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13 Oct 2017

Green towing in the airport

From mid-July 2017 to mid-Jan 2018, Pan Asia Pacific Aviation Services (PAPAS) has trialed the operation of the first electric aircraft towing tractor in HKIA. This e-tractor is tailor-made for narrow-bodied aircraft. We have installed over 270 chargers to encourage ground service equipment (GSE) fleet operators to use more electrical vehicles and GSE, hereby reducing carbon and other pollutants on the apron.

Green towing in the airport

22 Sep 2017

All Business on Sustainable Consumption

On 28 July, the Airport Authority (AA) was recognised by the Business Environment Council (BEC) for incorporating sustainable consumption practices at HKIA in the Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and Community Programme. The 18-month programme aims to encourage sustainable consumption in the community and business sector in Hong Kong.

The AA was recognised as a "Sustainable Consumption Enterprise" for its green procurement practices and Sustainable Dining Policy, as well as the utilisation of sustainable products at the airport.

All Business on Sustainable Consumption

8 Sep 2017

Smarter EV charging @HKIA

The Airport Authority (AA) blazed another trail at the airport by commissioning the first-ever Hong Kong-made Smart-To-Charge (STC) facility for electric vehicles (EV) at the HKIA Tower. The locally built and installed facility is compatible with a wide range of EVs such as the Tesla and Nissan Leaf models.

The facility is equipped to charge a single EV up to three to four times faster than before. The STC also has a built-in intelligence feature that allows it to supply electricity to multiple EVs more efficiently by monitoring the battery condition of each car that is being charged. Its versatility and efficiency provides another option for HKIA to further expand its network of charging points for EVs at the airport.

Smarter EV charging @HKIA

25 Aug 2017

AA wins BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Award

On 1 June 2017, the Airport Authority was honoured with the Bronze Award in the Services Sector of 2016 BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards for its outstanding performance of the implementation of environmentally friendly measures at Hong Kong International Airport, especially in energy management. The AA is invited to arrange an airport visit on 29 September 2017 to showcase its environmental initiatives. Organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Bank of China (Hong Kong), the award aims to promote best environmental practices in the manufacturing and service sector in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region to reduce pollution. Click here to learn more about the award.

AA wins BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Award

11 Aug 2017

AA facilitates sustainable operations

On 11 May, Hong Kong Green Building Council hosted the launch ceremony of the Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance. Forty-seven retailers at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) have pledged to adhere to a series of environmental standards on energy management, water management, waste reduction, reuse and recycling of materials, green procurement, and social green behaviour. In the ceremony, Assistant Manager, Environment of AA, Tammy Fung and Operations Administrative Officer of the airport restaurant operator Select Service Partner, Vera Law shared the AA’s food waste management programmes and best practices in food waste separation in restaurants.

AA facilitates sustainable operations

28 Jul 2017

Promoting Hong Kong's circular economy

On 16 May, the Airport Authority (AA) joined fellow professionals, policy experts and thought leaders at the Business Environment Council (BEC) EnviroSeries Conference 2017 to explore strategies supporting the development of a resource-efficient economy. Representatives of the AA shared details of its feasibility study to develop a small scale waste-to-energy plant at Hong Kong International Airport. The AA also supported the event by sponsoring the attendance of 20 university students from environmental programmes. The event was attended by around 150 participants from government departments, business sector, professional bodies, industry professionals and academia.

Promoting Hong Kong's circular economy

7 Jul 2017

AA and airport business partners win top environmental awards

On 4 May 2017, Airport Authority (AA) Executive Director, Corporate Development Wilson Fung received the Gold Award in the Public Services category of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) Sectoral Awards. This is the third time that the AA has won Hong Kong's most prestigious environmental award.

Other airport business partners and tenants being honoured at the ceremony include Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.)Ltd., HAECO, DHL Aviation (HK) Ltd., Jardine Aviation Services Group and Pizza Express (International Airport Shop). Their achievements demonstrated the strong commitment of the whole airport community in meeting the pledge to become the world's greenest airport. Click here to learn more about the environmental achievements of the airport community.

AA and airport business partners win top environmental awards

23 Jun 2017

Tradeport supports World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day (WED) takes place on 5 June every year. This year's theme, namely 'Connecting People to Nature', encourages people to get outdoors and to appreciate the beauty and importance of nature, as well as the importance to protect the Earth that we live in.

To support this year's theme, Tradeport Hong Kong arranged two local farms (Farm 66 and Blue Girl Organic Farm) to promote their agricultural products at their company lobby on 5 June. Products available include organic vegetables, fruits and wheatgrass juice. The environmental concept of "aquaponics" was also introduced at the event. Sales proceeds of the event was donated to WWF-HK in support of the WED.

