Our commitment to the environment
We are aware that fighting against climate change and adapting to its effects is one of the main challenges facing society and our Ambition is to improve the resilience of the company to the changing environment, following the principles set by the Global Compact and the SDGs, actively participating in the reduction of The social gap and commitment to innovation, equal opportunities and decent work.
These circumstances have directly affected the company's environmental results, with a reduction in the consumption of materials, emissions and waste generated in absolute values, but with an increase in ratios per employee and per passenger.
The Air Europa Environmental Declaration is understood as an effective management tool that contributes to the sustainable development of the society in which we live and work.
With the Sustainability report, we try to integrate the vision, mission and values of corporate social responsibility as a cross-cutting element in all areas of the company. It covers all Air Europa activities taking into account large ballast: Economic, social and environmental, with the aim of promoting responsible behaviors and regulatory compliance.
The Integration of the corresponding Management Systems that Air Europa has, helps us to comply with our socio-environmental commitment.
European Eco-Management and Eco-Audit Scheme (EMAS)
In 2012, Air Europa obtained the EMAS registration. This verification proves that the companies registered comply with the European Regulation on management and audits that it promotes the improvement of the environmental performance of organisations in all sectors. Since then, Air Europa has carried out a large number of projects, collaborating with the main European and American air control centres aimed at reducing CO2 emissions.
The Environmental Declaration aims to inform the public and other stakeholders of environmental behavior in 2021, as well as its evolution in the last three years. This Environmental Declaration is validated by the provisions of Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 as amended by Regulation (EU) No 2017/1505 and Regulation (EU) No 2018/2026. Through the accredited environmental verifier AENOR, the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification.
Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015)
Due to the growing concern of the company with respect to the environment, and anticipating the rest of the Spanish Air Europa companies, in January 2006 Air Europa obtained the ISO 14001: 2015 certification for Environmental Management Systems; Based on its Integrated Management System, certified since 2001. Since then, and until now, we have received the AENOR environmental verification (Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification) of our Environmental Management System in accordance with the ISO 14001: 2015 Standard.
The fundamental objective of this system is to minimise the environmental impact of all its activities, focusing on the reduction of consumption of natural resources (paper, water, electricity, fuel, etc.). In the correct management of waste, recovering, reusing and recycling and in the optimisation of procedures to reduce both noise and CO2 emissions, the main greenhouse gas in aircraft.
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