From SOM FESTIVAL we declare ourselves in action against climate change and social injustice. Our NET-ZERO Emissions Project sustainability plan is aligned with the SDGs (quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, responsible production and consumption, climate action, life below water, life on land, and partnerships for the goals) and ASG factors and has:

3 pillars

  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Economic-Governance

4 commitments

  • Social awareness.
  • Reducing environmental impact.
  • Economic growth.
  • Transparency and collaboration.

6 priorities

  • Promote an independent movement of the music festival sector in terms of sustainability.
  • Foster alliances to carry out best practices and exchange knowledge with organizations pursuing a responsible world economically, socially, and environmentally.
  • Encourage innovation in music festival practices by constantly seeking the use of new, more sustainable materials and processes.
  • Invest resources in creating a clean and responsible planet culture. 
  • Commit to social, economic, and environmental goals to become a new vision for music events.
  • Seek to make our goal of having a clean planet for future generations a reality.

7 sustainable processes

  • Avoid
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Recover
  • Process
  • Dispose

15 strategic lines

  • Position sustainability as a priority in decision-making.
  • Measure the environmental impacts of SOM Festival Castelló.
  • Maintain a dialogue with our main stakeholders to communicate our social and environmental objectives.
  • Launch the Green Sheet, a document specifying technical requirements for artists to be aligned with the SOM Festival Castelló sustainability policy.
  • Use sustainable materials in the production and development of the festival.
  • Reduce waste and eliminate single-use plastic.
  • Hire clean energy.
  • Implement energy efficiency strategies to reduce water and electricity consumption.
  • Introduce sustainable menus with local products in the festival’s catering services.
  • Awareness our audience about the fight against climate change.
  • Encourage musical groups that play environmental themes.
  • Encourage sustainable mobility.
  • Protect the natural environment and biodiversity.
  • Compensate for carbon emissions to be climatically neutral.
  • Report positive and negative impacts through a sustainability report.

19 Material Issues


  • Sustainability of the Castellón Sea.
  • Reduction, reuse and recycling of materials.
  • Carbon footprint compensation.
  • Generation of renewable energy.
  • Regeneration of green spaces.
  • Elimination of plastics.
  • Responsible water management.
  • Use of electric vehicles.
  • Charging points for bicycles and scooters.
  • Noise measurement.



  • Enhancing local cuisine.
  • Messages of gender equality and respect.
  • SOM Talent.



  • Suppliers with an environmental perspective.
  • Alignment with the SDGs.
  • Improvement of access to functional diversity.
  • Promotion of fair and sustainable trade.
  • Ecoguards.
  • Recycled uniforms for all staff.