Tradeport supports World Environment Day 2017

9 Jun 2017

AA set up the 1st Technical Working Group meeting

To facilitate the fulfilment of the airport-wide carbon reduction target for 2020, the Airport Authority (AA) hosts technical working group meeting twice a year as one of the support strategies for business partners. The working group provides technical training to business partners on carbon and energy saving solutions. On 24 April, the first Technical Working Group meeting was held with 22 business partners in attendance. Representatives from the AA and its business partners – Tradeport, HACTL and Regal Airport Hotel - shared their experience with participants on the implementation and operation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System.

AA set up the 1st Technical Working Group meeting

26 May 2017

ACI recognition for AA Airfield Manager

Sandy Kwan, Manager, Baggage Handling in the Airport Authority's Airfield Department was commended with an "Honorable Mention" in the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award for her insightful paper on the topic of "Achieving Sustainability for Airports in Asia Pacific". The panel applauded the paper's comprehensive coverage and thorough understanding of how the aviation industry strive to achieve excellence in sustainability.

ACI recognition for AA Airfield Manager

12 May 2017

HKIA receives Green Airports Recognition from ACI

HKIA recently scooped up a Silver Recognition under the “Airports with 25 million passengers per annum and above” category of the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2017. The awards acknowledge regional airports for their outstanding accomplishments in environmental projects.

The accolade cited HKIA's energy management programme as a key factor towards the airport’s success in surpassing its target to reduce carbon intensity by 25.6% by 2015 as compared to 2008 levels. In taking the carbon reduction commitment a step further, the AA and 53 airport business partners have pledged to reduce its carbon intensity by 10% by 2020 compared to 2015 levels.

HKIA receives Green Airports Recognition from ACI

28 Apr 2017

Working together to reduce waste

On 3 April 2017, the Airport Authority (AA) launched the third HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme, officiated by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing and AA management. This year, around 120 retail shops, catering outlets, office tenants and cleaning contractors participated in the scheme. The theme for this year, which focused on waste management and, is designed to help participants be better prepared for the municipal solid waste (MSW) charging and encourage wider implementation of effective waste reduction and recycling measures.

Working together to reduce waste

14 Apr 2017

Airport environmental experts gather at HKIA

The Airport Authority (AA) hosted the 35th Airports Council International (ACI) World Environment Standing Committee Meeting on 8 and 9 March. Twenty three airport environmental managers, ACI representatives and aviation environmental experts attended the two-day meeting to discuss the common and emerging environmental issues faced by the airport sector such as climate change, air quality and noise management.

AA CEO Fred Lam delivered a welcome remark at the meeting and attended lunch on the first day of the meeting. In addition, the AA shared its insights and experience in Green Airport Design Strategy and setting a science-based carbon reduction target. The participants also joined a tour of HKIA and a boat trip to Tai O to see the Chinese White Dolphins and enjoy a local seafood dinner.

Airport environmental experts gather at HKIA

31 Mar 2017

AA obtained ISO50001 certificate

In February 2017, the Airport Authority (AA) achieved the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) Certification for Terminal 1. It specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving the energy management system, enabling the AA to improve energy efficiency continuously and to identify energy reduction opportunities.

The AA will expand the scope to other terminal areas, office buildings and apron area. Our goal is to become the most energy efficient international airport.

AA obtained ISO50001 certificate

17 Mar 2017

Learn about Upcycling

Airport Authority (AA) organised two upcycling workshops for both AA staff and business partners in February 2017. Non-government organisations St. James' Settlement Jockey Club Upcycling Centre and World Green Organisation were invited to conduct the workshops to share the principles of upcycling and waste reduction tips. In addition, participants had the opportunity to make usable products from waste - turning recycled wooden wine box into card holders and old clothes into colourful coasters. Click here for more upcycling ideas.

Learn about Upcycling

3 Mar 2017

Short Videos on Sustainability

Subsequent to the publication of Sustainability Report 2015/16, the Airport Authority (AA) has recently released three short videos on our website to promote our sustainability initiatives to young people and the general public. The videos cover the topics of environmental protection, attracting and retaining talent and supporting the Hong Kong community. Please view the following link for the videos.

