FOR A BETTER WORLD

Rock in Rio wants to help transform the planet, not only through music and entertainment, but also through social, environmental and cultural causes. Learn more about the Project For a Better World.

Rock in Rio Commitment

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Rock in Rio wants to help transform the planet, not only through music and entertainment, but also through social, environmental and cultural causes. The festival is made by people and to people of all kinds and origins. Learn more about the Project For a Better World. 

Rock in Rio Commitment 

Rock in Rio is a communication channel of emotions and causes. Using music as a universal language, it uses its power to bring people together not only to thrill the audience, but also to impact the lives of those who need it. This feeling permeates the history of the festival, but took concrete form in 2001. 

It was from the third edition of Rio de Janeiro that Rock in Rio consolidated the project For a Better World, which was born to use the force of the festival to motivate people to seek improvements in life through daily changes. The start was an unprecedented move. Ninety-eight million people gathered around a simple gesture, but with a powerful meaning: for three minutes of silence, everyone gathered for a better world. Already in that edition, part of the income of the festival was used in social projects. Since then, over BRL 71 million has already been invested in actions that include the planting of 304 thousand trees, the construction of a school in Tanzania and a health center in Maranhão, the education of 3,200 young people in Elementary School in Rio, Installation of 760 solar panels in 38 schools in Portugal, installation of 14 sensory rooms in NGOs to improve the quality of life of hundreds of young people with special needs in Portugal, donation of more than 2,200 instruments to around 150 non-profit organizations, construction of ten music rooms in public schools and assistant luthier training to 40 young people from one of the first pacified communities in Rio de Janeiro. 

At the same time, the organization is modernizing to reduce the environmental impact of its actions, both by investing in an extensive plan to reduce CO2 emissions from the event at an international level and in the audited compensation of CO2 emissions from the festival until 2016, and in 2013 it obtained, for the first time, a Certification in ISO 20121 - Sustainable Events. 

Rock in Rio provides a sustainability plan to companies working on the event, so that sustainable practices are part of the routine of our suppliers and partners. It was the first 100R festival, a seal that guarantees the recovery and recycling of the garbage produced, both in Brazil and in Portugal, maintaining an average recycling of around 70%. 

Our commitments are to involve all interested parties, reduce CO2 emissions and waste generated, and improve each edition and maintain our certification in ISO 20121 - Sustainable Events. 

Music, awareness and action. This is Rock in Rio.

Sustainability management vision

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Our vision is to be more than the greatest music and entertainment event in the world, and to use the power of the Rock in Rio brand as a driving force to achieve our commitment to support building a better world. Following the release of the sustainability plan in 2010, as an evolution of the 2008 best practices manual, a commitment was made to fully understand the impact and identify ways to minimize the negative effects and maximize the positive environmental, social and economic of the event. 

Rock in Rio received in 2013 the first certification in America in the international standard ISO 20121 in the scope of sustainable management of the biggest event of music and entertainment in the world. This certification is the acknowledgment to the power of the brand that develops several actions within the framework of its commitment to building a better world, taking responsibility for its impacts, minimizing negative ones and enhancing the positive ones, also developing actions for the compensation of the Social, environmental and economic negative impacts that are unavoidable. 

In each edition of Rock in Rio, 15 issues identified as keys to guarantee the sustainability of Rock in Rio in its three pillars are evaluated: 

ACCESSIBILITY AND VISUALIZATION: Accessibility issues associated with the context of the premises, facilities, adjustments, services provided, including marketing and communication, etc. 

BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION: Anti-corruption, gifts and gratuities policies. 

COMMUNICATION: Activities related to the involvement of the interested parties and the circulation of information in a clear and transparent manner. 

LOCAL COMMUNITY: Direct and indirect impacts on the activities of the event in the community, entry, operation and exit issues (noise, traffic, lighting, etc.). 

CONSUMER PRACTICES: Activities at risk of not meeting public / consumer needs regarding safety, freedom of choice, information, consumer rights and education on the impacts of consumers` choice. 

DISCRIMINATION AND VULNERABLE GROUPS: Activities at significant risk of discrimination, or violation of the rights of vulnerable groups and indigenous people. 

ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE: Direct and indirect economic impacts on the community. 

ACQUISITIONS AND CHOICE OF MATERIALS AND SERVICES: Sustainability criteria regarding consumables, considering the efficient use of all materials in the complete life cycle. 

RESOURCE USE: Activities at risk of irresponsible and inefficient use of resources, including energy, water and materials. Non-renewable resources should be combined or replaced with renewable and sustainable resources, for example, using innovative technologies. Also considering the conservation of resources. 

FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Food and beverage services are accessible, offer choice and balance, and are safe and hygienic. 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING: Labor force by type of employment, contract and region, and programs for skill management and continuous support of the employability of the workforce and chain of value. 

BIODIVERSITY AND PRESERVATION: To value and protect the diversity of life in all its forms, protecting and restoring ecosystem services and the use of land and natural resources in a sustainable way, in connection with the place of the event, food and beverage supply, (for example: species threatened of extinction) and use of materials etc. 

SECURITY AND WELFARE: Security policies and procedures (emergency and evacuation systems) and human rights. 

WASTE: Prevention, reduction, disposal and management of waste. 

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS: Impacts of transportation of people (access to transport for people with disabilities) and goods. 

With its expansion, Rock in Rio is now an international event and, as such, undertakes to implement the standard in any country that it occurs, with the premise of continuous improvement from edition to edition, adopting the most demanding practices. 

