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Harpa takes green steps

Harpa sets targets in climate matters

In November 2015 Halldór Gudmundsson the Director of Harpa signed the Climate Declaration on behalf of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. CEO‘s of 103 Icelandic companies and institutions signed the declaration and the participation rate provoked great international attention. The statement is made in conjunction with Festa, the Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and was presented at the UN Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015. It implies reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing waste. The first step of the project is that the companies set out their objectives in climate issues by 30 June 2016. Harpa‘s long and short term objectives are as follows.

Targets for the year 2030

The proportion of recyclable waste will be 75%.
The proportion of sustainable transportation to and from work will be 30%.
Offsetting of all greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be prevented.

Targets for the year 2016 – 2017

The proportion of recyclable waste will be 30%.
The proportion of sustainable transportation to and from work will be 20%.
Offsetting of all greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be prevented.