AAHK Presents First Sustainability Report
(HONG KONG, 30 August 2013) – Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) today released its first sustainability report. Entitled "SUSTAINING OUR CAPACITY – Our Blueprint for Shared Growth", the report outlines how AAHK's core sustainability values and recent initiatives have influenced the management of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
The report provides a review of AAHK’s sustainability performance and its initiatives in three key areas: safety and security; economy; and quality of life. It covers the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 – the same period as AAHK's 2012/13 Financial Report*.
Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung, Chairman of AAHK, said: "AAHK has long incorporated sustainability considerations into its everyday operations and in planning for future development. This report will enable us to explain to our staff, business partners and other stakeholders our long-standing environmental and social commitments, as well as our progress this year on a range of initiatives. This report is also the first step in developing a more structured sustainability strategy for AAHK."
The report was prepared with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines – the most widely used sustainability reporting guidelines worldwide – and the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide issued by The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
The report shows how AAHK divides sustainability into three parts that reflect the particular challenges of airport management. "Safety and Security" describes the core systems, review mechanisms and performance in ensuring the safety and security of all passengers and staff. "Economic Prosperity through Quality Growth" outlines HKIA's economic performance, the range of jobs at the airport, and how HKIA’s role as a transportation hub supports key sectors of the Hong Kong economy. "Quality of Life – Environmental and Social Issues" explains how AAHK manages the environmental impacts of its operations and engages with the local community.
AAHK's 2012/13 Sustainability Report is available on the HKIA website at: http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/media/publication/sustainability-report/index.html
*Details of AAHK’s financial performance can be found in the Annual Report 2012/13:
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