Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya one museum, 1000 years of art

The duty to preserve and disseminate the cultural and artistic heritage spawns the commitment to work day by day for a better society by means of an Environmental Policy.

Based on this premise, the MNAC has introduced an Environmental Management System with the object of carrying out its activities with the greatest possible respect for the environment and minimising the impact of the Museum's activity on the environment.

In keeping with ISO 14001 and the EMAS European Regulation, two certifications the Museum has obtained, this system of environmental management is based on three key principles: environmental legislation, prevention of pollution and continuous improvement.

The Environmental Declaration is the public document containing the Museum's diagnosis and annual plan of action.

In addition, the MNAC is the first cultural body to have put into practice a greening scheme in matters of waste production on its premises, the Manual of Good Environmental Practices, whose priority is the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste generated in its premises at every level.

Principles behind the Environmental Management Policy:

  • To establish a process of continuous improvement in environmental management, providing the necessary resources for achieving our goals.
  • To keep abreast of and comply with present and future regulations and legal and other requirements the organisation subscribes to.
  • To inform and train its staff and rouse their awareness with a view to incorporating criteria of sustainability in all their activities.
  • To disseminate and foster environmental policies among suppliers, partners and the public.
  • To make efficient use of natural resources, raw materials and energy, fomenting the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste, as a way of preventing pollution.
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