The Environment Report details key aspects of the Airport Authority's commitment to operating Vancouver International Airport in a sustainable manner. The report features programs, information and results about waste reduction, energy efficiency, minimizing noise and environmental management.

Download the 2014 Environment Report

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Download the full 2014 Annual Report

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Environmental Management

Vancouver Airport Authority is committed to being a leader in sustainability and sound environmental management. Our primary objective is to build, operate and maintain a safe, secure and environmentally sustainable airport for our employees and customers.

Reducing Emissions

The Airport Authority works with our employees, business partners and communities to minimize vehicle, building and aircraft emissions. We do this by promoting alternative forms of transportation, improving airport infrastructure and raising awareness of clean air practices.

Reducing Energy

We have a long-term goal to improve energy efficiency at YVR and in 2014 we commenced work on a long-term energy plan for the airport. Since 1999, we’ve seen a cumulative savings of more than $12 million dollars in electrical and gas costs from energy-efficient initiatives.

Reducing Waste

We strive to set a good example and aim to reduce our impact on the environment through recycling and waste diversion. In 2014, we recycled 1.3 of 3.8 million kilograms of materials, totaling a 35 per cent diversion rate—three per cent lower than 2013.

Care Program

The Communication, Awareness, Recognition and Education (CARE) program is designed to improve environmental sustainability across the airport community. CARE initiatives range from providing environmental tours to promoting green transportation. 

Continuous Improvement

We recognize that minimizing our environmental impact includes many elements. These include self-reporting, industry involvement, stewardship and forward-looking management.

Managing Aircraft Noise

The Airport Authority submitted a new Noise Management Plan in 2014. Working closely with stakeholders, we identified ten focus areas and corresponding initiatives that aim to manage noise and community expectations, while recognizing the need for continued operations.

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