Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport is focused on operating responsibly, to protect safety and the interests of local communities and the environment. For the work they've completed so far, they've:

  • been included in the FTSE4Good Index for the tenth year in a row, with an ESG score of 21% above industry-average
  • been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the sixth year in a row, with an average ESG score of 3 / 5, and
  • achieved a five-star rating for their first submission to GRESB Infrastructure.

They have set themselves ambitious, 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2030 reduction targets and goals around energy, waste and water intensity with financial year 2012 as a base line.

Sustainability ranking

‍Auckland International Airport's sustainability ranking

‍Auckland International Airport's sustainability ranking

Sustainable initiatives

Examples of Auckland International Airport's (AIA) sustainable initiatives include:

Social sustainability

  • community - 38 community grants, totalling $138,000
  • community - $329,000 of grants distributed by Community Trust, and
  • community - $73,489 raised for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer Foundation.

  • marketplace - to speed up getting to check-in, they've: added new technology to monitor real-time traffic movements across the airport precinct to improve the journey-time information they provide through their recently upgraded app and other digital channels; developed a new Drop & Ride service to reduce traffic volumes on our airport roads and forecourts; provided extra public car parks near the international terminal and added more car parks to our Park & Ride facility
  • marketplace - to speed up the check-in process they've: launched 45 mobile international self-service check-in kiosks; reconfigured their international check-in area to provide 13 additional serviced counters; recruited more than 60 Passenger Experience Assistants to help passengers during our busy December and January months, and more Customer Service Agents to help travellers needing assistance, and
  • marketplace - to speed up the exiting process, they've: worked with government agencies to improve the efficiency of border services, including our new Green Lane which speeds up processing times for New Zealand and Australian passport holders who don't have food or other bio-security risk items to declare.

  • workplace - decreased lost time from employee injuries from nine to six
  • workplace - employees nominated 18 community groups to receive a total of $18,000 in grant funding
  • workplace - eight employees mentored recipients of their tertiary education scholarships
  • workplace - eight employees participated in their internal sustainability forum
  • workplace - around 30 employees took part in their annual Coastal Clean-up of the Manukau Harbour with local school Mangere College, and
  • workplace - Maori and Pasifika employees presented awards at ASB Polyfest as part of their sponsorship activities.

Environmental sustainability

  • 25% reduction in scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions - down to 0.41% per passenger
  • 44% (up 1% on last year) reduction in waste to landfill per passenger
  • 18% of their vehicle fleet are now hybrid and hybrid plug-ins
  • 46% rubbish now recycled in their international terminal, and
  • 0 noise infringements.

Governing sustainability

  • governance - provision of 33,100 jobs contributing to more than $1.9b Auckland household incomes.

Find out more about Auckland Airport here.

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