Brazil: Salvador Bahia Airport’s environmental initiatives presented at international events on sustainability
Initiatives taken by Salvador Bahia Airport, operated by VINCI Airports since January 2018, in terms of waste management and the introduction of the circular economy concept, were highlighted during the ICAO Seminar on Green Airports and the meeting of the ACI LAC (Airports Council International Latin America and Caribbean).
The Salvador Bahia Airport renovation and expansion plan, which began in 2018, is part of an extensive environmental program in line with our global environmental policy, AirPact. Thus, the achievements made in the environmental field during the first year of management of the airport have already attracted the attention of the whole world.
The airport has also been certified Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), level 1 in 2019, but is also very active in the wildlife protection. Many ecological innovations are also being rolled out. For example, a new wastewater treatment plant will be installed, enabling the airport to reuse 100% of treated water in the new pier's cooling towers and toilets. A waste management centre will also be built to sort, recycle and reuse waste produced on site or by international flights. The goal is to completely prevent any waste being sent to landfill. Lastly, a solar power station will be installed to cover the expansion’s electricity needs.