Aena shareholders approve Climate Action Plan goals: 66% fewer emissions in 2021

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Aena's General Shareholders' Meeting today approved the 2021 Updated Report of the Climate Action Plan (PAC). The company reduced its emissions by 66.2%, exceeding its target by over 6%. Aena is proud to be the gateway to Spain for Ukrainian refugees forced to leave their land and seek shelter.

Aena's General Shareholders' Meeting today approved the 2021 Updated Report of the Climate Action Plan (PAC), which details the past year's actions within the Climate Action Plan 2021-2030. After becoming the first Spanish company and one of the first worldwide to vote on this issue at the previous Shareholders' Meeting, the company presents its first environmental report to shareholders.

"Our strongest condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine and our support for friendly citizens of this country, who are suffering the terrible consequences of an unjustified and cruel attack by Russia," said president and CEO Maurici Lucena.

"Aena is proud to be the gateway to Spain for Ukrainian refugees forced to leave their land and seek shelter in our country for themselves and their families," has ruled.

Climate Action Plan approval: emissions 66.2% lower In 2021, Aena reduced its emissions by 66.2%, exceeding its target by over 6%.

Maintaining 100% renewable electricity purchases in 2021. Thanks to the progress in the execution and start-up of the new photovoltaic installations in various airports in the network, such as the César Manrique-Lanzarote and Tenerife Sur airports, the wind turbines and photovoltaic installations have produced 0.81% of renewable electricity for self-consumption.

Aena also adapts energy consumption to airport operations, replaces lighting with more efficient technologies, upgrades air conditioning/heating equipment, and automates lighting regulation.

Transitioning to sustainable aircraft ground support fleets is a goal. Aena airports had 211 electric charging points in 2021, electrifying 24% of the fleet.

Sustainable fuels—SAF and green hydrogen—are Aena's other climate change commitments in the PAC. Aena worked with value chain stakeholders in 2021 to produce and consume sustainable fuels in Spain. Aena has joined the main European alliances and is developing formulas to promote its consumption in Spain.

Green hydrogen is one of the main sources of long-term air transport decarbonization, according to major aircraft manufacturers and stakeholders.

The company's water management improved in 2021 when the water footprint of all Aena centers was calculated and Action Plans were created for 46 airports to reduce water consumption. Water.

“New clean energy sources will be essential for aviation and mobility sustainability in the coming decades. Aena's goal is to surpass the president's proposal for new European regulations fit for 55.

Technological innovation, an essential part of Aena's strategy and the aviation sector, which has high added value, attracts talent, and increasingly requires more innovation than other sectors, is needed to solve the environmental sustainability problem.

After being permanently added to the annual meetings' agendas, the Aena 2021-2030 Climate Action Plan was first put to a consultative vote at the 2021 Shareholders' Meeting. Thus, Aena became the first Spanish company and one of the first globally to report on its climate action to shareholders annually.

The Board also approved the Statement of Non-Financial Information (EINF). Maurici Lucena noted that Aena explains for the first time the extent to which the company's activities are associated with environmentally sustainable economic activities within the framework of the European Union's Taxonomy, which is a sample of ESG work.

Source: Aena newsroom

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