The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the first museum in Spain to become an Active Member of this international community of art organizations that work to minimize the environmental impact in the museum sector
Starting today, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is an “Active Member” of the GCC, an international community of arts organizations working to reduce the environmental impacts of the museum sector. The GCC’s main goals are to facilitate a 50% reduction of C02 emissions by 2030 and to promote zero waste. With this membership, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has become the first museum in Spain to be part of this coalition, which includes museums on the cutting edge of environmental matters, like MoMA or Tate.
The GCC distinguishes institutions that meet a series of requirements related to environmental sustainability as its “Active Members,” and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao meets all three conditions: it measured its carbon footprint in 2021 and 2022; it created the Gu-Zero working group in 2021 made up of staff members from different areas to inform the Museum personnel, suppliers, and society, raise their awareness, and get them involved; and in 2021 it published its Environmental Sustainability Strategic Framework allied with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is thus advancing with its continuous commitment to environmental sustainability. In 2023, sustainability is a transversal theme in its operations with the ultimate goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2030.