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Sustainable tournament

The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2020 will strengthen its position as tournament model in the ATP circuit from the point of view of sustainability and has decided to increase specific actions that highlight the message of the use of good environmental practices during the tournament. In 2018, the organization received the ISO 20121 certificate for the management of sustainable events and last year was recognized by Barcelona Biosphere with the distinction of the commitment to the city's tourism sustainability.

In 2020 the tournament will once again be declared a smoking-free event, which places the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell as the first clean-air ATP circuit that launches such an outstanding initiative. And it will also become an example to follow for the other tournaments for the decision to recycle all unused or in bad condition accreditations that have not been distributed. It is unknown that any other tennis tournament has taken such an action before.

2020 Sustainability Plan

  • Sustainable squad

    Sustainable squad

    Group of people at risk of social exclusion of l´Espai d´Inclusió de Les Corts responsible for raising awareness among fans. They carry out activities in the children's stand of the Fan Boulevard
  • Compostable cup

    Compostable cup

    For the third consecutive year this  cup made of corn will be deposited into the organic container, which means eliminating 50,000 plastic cups
  • First-time use of electric and hybrid Peugeot vehicles

    First-time use of electric and hybrid Peugeot vehicles

    For the transfer of players and to meet the needs of the organization
  • LED lighting on all courts

    LED lighting on all courts

    Halogen lights on all courts are replaced by LED lighting solutions
  • Waste management

    Waste management

    Creation of a waste logistics centre for daily control of the amount of waste generated, which is measured using scales distributed at different points of removal of the facility
  • Use of glass containers with self-dump

    Use of glass containers with self-dump

    That allow emptying a 120-liter container in seconds, facilitating the work of the cleaning staff, without the need to empty bottle by bottle
  • Daily control of water, electricity and natural gas consumption

    Daily control of water, electricity and natural gas consumption

  • Promotion of the use of public transport and green transport

    Promotion of the use of public transport and green transport

    Through the action “Come by bicycle or scooter”. Fans can use a guarded parking lot for free and get a bottle of water and a piece of fruit to enhance a healthy lifestyle
  • Promotion of a sustainable diet

    Promotion of a sustainable diet

    Recommending proximity products, seasonal, fair trade, organic farming and offering menus for celiacs and vegetarians
  • Promotion of the use of electronic ticket through mobile phones

    Promotion of the use of electronic ticket through mobile phones

    To reduce the generation of paper by the spectactor
  • Collection of solidarity caps

    Collection of solidarity caps

    For the Sant Aniol brand, water supplier in the tournament

The Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, which is attached to the Barcelona + Sostenible network and maintains a close relationship with the Barcelona City Council in this area, will also carry out an action for the third consecutive year with the Banc de Sang i Teixits so that fans who wish to can donate blood. It will take place on April 19, the Sunday of the qualifying draw.

Sustainability news

Peugeot
02/20/2020
For the first time in the history of the tournament, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell will have a fleet of electric and hybrid cars of the Peugeot...
Ballkids
02/10/2020
The training of the ball kids team that will collaborate with the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in this edition has already begun. The applicants have...
02/06/2020
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Entre tiburones
12/17/2019
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Premiados
12/16/2019
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Aces
04/27/2019
Banc Sabadell delivered today 25,000 euros to five social entities, 5,000 euros to each one, within the Aces solidaris initiative that, as every year...