The Seville Airport has committed with the public to ensure that airport activity and development is compatible with and respects its surroundings and the environment. To obtain real benefits –for the environment, the public and the airport– the Seville Airport has driven the implementation of an environmental management system based on the international ISO 14001 standards, which has been reviewed and certified by AENOR, granting it the right to use the AENOR environmental management logo.
The Seville airport has undertaken different actions in the area of waste, spill and natural resource consumption management, as well as raising awareness and training all Aena personnel at the airport in the area of the environment.
In waste management, selective paper and cardboard collection is promoted at the Aena offices and in the part of the airport facilities run by other companies. The management of hazardous waste generated as a result of Aena's activities has been centralised to maintain better control of it. To facilitate this management and offer better service to the customers, the creation of a waste collection point has been established to ensure that waste is stored with guaranteed safety and environmental protection.
In the area of spills, Aena has made a large investment that has led to the expansion of the airport sanitation network. All facilities that do not already have this service, due to age or distance, will become fully-equipped with this service. All new connections are being made with devices that separate oils and greases, which will improve the quality of the final dumping into the municipal sanitation network. Periodic analytical controls have been established to ensure the quality of the water that is dumped.
The airport has an apron available to the fire fighting service to conduct live fire drills. It has been designed to avoid any risk of contamination to the soil and the water derived from the use of fuels that this practice requires.
There are also procedures in place to collect fuel spills on the apron to keep the contaminating spills that occur accidentally from reaching the airport draining network.
To reduce the amount of water used to water the green areas, an investment has been made to improve the channelling infrastructure and consumption controls have been increased.
Finally, it is important to note the monitoring and control process followed by the companies that carry out their activities on the airport grounds, which, voluntarily, have assumed the environmental protection commitment established by the Seville Airport.
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