Puerto Arte pursues important ESG criteria and sustainability goals. 

Due to the complexity of the project, its location and responsibility, Puerto Arte started early in the first idea phase to deal with the sustainability goals of the UN 2030 and ESG criteria and to consider them in the concept design. The project will be able to engage in almost all 17 thematic areas with its specific measures.

PUERTO ARTE has the idea to be as green as possible and as many as possible should participate.

The project aims to implement all activities and areas in a sustainable and CO2-neutral manner, from development to construction to operation. A wide range of institutions (universities, project offices, etc.) and companies (e.g. recycling, agriculture, transport, energy, etc.) in Cuba will be involved at an early stage. The aim is to use existing know-how and to develop it further through partners from Canada and Europe. 

The focus in the first phase is on water supply, wastewater treatment and use in a second cycle, electricity generation, regional and ecological food supply, development of a deposit and returnable system for typical packaging (e.g. alternatives to beverage cans and disposable plastic bottles) or depositable tableware, e.g. takeaways and events. Electro-mobility with sustainable power generation, reforestation, refrigeration and more.

PUERTO ARTE serves as an example.

The project has exemplary significance as an anchor project in the redevelopment of Havana Bay and can also represent sustainable and ecological standards for the other projects in the bay. Attention is paid to the fact that all measures can also stand on their own and can be adapted for projects in tourism and commerce/industry. The project is intended as a practical example to show that successful projects can also be operated with sustainable management.

Use resources where they are available.

In order to make optimum use of resources, all superstructures are manufactured in modules abroad where technical facilities are already available. Care is taken to minimize transport and logistics costs. Most of the superstructures consist of 40-foot containers that are assembled in Canada or Europe. Together with all the components for electricity and water, event/stage technology, supporting structures, etc., all the elements are transported by ship directly to the port area in Havana and erected there.

The renovation or preparation of the former quay, access roads, basic equipment for the shuttle ferries, preparation of the site for logistics and Creative Village will of course be carried out in Cuba. Here, attention is paid to the cooperation with local companies, which are provided with know-how, technology and materials by our partners in Canada and Europe.