Short Videos on Sustainability

17 Feb 2017

Waste charging trial kicks off

The Airport Authority (AA) recently joined Business Environment Council's (BEC) waste charging trial to prepare for the future introduction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) charging in Hong Kong. Starting February 2017, the quantity of waste generated by individual tenants and AA offices at Airport World Trade Centre will be measured using tenant-specific bar-coded bags for waste disposal. A monthly mock invoice will be issued to tenants showing information on the quantity of waste disposed and the estimated MSW disposal charge. This trial provides a useful reference for the AA and its tenants to understand their waste disposal behaviour and identify waste reduction and recycling opportunities.

Waste charging trial kicks off

3 Feb 2017

Airport Authority wins Corporate Sustainability Award

On 20 January 2017, the Airport Authority (AA) received the Corporate Sustainability Award of The Employer of Choice Award 2016 organised by JobMarket. The AA was recognised for its sustainability efforts and contributions in the areas of work place quality, environmental protection, operational practices and community involvement.

Airport Authority wins Corporate Sustainability Award

20 Jan 2017

AA supports Green Carnival 2017

The Airport Authority (AA) sponsored the Green Council's Green Carnival 2017 held in Kowloon Park on 8 January. With the theme "Go Green, Recycle Clean", more than 4000 people attended the carnival and learned about sustainable lifestyle through a range of booths and games. Click here to learn more about Green Council and the AA's Sustainability work.

AA supports Green Carnival 2017

6 Jan 2017

Say no to shark fin

In November 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) signed the "Say No to Shark Fin Pledge" organised by Hong Kong Shark Foundation. The pledge outlines that shark fin will not be served at any events organised by the AA, nor will shark fin consumption be promoted in its marketing materials.

Besides, the AA's Sustainable Dining Policy has also been updated in accordance with the pledge. Apart from shark fin, the policy also bans the consumption of other unsustainable food items such as bluefin tuna, humphead wrasse, turtle and snake. Click here to view the Sustainable Dining Policy.

Say no to shark fin

23 Dec 2016

Publication of Energy Policy

In November 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) established the Energy Policy according to the ISO 50001 international standard. The policy acts as a cornerstone for the AA's energy management and demonstrates our commitment to improve our energy performance. Click here to view the Energy Policy.

Over the years, the AA have made tremendous efforts in energy management and implemented various programmes to enhance energy efficiency. Details of our energy saving initiatives can be found in our Sustainability Report 2015/16 (Page 75 – 78).

Publication of Energy Policy

9 Dec 2016

Keeping the shoreline clean

On 15 November, around 80 Airport Authority (AA) staff spent a fruitful lunchtime attending a luncheon talk on marine plastic pollution. Ms Julia Leung, Program Manager of Education at Plastic Free Seas gave a presentation on the current situation of marine plastic pollution and shared ways to reduce plastic usage. Click here to learn more about Plastic Free Seas.

On 19 November, the AA took part in the annual International Coastal Cleanup Hong Kong initiated by Ocean Conservancy. Over 60 AA staff and their families and friends, together with the volunteers from the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Tung Chung Integrated Services Centre collected 295 kg of debris from the shores of Shui Hau Wan in Southern Lantau. The data of the collected waste will be further analysed to identify the sources and devise long-term solutions to the problem of marine debris. Click here to know more about the event.

Keeping the shoreline clean

25 Nov 2016

AA announces New Five-year Target for Carbon Reduction

On 3 November 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) and its business partners celebrated Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)'s achievement in reducing carbon intensity by 25.6% per workload unit by 2015, as compared with the 2008 level. This achievement surpassed the original target of reducing carbon intensity by 25% set in 2010. The ceremony was officiated by Professor Anthony Cheung, Secretary for Transport and Housing, Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, and Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of the AA. The AA and its business partners also announced a new 10% carbon reduction target for the 5-year period from 2016 to 2020. Click here to learn more about the pledge and HKIA Carbon Reduction Programme.

AA announces New Five-year Target for Carbon Reduction

11 Nov 2016

Airport Authority publishes Sustainability Report 2015/16

On 28 October 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) released its Sustainability Report 2015/16. Titled "Building Our Shared Future", the report covers the AA's sustainability commitments, performance and management approach in 2015/16.

We have framed the report as a response to the most significant sustainability issues raised by our stakeholders in the report development process. To give a wider perspective on various sustainability issues and initiatives, it also presents the views of our staff and external stakeholders, such as:

This year's report consists of the following sections: 'Full report' (which is further divided into Big Picture and five Thematic Areas), 'Performance', 'Appendices' and 'GRI Content Index'.

We invite you to read the report and provide feedback on the AA's sustainability performance and long-term development.

