"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong
23 airports of the Group ADP's network launch the "Airports for trust" charter
Written by: Zagreb Airport.
Groupe ADP and several partners companies belonging to the world's leading airports network - TAV Airports, Airports International Group (Amman), Liège Airports, ZAG (Zagreb), Nuevo Pudahuel (Santiago de Chile) and Ravinala Airports (Madagascar) – have signed the "Airports for trust" charter. Through this charter, the signatories announce their common ambition to build an even more sustainable and responsible airport industry, with enhanced cooperation.
All the signatories' airports of this charter share a common ambition: being leaders in terms of environmental protection. This means being exemplary within their field of action and by taking additional initiatives to extend their policy to the entire airport value chain.
To this end, the charter commits to four main ambitions:
Move towards zero environmental impact operations, to reach carbon neutrality by 2030
Actively participate in the aviation sector’s environmental transition efforts and, when applicable, provide solutions airside
Promote the integration of each airport into a local resource system
Reducing the environmental footprint of airport planning and developmentprojects (sober design, low carbon construction and renovation of infrastructures and building).
Thriving with the local territories and stakeholders
The signatories’ airports are convinced that the balanced and sustainable development of airport activities need to be intertwined with the creation of value for local communities and thus to investment in human development at a local scale, with a special focus on the youth people.
Improving the airport's territorial anchoring is a factor of innovation and collective performance in the long-term.
Therefore, the signatories have committed to four ambitions:
Be an active contributor in the improvement of the living conditions of local populations and in the noise exposure reduction;
Build a long-term relationship of trust with the territories and local stakeholders;
Spread the benefits of the airport activity forlocal communities (particularly in terms of training integration and employment);
Federate the airport community and act together to maximize the positive impacts of airport activity.
“We are proud that Zagreb Airport is part of the "Airports for Trust" project, which will present us with additional obligations and responsibilities for a better and sustainable future," said Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, CEO of International Zagreb Airport Jsc. on the occasion of the signing the charter.
The strength of our network
Through the charter, the signatories also acknowledge the need to assess the environmental and socio-economic footprint of their airports and to monitor progress with transparency on all the targets mentioned. They set themselves the goal of advancing the entire network through the sharing of experiences and the exchange of best practices.
On this occasion of the signing of the charter, Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO of GROUPE ADP - Aéroports de Paris S.A, stated: "The "Airports for Trust" charter embodies a common vision of the future of our airport industry. At a time when air transport as a whole is facing some of the hardest challenges in its history with the fight against global warming, it can seize this opportunity to reinvent its industrial model in depth, and imagine and apply more efficient and responsible processes. For Groupe ADP, this means reducing its carbon footprint and strengthening ties with local stakeholders. Groupe ADP and its partners are already world's leading airport network, and with the signing of this charter, we aim to become the world's first sustainable airport community."