SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The SDGs are a set of 17 global goals that the United Nations devised in 2015 to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by the year 2030. Ending hunger, fighting gender inequality, ensuring safe drinking water, and solving the problem of climate change are some of the goals set out in this ambitious 2030 Agenda. To change the world, the SDGs require everyone – governments, the private sector, civil society, and individuals – to do their part. These goals are the tools we use when organising the festival to help build, together, a better world in which no one is left behind.
Our commitment to innovation and development in the cultural sector is embodied in a sustainable development plan. In this plan, we involve all parties participating in every step of the event. Despite the most recent editions’ positive results, we are aware of the many unfulfilled goals, and we believe that sustainable innovation is the way forward.
- Promoting the use of local products through agreements with local suppliers
- Free Yoga classes at the camping grounds
- Ample and thoughtful gastronomic offers to suit all dietary restrictions
- Encouraging the Mediterranean diet
- Direct training for auxiliary positions
- Encouraging recruitment of first-time job holders, with corresponding training.
- 66% men | 28% women | 6% mixed groups
Staff (office + festival workers)
- 55% women | 45% men
- Safe space (punto morado) located throughout the festival
- Protocol against sexual assault in recreational party venues (Protocol revised in 2019).
- Free potable water fountains on site.
Energy efficient measures – electricity distribution optimised to the current demand at any given time.
- Reusing materials
- Activities with the group, ERRONKA GARBIA
- Festival Staff Training
- Raising awareness through the green team
- Reusable and returnable cups
- Waste separation in all areas of the festival and throughout the entire festival (set-up, event holding, and take-down)
- External audit of waste management
- Electricity distribution network optimisation to reduce CO2 emissions
- Monitoring CO2 emissions to reduce them on an annual basis.
- Promoting sustainable commuting by the public thanks to the organisation’s bus system.
- Encouraging the use of energy efficient vehicles by the organisation.
- Training for people in marginalised groups with the Paideia Foundation
- Tent donation through Zierbena Sarea
- Donating the returnable cup fee and the surcharge for each festival ticket to the Bizkaia Food Bank
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AT LAST TOUR EVENTS
ERRONKA GARBIA SUSTAINABLE EVENT (IHOBE CERTIFIED)
Erronka Garbia is a certificate approved by the Basque Government that recognises those events that integrate environmental measures within their design and organisation to minimise the potential negative environmental impacts associated with the celebration of the event. To achieve adequate sustainability in an event, it is necessary to implement a series of measures to improve those aspects which are most likely to have negative effects on the environment. For this reason, six core action ideas have been established to minimise the environmental impacts that occur in each step of the event (set-up, event celebration, take-down).
Last Tour festivals have public transportation programs designed to encourage the use of public transportation:
- Ease of purchase for travel + entry packs
- Promoting the use of public transportation
- Increased frequencies and capacities of existing services on event days
Both the festival and the organisation have implemented a green purchasing and sourcing policy to reduce the environmental impact of its activity. KM 0 SOURCING POLICY
Sanitary and hygienic installations with the following certificates:
- Certificate in quality management systems (ISO 9001:2015)
- Certificate in waste management systems without sewage connection (UNE-EN-16194:2012)
- Certificate in environmental management systems (UNE-EN-ISO 1401:2015)
Free public access (free water points in the festival)
- Compliance with ISO 9001:2015 quality standard in large scale facilities.
- Reuse of decorative materials and stage designs
- CE-certified state-of-the-art generators
- Efficient electrical power distribution in accordance with the needs of the event.
- Power down plan to reduce consumption
- Sourcing efficient machinery with CE certificates.
All Last Tour events have their own waste plan, in collaboration with the city council and the main waste management bodies. The plan is developed with the objective of minimising the environmental impact through the two following actions:
- Sorting waste separately
- Measuring the yearly impact
Concrete plans for waste minimisation are currently being worked on:
- Plan to eliminate the use of plastic bottles
- Reusable signage
- Reusing decorative elements in different editions of the event