, such as using reusable or biodegradable materials, reducing waste through digital invitations and recycling, and encouraging attendees to use public transportation.

IBEC Water Bottles are given to all the employees in order to promote the use of water fountains and reduce the consumption of plastic.

In the framework of the Climate Strike celebrated on 27th September 2019, a gathering to collect ideas for sustainable actions was organized. All attendees received an Olive tree. Climate matters! IBEC community moves against climate change

IBEC’s Sustainability Committee calculated the Carbon Footprint of the transport used for commuting on the day Christmas celebration using the kit “How did you come from Barcelona+Sostenible”

IBEC has recently joined two new Sustainability networks that promote Sustainability in our ecosystem.

Barcelona+Sostenible is a network of more than 1,900 organizations in Barcelona committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Fundaciones por el clima seeks to promote the action and commitment of the foundation sector in the active fight against climate change and the inequalities it generates, through the Pact for the climate emergency and social justice.

Publication of the BIST Sustainability Handbook, written by the BIST Sustainability Working Group and illustrated by Marina Juane. This handbook is designed to serve as a practical resource for all members of the BIST Community striving to adopt more sustainable practices.
Within its pages, you’ll discover tips for saving energy in the labs and offices, reducing waste, and embracing sustainable commuting options to get to your research centre. But that’s not all! The handbook also provides valuable insights, data, and links to deepen your understanding of the impact of your daily activities, both at work and at home.