Water is the main natural resource consumed in Aena's facilities, mainly linked to the optimization of human consumption, irrigation of green areas, cleaning, firefighting services and execution of works. For this reason, the company carries out a rigorous control of its use to ensure the efficient supply of water both to employees and passengers as well as to the rest of the users who pass through the facilities on a daily basis.
In this regard, Aena includes in its 2021-2030 Sustainability Strategy, a Strategic Program dedicated to the Efficient Water Footprint with the aim of establishing a specific action framework linked to initiatives such as:
Detection and elimination of leaks in pipes and installations.
Responsible use of water in green areas.
Installation of water saving elements in facilities.
Use of reclaimed water
Our strategic objectives:
Develop water management that addresses the loss of fresh water availability and quality associated with climate variability, reducing water consumption by 10% per passenger in 2030 compared to 2019 (5% reduction in 2026).
Carry out an integrated management of water supply sources and risks derived from climate change, increasing the use of alternative water sources per passenger by 150% in 2030 compared to 2019 (50% increase in 2026).
The objectives and measures included in the Strategic Programme dedicated to Aena's Water Footprint can be consulted in the attached file.
Likewise, Aena has calculated its water footprint in all Aena centers in Spain. Knowing the water footprint of each center through the methodology defined by the Water Footprint Network (WFN), allows prioritizing saving measures and improving processes to reduce consumption more effectively.
With all this, Aena wants to achieve the objective that water management is adapted to the demands of use, consumption and purification posed by the interested parties of the airports, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with which Aena is committed.