Airport Authority publishes Sustainability Report 2015/16

28 Oct 2016

Further Collaboration with Food Angel on Food Rescue

On 3 October 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) was presented an Award of Appreciation by Food Angel during its Thanksgiving Luncheon in recognition of the AA's long term collaboration with the food rescue organisation. In 2015, Food Angel has collected over 30 tonnes of surplus food from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), and transformed them into over 25,000 hot meal boxes for distribution to the underprivileged.

To make the food rescue programme more effective, the HKIA Environmental Fund recently financed Food Angel to expand the surplus food collection areas to Tung Chung and Discovery Bay, and has begun working with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Tung Chung Integrated Services to distribute meals in Tung Chung. Click here to know more about HKIA Food Rescue Programme and Food Angel's work.

Further Collaboration with Food Angel on Food Rescue

14 Oct 2016

AA receives Sustainable Business Award

On 30 September 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) received the Sustainable Business Award 2016 from the World Green Organisation (WGO). The award recognised 11 corporations which have dedicated efforts in four key areas including workplace quality, environmental protection, operation practices and community involvement. The award was presented by Ms Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment and Mr William Yu, CEO of World Green Organisation. Click here to know more about WGO, the award and the AA's Sustainability work.

AA receives Sustainable Business Award

30 Sep 2016

Green fuel station opens at HKIA

On 6 September, Shell Hong Kong opened a new filling station at HKIA. This is the second filling station in Hong Kong offering Shell Fuelsave B5 Biodiesel. The biodiesel is a green option for commercial fleet operators to reduce carbon emissions from their diesel vehicles. B5 biodiesel can reduce the emissions of particulates by up to 50%, without affecting the performance of the vehicles. Click here to learn more about Shell Fuelsave Diesel.

Green fuel station opens at HKIA

16 Sep 2016

Learn more about organic diet

On 22 August, around 40 Airport Authority (AA) staff spent a fruitful lunchtime attending a workshop titled "Organic Eating and DIY Sprout Salad". Representatives of Greenwise Woman gave a presentation on the health benefits of eating organic food. The participants also learnt how to make delicious organic salad and grow sprouts. Click here to learn more about Greenwise Woman.

Learn more about organic diet

2 Sep 2016

Updates on Green Procurement Policy

In July 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) revised the Corporate Green Procurement Policy in order to further reduce its environmental footprint. The revised policy reinforces the AA's strategic commitment to sustainability by integrating environmental considerations into the procurement process, with the aim of improvement amidst industrial, commercial and technological constraints. Click here for the Green Procurement Policy.

Updates on Green Procurement Policy

19 Aug 2016

AA receives Asia Best CSR Practices Awards

On 5 August 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) received the 6th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards - Carbon Footprint Accounting launched by the Chief Marketing Officer Asia (CMO Asia). The award recognises the AA's outstanding approach in setting an airport-wide carbon target and multi-stakeholder engagement which involves over 40 airport business partners. Click here to know more about the AA's carbon reduction initiatives and the HKIA Carbon Reduction Programme.

AA receives Asia Best CSR Practices Awards

5 Aug 2016

Green Photo Competition

Hong Kong is often being referred as a 'concrete jungle' with its 'forest' of high rise buildings, however the city has another side of beautiful natural environment of real forests and foothills, shorelines and seascapes that is full of amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The Airport Authority organised the AAHK Green Photo Competition with the aim to encourage staff to get out and explore Hong Kong's wild places, to discover its natural beauty and wonders and, to share whatever in Hong Kong's countryside that inspires them. Works of the winners and finalists were showcased at an award ceremony on 22 July 2016 and will be displayed at the advertising light boxes in terminals and inside meeting rooms in HKIA Tower. Click here to see the winning photos.

Green Photo Competition

22 Jul 2016

New feature on Air Quality webpage

In June 2016, the air quality section of HKIA website was updated with the replacement of the original Air Pollution Index with a more user-friendly Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). Based on the same approach as the Government AQHI, the new index provides users with real-time air quality information of the airport island and Tung Chung area. Click here for more information about AQHI.

New feature on Air Quality webpage

8 Jul 2016

AA supports Hong Kong Green Day

Airport Authority supported "Hong Kong Green Day" (HKGD) organised by Green Council on World Environment Day. The objective of this event is to establish and strengthen public awareness of environmental protection and sustainable lifestyles. HKGD encourages people to wear green clothing and/or accessories, as well as to support the event with any creative initiatives. The AA supported the event by broadcasting the videos of HKGD in the terminals of HKIA during June. The AA Corporate Team also participated in HKGD Green Run on 5 June. Click here to know more about HKGD.

