Sustainable development 24.12.2020

In Chile, Santiago Airport saluted by the Ministry of Environment for its carbon emissions reduction

Santiago Airport has reached level 2 of Huella Chile, a voluntary program by the Chilean Ministry of Environment, a new step in the recognition of its commitment to measure and reduce its carbon emissions.

Under the ambition of VINCI Airports, the leading airport operator to develop an integrated environmental policy throughout its worldwide network, this recognition is part of Santiago Airport’s commitment to different initiatives that will reduce 40% of its CO2 emissions by 2030, and turn it into a zero-net emission airport by 2050.
Among the initiatives focused on reducing carbon footprint emissions are:

  • Photovoltaic plant with a power of 825,774 kW installed on the roof of the existing terminal
  • Reforestation plan
  • Signing a “green agreement” with ENGIE to supply the air terminal with energy from 100% renewable sources.
  • Fitting of LED lights, as well as replacing 9703 fluorescent units (PL/Tubes), thus saving 70% in lighting energy. 
  • Deployment of electric vehicles charging stations
  • Energy Efficiency Audit to assess the airport’s energy/thermal performance and propose energy efficiency plans.
  • Achievement Airport Carbon Accreditation program’s Level 1
  • Establishing the first recycling program
  • A food waste reduction plan.