Murcia-San Javier airport, aware that its activities and processes can have a harmful impact on the environment and concerned about the protection of wildlife, has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS). This regulatory mechanism establishes operational control procedures for the day-to-day running of the airport, improving activities which might have a negative impact on the environment by performing them under conditions that eliminate or minimise such impacts. This system contributes to generating added value, since it allows us to work towards environmental protection.

The need to progress towards a sustainable development model is a significant challenge for the airport. As such, the environmental variable has been factored into airport management, modifying the habitual consumption of natural resources in a more rational way which demands less of the environment, trying to reduce the production of hazardous and urban waste, and managing waste more efficiently, reducing gas emissions and rigorously monitoring the parameters for the dumping of waste water and runoff.

The airport's EMS was certified by the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR) in 2002, in accordance with the standard UNE-EN ISO 14001.

The EMS brings together and controls all activities which can have a direct or indirect effect on the environment, and promotes a set of goals for ongoing environmental improvement. Since the beginning of work to implement the EMS, the airport has carried out a series of actions to adapt its facilities to the legal requirements and applicable regulations regarding the environment.