AA supports Hong Kong Green Day

24 Jun 2016

Expanding the HKIA Food Rescue Programme

In June 2016, AAHK expanded the food collection areas of the HKIA Food Rescue Programme to Tung Chung and Discovery Bay. Funded by the HKIA Environmental Fund, the programme aims at providing around 14,000 meals per year to the underprivileged. Food Angel will work with Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui to upgrade their existing community kitchen and turn the surplus food into hot meals for underprivileged Tung Chung residents over the next year. Click here to learn more about the works of Food Angel.

Expanding the HKIA Food Rescue Programme

10 Jun 2016

AA receives BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Award

On 2 June 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) received the Silver Award in the Services Sector of BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards. Launched by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK), the award recognises the AA's dedicated efforts in six key areas including comprehensiveness, energy conservation and waste discharge reduction, innovation, management involvement and sense of responsibility, pollution management and sustainability. Click here to learn more about the award.

AA receives BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Award

27 May 2016

Conserving our 'Blue Blood Hero' - horseshoe crab

On 17 May 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) invited Ms Joe Cheung of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) to host a luncheon talk on the topic of “Blue Blood Hero - Alien Angel”. Over 90 AA staff spent their lunchtime by learning more about horseshoe crab - the “living fossil” which exists on Earth for more than 475 million years. The magical blue-blood of horseshoe crab can be applied to bacterial test for pharmaceutical drugs. Currently, juvenile horseshoe crabs are found in various locations in Hong Kong such as Lantau Island and the northeastern New Territories. The species is currently affected by human activities and is on the brink of extinction. Therefore it is important to protect their habitat. Click here to learn more about horseshoe crab and the conservation efforts of OPCFHK.

Conserving our 'Blue Blood Hero' - horseshoe crab

13 May 2016

Airport Authority shares experience on carbon management

On 18 April 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) was invited by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) to be one of the speakers in their HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum. In the “Development of Low-Carbon Infrastructure” session, Sophia Lau, Manager, Environment shared with the audience AA's multi-stakeholder engagement approach in carbon management programme and energy saving measures at Hong Kong International Airport. Click here to learn more about the carbon management efforts in HKIA.

Airport Authority shares experience on carbon management

29 April 2016

AA helps tenants to separate waste at source

On 15 and 22 April 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) organised two briefing sessions on the topic of “Waste Separation at Source at Hong Kong International Airport” (HKIA). Fifty-eight representatives from 32 companies attended the briefing. During the briefing, the AA introduced the waste management facilities and recycling programme at HKIA. Tenants were invited to share their experience on the participation in programme. Mr Thomas Choy from environmental NGO Greeners Action also shared the best practices on enhancing food waste reduction and recycling. He introduced the Organic Waste Treatment Facility (OWTF) located at Siu Ho Wan of North Lantau which will soon be in operation. Click here to know more about the OWTF.

AA helps tenants to separate waste at source

15 April 2016

AA shares experience on waste management

On 6 April 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) was invited to be one of the panel discussion speakers in the "Waste Check Charter Briefing cum Waste Reduction Seminar" organised by Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to share its best practices on waste reduction. The AA has been collecting waste data since 2010, and is currently conducting a comprehensive review of waste management and recycling at HKIA. Click here to learn more about the charter and the waste management efforts in Hong Kong International Airport.

AA shares experience on waste management

19 February 2016

Asia's Best Carbon Disclosure

On 28 January 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) received the Asia's Best Carbon Disclosure award at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 – the only award programme recognising sustainability reporting excellence in Asia. The AA was applauded for its application of international standards and best practices for reporting its carbon and energy management approach, reduction initiatives and performance in its Sustainability Report 2014/15. The AA was also one of the finalists in five other award categories: Asia's Best Sustainability Report, Asia's Best Materiality Reporting, Asia's Best Stakeholder Reporting, Asia's Best Workplace Reporting, and Asia's Best Environmental Reporting. Click here to view the AA's Sustainability Report 2014/15.

Asia's Best Carbon Disclosure

5 February 2016

AA receives Sustainable Business Award

On 18 December 2015, the Airport Authority (AA) received the Sustainable Business Award 2015 launched by the World Green Organisation (WGO). The award recognises 10 corporations which have dedicated efforts in four key areas including workplace quality, environmental protection, operation practices and community involvement. Click here to know more about the award.

Subsequently, Wilson Fung, AA's Executive Director, Corporate Development attended an awardee interview at Metro Finance FM104 to share AA's key environmental and social initiatives and future plans.

