According to Enrique Arriaga, the island's Minister of Culture, the cultural venue is the first in the sector of the Canary Islands to receive this quality certificate from AENOR and IQNet.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. AENOR and IQNet have awarded it a quality certification for its environmental management system in accordance with the UNE-EN ISO 14001:2015 standard. In this way, it proves its environmental corporate responsibility and is committed to improving its consumption levels. Arriaga stresses that "the Auditorio de Tenerife becomes the first stage in the Canary Islands to obtain this certification”.

According to Arriaga, "this is an important milestone for the Auditorio de Tenerife in its process of digital transformation and ecological transition. Its strategic plan for the coming years also incorporates the fulfilment of sustainable development objectives”.

The compliance with this international standard enables to systematise, in a simple way, the environmental aspects that each of the activities carried out by the organisation generates. It also promotes environmental protection and pollution prevention in a balanced perspective with socio-economic aspects.

The implementation of an environmental management system optimises how resources and waste are managed. The negative environmental impacts arising from the activity or those risks associated with one-off potential accidental situations are reduced. This system also enables the regular monitoring of environmental impacts. Furthermore, it encourages environmental protection and pollution prevention in a balanced and efficient manner.

This achievement makes the Auditorio de Tenerife more competitive in the field of international cultural institutions. It enhances the management innovation and productivity along with other administrative achievements, such as being the first stage in Spain to obtain an AENOR certified Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programme against COVID-19.

The Auditorio de Tenerife promotes efficient resource use by setting specific targets to reduce, reuse and recycle. Likewise, it applies measurement and permanent monitoring systems. Some of the goals for 2022 are to reduce water and power consumption, to optimise how chemicals are consumed, and how their waste is managed, to reduce the use of paper-based signage and to minimise the use of office paper.

AENOR, the Spanish leader in certification, is a professional services organisation that identifies and helps to correct competitiveness gaps in companies, sectors and the economic fabric in general. It offers conformity assessment (certification, inspection and testing), training and information services to entities. 

IQNet is an international certification network founded in 1990 that comprises more than 40 certification bodies. Among other aspects, it accredits the quality, environmental friendliness and occupational health and safety of companies in several countries. It has over 200 branches worldwide and the group members are leading organisations in their country or region, as is the case of AENOR in Spain.