TAV Airports presents a GRI G4 compliant sustainability report

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

esenboga airportManaging various operations at 70 airports in 14 countries with diversified products and solutions and providing services to more than 102 million passengers per annum, TAV Airports released a report about the company's performance in sustainability at international standards.

The report prepared in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 standards was released online, while the brochure including summarized information about the report was published on recyclable paper and all carbon emissions resulting from the publishing process were neutralized.

TAV-operated Istanbul Atatürk, Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports are amongst the most environmentally-friendly airports worldwide. TAV-operated Istanbul Atatürk, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa airports have optimized and neutralized their carbon emissions and are listed amongst the top 21 environmentally-friendly airports in Europe. In 2015 only, we reduced our carbon emission that was equal to the yearly consumption of 947 houses. Also, Enfidha Airport in Tunisia became the first airport participating in the program from the Africa continent.

TAV Airports President & CEO Sani Şener stated: “At TAV Airports, we believe that financial returns are not eligible unless they also generate social benefits. Providing the best travel experience to our passengers, we are working to minimize the environmental impacts of our operations while trying to create maximum value to our stakeholders. TAV's employee satisfaction rate increased from 63.6 percent to 66.9 percent in three years, which is six points higher than the sector average.

Being the first company in Turkey that reported to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Water Program, TAV also increased its CDP Climate Change Program carbon disclosure score from 64 to 89.

During the reporting period, TAV decreased 2,266 tons of carbon emission at Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir airports which is equal to removing approximately 479 vehicles from traffic for a year.

Despite the fact that the number of passengers at the aforementioned three airports increased 9 percent, 28,579 cubic meters of less water was consumed thanks to the efficiency implementations.

As part of Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Program, TAV-operated Izmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa airports minimized their carbon emissions and neutralized the remaining part, and therefore listed amongst the top 20 environmentally-friendly airports in Europe.

The first LEED-certificated terminal

Madinah has become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - LEED Gold certificated airport in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport new domestic terminal received LEED Silver certification.

A global training center

TAV Academy, the corporate training platform of TAV, has become one of the 16 ICAO TRAINAIR Plus member companies worldwide. Offering extensive programs for professional and personal developments of TAV employees, TAV Academy provided 55,069 hours of National Education Ministry (MEB) approved training to 7,063 employees in 2015.

Obstacle-free airport practices initiated at Istanbul Atatürk Airport were presented as "the Best Practice" at the forum, which was held at the UN headquarters in New York.

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