If you are our partner (sponsor, support or supplier) and want to know what your role in this commitment is, or if you just want to know more about Rock in Rio's sustainability policy or the implementation of ISO 20121 - sustainable events, contact us: sustentabilidade@rockinrio.com 

See here the Principles, Purposes, Values and Policy and the Sustainability Plan of Rock in Rio.

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Amazonia Live is one of Rock in Rio social projects. Through it, we will plant more than three million trees in the largest rainforest in the world. Let's join thousands of people who believe we can make a better world on a collaborative and rock 'n' roll platform!

Rock in Rio Attitude

ISO 20121

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In 2013, Rock in Rio received the first certification in Latin America in the international standard ISO 20121 - SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, within the scope of sustainable management of the largest music and entertainment event in the world. This certification is the acknowledgment to the power of the brand that develops several actions within the framework of its commitment to building a better world, taking responsibility for its impacts, minimizing negative ones and enhancing the positive ones, also developing actions for the compensation of the social, environmental and economic negative impacts that are unavoidable. 

With its expansion, Rock in Rio is now an international event and, as such, undertakes to implement the standard in any country that it occurs, with the premise of continuous improvement from edition to edition, adopting the most demanding practices. 

If you are our partner (sponsor, support or supplier) and want to know what your role in this commitment is, or if you just want to know more about Rock in Rio's sustainability policy or the implementation of ISO 20121 - sustainable events, contact us: sustentabilidade@rockinrio.com.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

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First introduced at Rock in Rio Lisboa-2008, the seal 100R marked the beginning of the project, forever uniting the history of the event to that of the seal, an initiative of Sociedade Ponto Verde, a Portuguese packaging waste management entity, which was released in Brazil, in Rock in Rio-2011. 

The waste management plan is based on the three pillars of sustainability: Economic, with reuse of materials; Environmental, with reduction of the amount of waste sent to landfills, prevention of waste generation and production of organic compost for use in reforestation projects; and Social, with the donation of materials and surplus food at the end of the event in Portugal and USA. In order to achieving the goal of valorizing and recycling its waste, Rock in Rio will implement, together with its partners, a series of measures ranging from the training of all those involved in the production and separation of waste from the event to public awareness, key to the success of this great operation. To achieve the goal of increasing the rate of reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling in all editions, the following measures are taken: 

- Rigid waste management plan for all partners and organization; 

- Partnerships with public and private waste collection and treatment entities; 

- Follow-up of assembly and disassembly work; 

- Training and information to the operators of shops, stands and suppliers; 

- Donation of materials at the end of the event; 

- Donation of surplus food to social solidarity institutions in Portugal and United States; 

- Special actions for the public of Rock in Rio. With these actions, we have already sent 1,523 tons of waste for recycling or recovery, which corresponds to about 70% of the waste produced.

CARBON FOOTPRINT

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Since 2006, Rock in Rio has calculated the carbon footprint associated with the festival, in Rock in Rio account, audited by an independent consultant. They come from emissions generated by the movement of bands, audience and merchandise and the energy spent in the production of the event until the consumption of energy spent in the treatment of waste generated during the festival, including assembly and disassembly. 

By 2016, 118,000 trees were planted to offset the emissions generated by Rock in Rio. Up to now, 43 hectares of burning forest have been recovered. In addition, Rock in Rio in Rio has already financed projects to improve the environmental conditions of industries in Brazil.

DONATION OF MATERIALS

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Assuming the final commitment to reduce the carbon footprint, Rock in Rio created a database with all the materials with greater representation within the City of Rock, and made it available to any entity that wishes to collect them at the end of the event. 

If you want to apply for a free collection of surpluses, you must register, indicate the materials you want, and in May, you will be contacted by our organization to make the collection. 

Attention: the final state of the materials will always depend on the use that they undergo during the event. 

List of available materials: 

- Carpeting 

- Linoleum 

- Synthetic grass 

- Miscellaneous fabrics 

- Mixed wood painted or unpainted 

- White lycra 

- Folding top fabric 

To request, send an email to sustentabilidade@rockinrio.com with the following data: 

- Institution Name: 

- Contact person: 

- Cell phone: 

- Email: 

- Material and quantity required: 

- Purpose: 

You will receive a confirmation e-mail and, if possible, the schedule to collect it.

MOBILITY AND ACCESSABILITY

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MOBILITY

More than half of the carbon footprint of Rock in Rio Lisboa is associated with the displacement of the audience to the City of Rock. Since 2008, Rock in Rio has developed awareness campaigns dedicated to the mobility of the audience, and established partnerships with public transport companies to extend special schedules and services so that the audience has more sustainable and safer travel options. In 2012, it was the first event in Portugal with a bike rack, to store your bikes and make some necessary repairs. More useful information will be available shortly.

ACCESSIBILITY 

Rock in Rio is an inclusive and accessible event. It has established partnerships with entities that develop projects and have technical knowledge in this area, always testing the infrastructures for a better service for everybody. More useful information will be available shortly.

ROCK IN RIO SUSTAINABLE ATTITUDE

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Since 2008, the organization has awarded the partners (store, stand and supplier) who stand out in their sustainable performance within Rock in Rio. The 2016 edition in Lisbon was no exception: the partners that best incorporated the principles of our Sustainability Plan and contributed to the sustainability of the event were selected, a project audited by PriceWaterCoopers. 

For more information, please contact us at support@rockinrio.com.