Environmental management MAH

Menorca airport, in compliance with the requirements of EMAS certification, has drawn up this Environmental Statement validated by AENOR, which it has made available to the public. This Statement, for 2019, is intended to inform stakeholders clearly and unambiguously of the environmental impacts generated by airport activity and the improvement initiatives now in place. Through this voluntary initiative, Menorca Airport provides transparent and ongoing information on its environmental behaviour, creating an open channel for dialogue with all the parties involved in its activity.

Menorca airport, with close to 3.5 million passengers, has a long history of caring for and respecting the environment. In all the activities on its facilities, special attention is paid to possible changes or effects which might arise during building work, aeronautical operations, and other activities which take place in and around the airport.

This is attested to by the introduction and certification of recognised management systems, such as ISO 14.001 and ISO 9001. Menorca Airport has held these environmental and quality certificates since the early 2000s, and was one of the first Spanish airports to do so in the Aena network. Partnerships with companies for controlling and preventing issues in such important areas as water treatment and purification, waste management, the reduction of energy consumption and gas emissions, conserving the local environment, etc., have always been part of the daily work of the airport's professionals. In this regard, and in the privileged setting of the island of Menorca, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993, the airport has always striven to keep pace with society, as it becomes more motivated and aware of the need to conserve and respect the most precious asset of this wonderful part of the Mediterranean: its natural setting. Visitors immediately notice the perfect balance of natural values, care for traditions and the landscape, and modern comforts.

Menorca Airport is aware of the strategic importance of these airport facilities for the island as a whole, given that tourism is the main driver of the island's economy and the airport is the main point of access for this sector. In keeping with the island, the airport is committed to decarbonisation, actively taking part in the Menorca 2030 project with diverse initiatives such as refurbishing the general car park with the installation of 5,000 m2 of solar panels on roofing, added to those already in place in P2. This project will create the largest self-consumption photovoltaic plant on the island, with production of over 550kw. We thus continue to seek ways to improve and become more efficient, adapting to the needs of customers and their concerns, with pride of place given to respect for the environment.