Sustainable development 23.03.2021

Las Americas and La Isabela airports receive ISO 14001 certification for their environmental management system

Las Americas and La Isabela airports are the first airports in the Dominican Republic to certify their environmental management system to the international ISO 14001 standard, demonstrating the implementation of an effective environmental management system that allows the airport operator to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations in a continuous and sustainable manner.

AERODOM, subsidiary of VINCI Airports in Dominican Republic, announces that it has obtained ISO 14001:2015 certification from the Aenor for its environmental management system at Las Americas, José Francisco Peña Gómez (SDQ) and La Isabela, Dr. Joaquín Balaguer (JBQ) international airports.

ISO 14001:2015 certification ensures that the airport has an effective environmental management system that enables it to continuously and sustainably:
- Reduce the environmental footprint of its activities
- Ensure regulatory compliance of its activities with regard to the environment
- Take into account the expectations of its stakeholders
- Involve all employees and partners in a common goal
- Ensure full operational control of its activities to limit environmental impacts and risks.

"A sustainable airport is always looking for ways to reduce or even neutralise the impact of its activity on the environment. With the support of our parent company VINCI Airports, we have placed this consideration at the heart of our approach. We are proud to receive this ISO 14001 certification for SDQ and JBQ, which confirms that we have an environmental management system in line with international best practice," said Mónika Infante Henríquez, AERODOM's Managing Director.

In line with VINCI Airports' environmental strategy, AERODOM has placed particular emphasis on the environmental management of its airports, ensuring biodiversity and green spaces, reducing water consumption, facilitating waste sorting and recycling, reducing energy consumption and developing renewable energy. Between 2017 and 2019, the six airports managed by the company reduced their CO2 emissions per passenger by 20%, equivalent to 1,500 metric tonnes per year, despite the growth in passengers and operations during the period.

In addition, AERODOM has photovoltaic production facilities in all its installations, with an installed capacity of 6.8 MW, making it the country's largest private solar energy producer.