AA receives Sustainable Business Award

22 January 2016

Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetland Park

On 12 January, around 60 AA staff spent a fruitful lunchtime attending a talk titled "Hong Kong Wetland Park and wetland conservation". Carrie Ma, Wetland Park Manager / Exhibition of Hong Kong Wetland Park, gave a presentation on the history of Wetland Park and highlighted its importance to an impressive cast of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, reptiles and fish. She also introduced their volunteer programme to protect local biodiversity. Click here to learn more about Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetland Park

8 January 2016

AA recognised for going green in workplace

On 1 December 2015, the Airport Authority (AA) was awarded for the third time with the Green Office Awards Label and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG) "Better World Company" Label under the World Green Organisation's (WGO) Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS). The scheme was launched in 2013 to encourage and recognise companies that implement environmental practices in their daily operations. Click here to know more about the scheme.

Throughout 2015, the AA has implemented various environmental initiatives in its workplace, including "Switch Off Your Computer" Competition, development of e-tendering system, green reminders and green office guidelines. These initiatives help arouse the awareness on environmental protection among staff and build up a green company culture.

AA recognised for going green in workplace

25 December 2015

AA receives CarbonCare® label

On 25 November, the Airport Authority (AA) received the CarbonCare®- 20% reduction label from Carbon Care Asia Limited for the first time. The CarbonCare® Label is a scheme that encourages and recognises the efforts of companies and organisations in tackling climate change and reducing carbon footprint by Measuring, Reducing and Offsetting (MRO). The AA achieved significant carbon reduction by replacing 100,000 traditional lights with LED lights in terminal buildings and optimising the configuration of the chillers to maximise operational efficiency. Click here to know more about the scheme.

AA receives CarbonCare® label

11 December 2015

Global and regional recognitions for airport-wide carbon management

On 4 November, the Airport Authority (AA) received the silver award in the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the The 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London - one of the largest and most important travel industry events in the world. In the same week, the AA was also named as one of the “Top Green Companies in Asia" at the Asia Corporate Excellence & sustainability (ACES) Awards. This award recognises the leadership and sustainability efforts made by companies operating in the Asian region.

Both awards recognised the AA's outstanding approach in setting an airport-wide carbon target that involves 46 airport business partners. Click here to know more about the AA's carbon reduction initiatives.

Global and regional recognitions for airport-wide carbon management

27 November 2015

Keeping the shoreline clean

On 7 November, the Airport Authority (AA) hosted the annual coastal cleanup initiated by Ocean Conservancy. Over 70 AA staff and their families and friends cleaned up the shores of Shui Hau Wan in Southern Lantau. Shui Hau Wan is ecologically important as it supports a wide variety of coastal species and is a nursery ground for horseshoe crabs.

The volunteers collected 246 kg of debris which included beverage cans, fishing net and plastic bags. During the activity, the participants also captured images and recorded the types of trash collected for future analysis. Green Council (the official coordinator for the International Coastal Cleanup in Hong Kong) will use the result to identify the sources and devise long-term solutions on the problem of marine debris. Click here to know more about the event.

Keeping the shoreline clean

13 November 2015

Airport Authority publishes sustainability Report 2014/15

The Airport Authority (AA) released its sustainability Report 2014/15 on 30 October 2015. Entitled "Growing Together", the report covers the AA's sustainability performance and management approach in the areas of economic contribution, airport growth, operational excellence, environment, and people and community. This report is prepared 'in accordance' with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the Airport Operators Sector Disclosures: the Core option.

The report content has been informed by a materiality assessment which involved direct engagement with internal and external stakeholders. The associated GRI general standard disclosures as located in the report have been verified by the GRI Materiality Disclosures Service; and the report has been independently verified by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency. We invite you to read the report and provide feedback on the AA's sustainability performance and reporting.

Airport Authority publishes sustainability Report 2014/15

30 October 2015

AA's contributions on civil aviation climate actions recognised

On 29 September, the HKIA Carbon Reduction Programme was cited as an Aviation Climate Solution by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The “Aviation Climate Solutions” report comprises 100 examples of collaboration within the aviation industry to cut carbon dioxide emissions and help reduce its impact on climate change. During the summit, the AA shared the business case for reducing HKIA's carbon footprint through engagement with various stakeholders. The full ATAG report can be downloaded here.

AA's contributions on civil aviation climate actions recognised

16 October 2015

Turning trash into treasure

On 11 September, the AA organised a visit for its business partners to South China Reborn Resources (Zhongshan) Company Limited, a food waste recycling company in EcoPark which turns HKIA's food waste into fish meal. During the visit, the participants took a closer look at some technological inventions and equipment for converting food waste into various types of high protein content animal feed. Subsequent to a tour of the plant and seeing the process in action, the group discussed the current trends and future opportunities of food waste recycling in Hong Kong. Click here to know more about the AA's food waste recycling programme.

