Sustainability

Aena commitment

Agreements and sponsorships 

Aena has collaboration agreements for its integration in the social, environmental and institutional fabric.


Collaboration agreements with other institutions

To enhance its integration in the social, environmental and institutional fabric of the areas where it has facilities, Aena has collaboration agreements with other institutions in order to carry out various actions and projects to improve infrastructure and public services in the communities where its airports and control centres are located.

Throughout its existence, Aena has had different agreements and contracts regarding social integration and disability of any kind, solidarity, sustainable development, rehabilitation of people with addictive behaviour, etc. with such prestigious bodies as the Comité Español de Representantes de Personas con Discapacidad (Spanish Committee of Representatives of Disabled People (CERMI), ONCE/ ONCE Foundation, Instituto de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (Institute of Cooperation for Sustainable Development) (ICODES), Asociación Danza Down, AFANÍAS and Proyecto Hombre.

It also collaborates with foundations of various types such as the Fundación para la Tartamudez, Fundación Lealtad, Colegio de Huérfanos de Hacienda, Fundación Deporte Joven, etc.

Agreements in compliance with the alternative measures of the Disabled Person Integration Act (LISMI)

During 2012, agreements were maintained with bodies which work to introduce people with disabilities into the workforce. Aena's total donations to these bodies was €138,000 this year. (Source: Aena Annual Report).

Aena employees and their families also benefit from these agreements, which give them access to various resources for help with disabilities, occupational centres, special employment centres, etc.

Aena employees can find this information on the Human Resources Intranet. The bodies with which Aena has collaboration agreements in this sector are: APMIB, APSURIA, Fundación Española Tartamudez, Fundación Dales la Palabra, Asociación Danza Down, AFANIAS, A Toda Vela, FUDACE, ONCE y CERMI.

Environmental sustainability

Aena collaborates with different international institutions to improve the environmental sustainability of the organisation:

  • Ministry of Public Works workgroup on Climate Change and Transport.
  • Technical workgroup on noise with local councils, Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs
  • National Environment Conference (CONAMA).
  • Foundation for Research on Law and Companies (FIDE).
  • Sustainability Excellence Club (Environment Group).
  • ACI Europe Environmental Estrategy Committee.
  • ACI Europe Climate Change Task Force.
  • ACI Europe Airport Carbon Accreditation Task Force.
  • GRI Airports practitioners’ network.

Joint projects with Universities: Reference Centre for ATM Research, Development and Innovation (CRIDA)

Among many other projects developed between Aena and universities, Aena led the creation of the Centro de Referencia de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación ATM (Reference Centre for ATM Research, Development and Innovation, CRIDA) for air traffic control, in February 2008, under the legal format of an Economic Interest Group, constituted by Aena (66%), Ineco (17%) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (17%).

CRIDA exists in order to analyse and evaluate concepts, procedures and systems for air traffic control-ATM so that they may be introduced in the future as instruments and support mechanisms for the provision of Air Traffic Services.