AirPact, a global framework for environmental sustainability

VINCI Airports has defined an ambitious and global environmental strategy for all its airports in the knowledge that such strategies are essential for long-term competitiveness.

“Reducing energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions in our airports is one of the main targets of our environment policy. ”

Nicolas Notebaert
Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions & Chairman of VINCI Airports

A strategy shared by all airports operated by VINCI Airports

The airport sector is confronted with the environmental challenge, to which it must respond in a responsible manner. Fully aware of the situation, VINCI Airports is facing up to this challenge and was the first in its sector to step up to the plate in 2015 by announcing AirPact, a global environmental strategy for all its airports. AirPact aims to drive environmental issues forward in each of the countries where VINCI Airports has operations.
The ambitious initial targets defined in 2015 have already been achieved. VINCI Airports is now reiterating its determination to become the environmental standard setter for the airport sector by announcing new commitments.


 

Our environmental commitments for 2030


PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Halve our water consumption

  • Achieve zero use of pesticides at our airports


RECYCLE/REUSE WASTE

  • Achieve zero waste-to-landfill by recycling or reusing waste


REDUCE OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Halve our carbon footprint by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050

  • Save energy by:
    - Switching to LED light bulbs
    - Optimising temperatures in airports
    - Installing solar panels in airport car parks
    - Establishing a fleet of clean vehicles

     

The 4 shared goals defined in 2015

  • To obtain and maintain ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation) for all airports;

  • To reduce VINCI Airports energy intensity by 20% between now and 2020 (compared with 2013 levels);

  • To conduct survey on biodiversity issues for all airports;

  • To obtain ISO 14 001 certification for all airports


 

A strategy designed by and for our airports

In order to respond to their individual needs and constraints, the VINCI Airports environmental strategy was developed with input from all airports at the design stage and onwards. All the airport Environment managers contributed to the working group meetings held during 2015 to define:

  • the shared performance improvement program

  • the shared assessment program
     

The 7 areas covered by the performance improvement program

  • energy and greenhouse gas emissions

  • water consumption

  • waste management

  • noise

  • biodiversity

  • environmental impact prevention and reduction

  • implementation of an environmental management system












     

VINCI Airports' commitment to the international ACA programme

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