Sustainability and environment

At the Pere Tarrés Foundation, we have been working for a more sustainable planet and leisure that respects the natural environment for more than 60 years.

Awareness for the environment inspires the principles on which our strategy and management are based. For this reason, we not only develop our activity while maintaining coherence in the use of resources and environmental sustainability, but we also actively work to raise environmental awareness among children, adolescents and young people through educational and training activities and informative materials.

Sustainability and environment

Outstanding lines of action in the environment and sustainability:

Citizen commitment to sustainability

Citizen commitment to sustainability

The Pere Tarrés Foundation is a member of the Barcelona Citizen commitment to sustainability . This membership implies integration into Barcelona+Sustainable, a network of organizations committed to environmental, social and economic sustainability that collectively build a responsible city with people and the environment. This adherence is reflected in the development of an action plan which includes the commitments made to the local administration in this area.

Consult the Plan of actions and commitments of the Pere Tarrés Foundation

Implementation of good environmental practices

We are progressing toward the proper separation of wastes, especially more hazardous items like electric and electronic waste, oils used in kitchens, light bulbs and special packages. Special attention is also being paid to the use of recycled paper, reducing plastic bottles through the installation of fountains...

Implementation of good environmental practices
Contribution to the SDGs

Contribution to the SDGs

With the desire to improve our world, the Pere Tarrés Foundation feels challenged to commit to the 17 sustainable development goals, approved by he United Nations General Assembly, to improve our world before the year 2030. Specifically, 818 educational and social activities of our entity affect these objectives.

See how we contribute to the SDGs

Improvements in the efficiency of our facilities

In more than 90% of the facilities, the Pere Tarrés Foundation has contracted electrical energy of 100% renewable origin. We continue to promote digital control tools for energy consumption to apply action programs for its reduction. During 2019, different actions were carried out, highlighting some construction improvements in some of the Foundation's buildings (insulation, enclosures, LED lighting, etc.), to improve their energy efficiency.

Improvements in the efficiency of our facilities
Work continues on the implementation of an environmental management system

Work continues on the implementation of an environmental management system

In order to prevent pollution, reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability. In 2019, the initial certification of the environmental management system implemented at the headquarters on Calle Numancia and at the training and consulting center on Calle Carolines was carried out, in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard, and it will gradually expanding certification. The certifying company has been TÜV Rheinland Ibérica.

Environmental education

The Pere Tarrés Foundation was a pioneer more than 30 years ago with the creation of its nature houses and its environmental education program, to raise awareness of the importance and need to know, respect and conserve the environment in which we live. Each year, some 18,000 children, adolescents and young people from many schools participate in its environmental education programs.

Environmental education
Informative materials

Informative materials

With the aim of raising awareness and deepening ecological awareness in society, the Foundation produces articles, video capsules, publications and other materials such as educational sheets that propose activities linked to the various sustainable development goals. The materials are designed to be useful for carrying out, developing and managing the educational activity of families, school teaching teams and educators, leisure center counsellors and socio-educational centers.

The commitment of school and summer camps for a more sustainable planet

  1. Energy efficiency commitment: Reduce energy consumption by optimizing production processes.
  2. Awareness commitment on water consumption: Reduce water consumption and waste.
  3. Waste management commitment: Promote proper waste management and educate users about our ecological footprint.
  4. Commitment to the natural environment: Promote educational activities of knowledge and respect for the natural environment.
  5. Commitment to consumption habits
  6. Incorporate a more sustainable cuisine and proximity and raise awareness of the need to incorporate a change in consumption habits that reverses the consequences of climate change.