Turning trash into treasure

2 October 2015

AA helps business partners prepare for the new legislation

On 25 August, the AA organised a briefing on "Legislative proposals on regulation of edible fats and oils and recycling of waste cooking oils" with 23 business partners representatives in attendance. During the briefing, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and Environmental Protection Department shared the details of the legislative proposal which aims to strengthen the regulation of the manufacturing, import and export of edible fats and oils in Hong Kong, as well as the promotion of recycling of waste cooking oil.

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency also introduced its "Hong Kong Cooking Oil Registration Scheme" to facilitate organisations to supply and consume cooking oil from identifiable sources, as well as to collect and treat waste cooking oil in a proper way. Click here to know more about the legislative proposals.

AA helps business partners prepare for the new legislation

18 September 2015

Saving an injured bird

On 26 August morning, a hoopoe was found hopping on the ground at the airport taxi rank smoking area and appeared to be injured. An Airport Authority staff spotted the bird, picked it up and placed it inside a box with air holes for it to recover. As it was unable to fly, we contacted the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and sent it to the Wild Animal Rescue Centre at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) where it received expert care.

The beautiful but scarce hoopoe is named after its unique call and is one of the occasional migrants in Hong Kong. It is a bit smaller than a dove, with a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, and a long pinkish-brown crest. It is widespread in Asia, Africa and Europe. Click here to know more about this bird.

Saving an injured bird

4 September 2015

AA staff switch off their computers for a greener office

The AA organised the "Switch off your computer" competition from April to June to enhance staff's awareness on energy saving in office. As the first part of the "Go Green @ AA Office" campaign, the competition required staff to switch off their computers after regular office hours.

During the three-month competition, the number of workstations and desktop computers left powered on overnight dropped up to 26%. A total of 67,300 kWh of electricity was saved, which is equivalent to 43,000 kg of carbon reduction. Departments with the "best performance", "best improvement" and "biggest saving" during the campaign were awarded a Fair Trade hamper in recognition of their contribution to energy saving practices. This competition will be extended till the end of the year with the target to reduce the number of computers left on to zero by the end of the year.

AA staff switch off their computers for a greener office

21 August 2015

Sharing the stunning beauty of nature

On 4 August, around 100 AA staff spent a fruitful lunchtime by attending a talk on the topic of "Ecotourism and Biodiversity in Hong Kong and Beyond". Samson So, founder and director of Eco Institute and a well-known professional photographer, eco-tour leader and educator, hosted the talk and showcased his magnificent Hong Kong wildlife photographs. He also shared his experience of setting up an ecotourism business and his passion for preserving natural beauty and wildlife. The participants had a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature and rethink the threats of human activities to nature, as well as how to conserve our fragile natural environment. Click here to see more of Samson's photos.

Sharing the stunning beauty of nature

7 August 2015

Young gurus, bright ideas!

The Airport Authority's HKIA Environmental Fund sponsored The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to implement the Nature Works Hong Kong Youth Environmental Innovation Leadership Programme 2015. On 4 July, subsequent to a three-month training programme to develop environmental awareness and business skills, 13 student teams presented their plans on how to tackle the most pressing environmental issues in Hong Kong to representatives from corporations, schools and NGOs at the Project Pitch Day.

The AA also formed a team of mentors to work with a student team to develop a proposal on carbon emissions reduction in their schools and communities. Click here to learn more about the teams' project plans.

Young gurus, bright ideas!

24 July 2015

HKIA takes Environmental Chair in Asia Pacific

In March, Mike Kilburn, AA's Senior Manager, Environment was appointed as the Chairman of Airports Council International's (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee (REC). This committee provides an opportunity for environmental managers from airports throughout the Asia Pacific region (from Jordan to Japan to New Zealand) to share the best practices and work together to resolve shared problems.

The AA is working with the committee to promote cabin waste management, plan an environmental survey of Asia Pacific airports and to use fewer engines for taxiing and thereby reducing fuel burn and emissions. Click here to learn more about the latest news of the committee.

HKIA takes Environmental Chair in Asia Pacific

10 July 2015

Upcycling collaboration wins environmental award

On 19 June, the Airport Authority, St. Paul's Convent School and Pioneer Management Ltd received an appreciation award for "Sustainable Use of Resources" in the Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification Ceremony, recognising the collaborative efforts of the three parties in promoting effective use of resources. The AA collected discarded wooden wine boxes from tenants at HKIA, which were then passed on to the property management company and St. Paul's Convent School for upcycling in various environmental projects. In the ceremony, a student from St Paul's Convent School shared her experience in setting up an ecofarm using the wooden crates donated by the AA. Download the application form here to obtain wooden wine box from the AA for upcycling.

