What are the SEMARNAT Standards?
SEMARNAT standards are sets of rules and guidelines that regulate activities that impact the environment. They include technical specifications, permissible limits of contaminants, measurement methods and operating procedures for industries, development projects and other economic activities.
Objectives of SEMARNAT Standards
Prevent and mitigate environmental damage caused by industrial and commercial activities.
Conservation of Natural Resources
Ensure the sustainable use of resources such as water, flora and fauna.
Reduce environmental risks that may affect human health.
Promote practices that balance economic growth with environmental protection.
Benefits of SEMARNAT Standards for Mexicans
Improved Air and Water Quality
By limiting emissions of pollutants, air and water quality is protected, benefiting public health.
The standards help preserve ecosystems and biodiversity, maintaining ecological balance.
They establish measures to prevent and control soil, air and water pollution.
Promotion of Renewable Energy
They promote the use of clean energy and sustainable technologies, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Education and Environmental Awareness
They create a framework to educate and raise awareness among the population and industries about the importance of environmental responsibility.
Sustainable Economic Development
By encouraging sustainable practices, they contribute to long-term economic development.
Compliance with International Standards
The standards help Mexico meet global environmental commitments, improving its international image.