Sus­tain­abil­i­ty

Here is a list of measures already put in place by Cartoon during Cartoon Springboard.

VENUES, SERVICES & PROVIDERS

AUDIO­VI­SU­AL & SET-UP EQUIPMENT

Our audiovisual settings, as well as venue set-up equipment are the result of a long-term partnership with Neumann & Müller. The company has made a clear commitment towards sustainability, and renews their Ecovadis certification with success every year.

Cater­er

Caterer from Ateneo de Madrid

Fur­ni­ture

We rely on local furniture suppliers for our social events. We also sometimes use furniture provided by the venues our events take place in.

Hotels

We prioritize hotels close to the venue to encourage participants to walk (usually 10 to 15 min walking distance). When not possible, we make sure hotels are near a public transport line, so that participants can use easily use them to attend the event.

Trans­ports
  • Most places for our social events are accessible by foot from the Conference Venue.
  • Whenever possible, we give priority to train travel instead of plane. For part of those travelling by plane, Cartoon contributes to projects of climate protection that compensate the CO2 emissions.
  • For the airport to the city center, we use multi passengers VTC transport. We work with AURO: their vehicles are ECO certified, and they have a plan for 2026 ro reach 100% of electric for their fleet.
Venue

Ateneo de Madrid

Din­ner out­side the venue

The Welcome Dinner is taking place in the Food Hall of Galeria Canalejas. The building of the gallery is part of the Centro Canalejas Madrid project developed by Ohla Group, which are committed to efficient energy management and CO2 emission reductions.

CONTENT

Mobile App

Cartoon's mobile app provides all the important information about our events. Travel vouchers and feedback forms can only be found in the app, which considerably reduces the amount of paper printed.

Projects

The Selection Committee for Cartoon Springboard always pays particular attention to projects promoting sustainability, inclusion, and diversity.

DOCUMENTATION

Paper

We only print the agenda, and only one is given per participants. It only has a few pages and is made using recycled paper. We try to fit as much information as possible on our mobile app instead of on the agenda in order to avoid paper waste.

Sig­nage
  • Classic signage: For our Cartoon Masters, classic signage such as directions, or signs are reused every year to avoid printing waste.
  • Reuse of roll-ups and banners: Cartoon pays special attention to design roll-ups that can be used for several events in a row. They are stored and re-used as long as possible.

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Com­put­ers

Cartoon uses its own laptops both at the office and on events, to ensure computers are no longer rented to reduce CO2 emissions from road traffic.

ONLINE SER­VICES
  • For the emails
    Infomaniak is a Swiss email provider with a strong proactive approach to sustainability. They measure and improve since 2007.
  • For the files
    We use Dropbox to store and share our documents related to Cartoon Forum, and avoid printing them. Dropbox has released in 2021 an ESG report stating their approach to sustainability, and committing to achieve carbon neutrality and the use of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Con­tracts

All contracts that we send to our partners (and vice versa) are signed digitally.

Video con­fer­ences

Most of our meetings with our partners are held by video conference, as well as the Selection Committee for Cartoon Springboard. This system allows us to reduce CO2 emissions by travelling less, and at the same time we have more intensive and regular exchanges with our partners - thus strengthening communication.