Since it’s a sponsor of the festival, EDP has contributed to edpcooljazz environmentally sustainable, offsetting all the carbon footprint of the event, including travel of all the artists that participates in the festival.
Ensuring environmental sustainability is one of edpcooljazz commitments by EDP when it became naming sponsor of this distinctive musical event, held in Oeiras throughout the month of July.
EDP aims to account and neutralize the carbon impact by compensating the full footprint of the event which this year celebrates its 12th edition.
To support this decision-making emissions from the festival are inventoried. To develop this initiative, EDP Group has the professionalism of the e)mission, an international brand carbon management company that helps organizations and businesses to reduce their impact on climate.
E)mission identifies the data needed for this calculation, following the methodologies of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. A reasonable operational boundary for this study must include all major sources of emissions that should be taken into account to compensate and affirm the initiative of EDP as being carbon neutral.
Operating as border are considered, whenever possible, the same assumptions of the previous years in order to be able to make benchmarking year after year. Among the main sources of emissions of greenhouse gases from the event are the consumption of diesel generators, production of gifts, impacts of management / coordination, flights, accommodation and mobility of the guest bands as well as service vehicles, waste produced and mobility of spectators.
In our 2016 edition we were able to collect 65kg of non consumed food products, which made a total of 172 meals delivered to 27 families.
The Zero Waste Movement promotes the recovery of cooked but unserved food found in many establishments, that is later distributed to families in need.
This project has lasted for a little longer than 5 years and has already collected more than 3 million meals, benefiting around 8000 people monthly.