Pamplona airport, aware of the importance of guaranteeing sustainable development in air transport, has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) that makes it possible to identify those aspects that have had or may have a significant impact on the environment and which need to be dealt with appropriately.
On 23 December 2004, Pamplona Airport was awarded the ISO 14001 environmental management certificate by AENOR (Spanish Association of Regulation and Certification).
Although the scope of the Environmental Management System is limited to airport activities, collaboration from the other companies that use the airport grounds is vital to ensuring that their activities also respect the environment. As such, a series of environmental clauses are now attached to all contracts and environmental monitoring of their facilities is conducted to ensure common goals for all concerned.
In 2004, the airport introduced the use of a clean point for the appropriate storage of dangerous waste generated by Aena and for the selective collection of urban waste generated by all airport activities.
Certain airport activities produce waste that is officially classified as dangerous. Most of this is made up of used mineral oils, batteries, fluorescent tubes, absorbing agents contaminated by the collection of hydrocarbons, empty contaminated containers, etc.
The company Servicios Ecológicos de Navarra (Navarre Ecological Services), (NA / G-2 /98), which has been officially authorised as a waste treatment manager by the Navarre Environment, Land Management and Housing Department, is responsible for the correct management of this waste and for guaranteeing the protection of the environment, natural resources and public health.
Servicios de la Comarca de Pamplona S.A. (Pamplona District Services Ltd) is the company of the Association of Municipalities of the Pamplona District responsible for urban waste collection and treatment. The airport has installed two green containers (organic and other non-dangerous waste), two blue containers (plastic containers, cans and cartons), a container for paper and cardboard, and an igloo container for glass.
Aware of the importance of the correct management of water use, Pamplona Airport has introduced several improvements to optimise the fire protection system, in line with the requirements of the Self-protection Manual, and to separate water for human consumption from water for fire protection and irrigation. These installations are subject to regular quality controls.
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