For more than 80 years Aberdeen Airport has been a proud cornerstone of the North East of Scotland and a significant contributor to the local economy. We are proud of our Airport, and that pride is matched by a sense of responsibility. We recognise the need to enhance the social and economic benefits whilst at the same time effectively managing the environmental impacts of airport operations and being sensitive to our local surroundings. Achieving the correct balance between business growth and environmental sensitivity will ensure that we continue to enjoy the trust of our many stakeholders.
We have a responsibility to provide leadership, encourage engagement and promote involvement in sustainable practises and initiatives. Our Sustainability Policy sets out the framework and commitments for our operations.
Aberdeen Airport also recognises that the growth of the aviation sector must be aligned with the reduction of emissions and other environmental impacts, at both the local and global scale. We have been reporting on our Carbon Footprint annually since 2008 and since 2015 we have reduced our own emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 82% - primarily from switching to a 100% renewable energy tariff, staff training and the purchasing of electric vehicles.
We acknowledge that our operations have the potential to be damaging if not correctly managed. Through our Managing Responsibly System, we identify and manage environmental impacts, whilst maintaining external independent certification to the Environmental Management Standards ISO14001. Our environment team are regularly provided external training including NEBOSH and ISO courses, and our other departments are provided with robust internal environmental training annually and on request.
At Aberdeen Airport we actively monitor and manage the following:
- Carbon reduction and climate change
- Air quality
- Waste minimisation and recycling
- Water consumption and water quality
- Energy use and efficiency