The Alicante-Elche AIrport has implemented an Environmental Management System that identifies all aspects that have a significant impact on the environment.
To offer quality services, the airport's infrastructure must grow according to sustainability criteria and considering environmental as well as social and economic factors.
The work to extend the airport included an Environmental Impact Statement to ensure its sustainability. This established preventative, corrective and compensatory measures to protect the soil, water systems and quality, flora and fauna; prevent atmospheric and noise pollution, and safeguard cultural heritage.
In the operational phase, Alicante-Elche Airport maintains an environmental management system (EMS) based on the ISO 14001 standard and certified by AENOR since September 2004. This permits the systematic, rigorous and documented monitoring of the environmental aspects of airport activity in order to prevent, or at least minimise, the associated environmental impact.
In line with the commitment to prevent pollution and to continuous improvement established in Aena's Environmental Policy, the EMS establishes environmental protection measures which go beyond the requirements of the relevant legislation regarding waste management, the storage of hazardous materials, the consumption of natural resources, and monitoring emissions and spills. It also includes actions to protect the flora and fauna present at the airport, and carries out environmental monitoring on all the companies working on the airport grounds.
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