Upcycling collaboration wins environmental award

26 June 2015

Conservation vs Development: How the AA strikes a balance

One of the hottest topics in Hong Kong in recent years is the question of how to strike the balance between development and environmental protection.

On 29 May, Wilson Fung, AA's Executive Director, Corporate Development, outlined how the AA has responded to this challenge at the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) Symposium 2015. He explained the AA's approach to environmental protection from Kai Tak times to the current HKIA, and concluded that it's the community which has the impact on how we strike such balance. Click here to see the full speech.

Conservation vs Development: How the AA strikes a balance

12 June 2015

Working together to reduce environmental footprint

On 10 to 12 March 2015, the AA participated in the Passenger Terminal Expo 2015 held in Paris. In the Expo, Mike Kilburn, Senior Manager, Environment shared how the AA's innovative approach of engaging major stakeholders is successful in increasing the rate and effectiveness of environmental footprint reduction. The full presentation can be found here.

Winning gold for environmental excellence

22 May 2015

Winning gold for environmental excellence

On 14 May 2015, Airport Authority (AA) CEO Fred Lam received the Gold Award in the Public Organisations and Utilities Sector of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) Sectoral Awards from HKSAR Chief Executive the Honorable Leung Chun Ying. This is the second time that the AA has won this Hong Kong's most prestigious environmental award.

Other airport business partners honoured at the ceremony include DHL Aviation (HK) Ltd., HACTL, HAECO, SSP and Tradeport, demonstrating the strong commitment of the whole airport community to meeting the pledge to become one of the world's greenest airports. Click here to learn more about the environmental achievements of the airport community.

Winning gold for environmental excellence

30 Apr 2015

Enjoy Chocolate and Save the Planet

On 30 April, 73 Airport Authority (AA) staff spent a fruitful lunch time by attending the "Fair Trade and Climate Change" talk. The AA invited speakers from Fair Trade Hong Kong and Earth Resources Centre to talk about impact of climate change in the Antarctic, what "Fair Trade" is and how it helps people and the planet. The participants also had the chance to taste Fair Trade products including chocolate and tea. Click here to learn more about Fair Trade.

Enjoy Chocolate and Save the Planet

17 Apr 2015

Ceremony with multi green elements

On 27 March, the HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme award presentation ceremony was held with 42 tenants at HKIA awarded for their outstanding environmental performance. The Grand Award winners in Restaurant category and Retail Shop category were Catalina's Restaurant and The Magic of Hong Kong Disneyland respectively. Click here for details of the Scheme.

AA CEO Fred Lam and Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing were the officiating guests of the ceremony. Wong expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the tenants at HKIA and urged the public to support the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags. Alvina Chan, founder of Alvina Cookery, demonstrated how to turn surplus food into delicious finger food which was served to the guests at the ceremony.

Ceremony with multi green elements

27 March 2015

Sharing on the use of innovative technology in fleet management

On 4 March 2015, the AA organised the 14th Airport Community Environmental Forum with 35 representatives from business partners in attendance. During the forum, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) shared its experience in adding Global Positioning System (GPS) to all its vehicles, which brought various environmental and safety benefits. To promote the use of electric vehicles at the airport, the AA also invited Volkswagen to give a talk on its e-Golf and arranged a test drive for business partners on the same day. Click here to know more about HAECO's GPS fleet management.

Sharing on the use of innovative technology in fleet management

13 March 2015

Pedal Power at Green Carnival 2015

The AA proactively participates in various campaigns to raise public awareness on green living and environmental protection. Recently, the AA sponsored the Green Council's Green Carnival 2015, and partnered with Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) to provide a game booth which generates electricity to illuminate LED lights by pedaling on bikes. These bikes had previously been on display at an exhibition of HKBU held at HKIA. Click here for details of HKBU's sustainability efforts.

Pedal Power at Green Carnival 2015

2 March 2015

Sharing carbon reduction experience

On 22 January 2015, the AA and the Ocean Park Corporation (OPC) co-organised the "Roundtable Seminar on Corporate Carbon Management and Reduction in Hong Kong" at HKIA. This event is a platform for companies and NGOs to exchange their best practices in carbon management. Sophia Lau, Manager, Environment of the AA, shared her expertise and experience on carbon reduction programme at the AA with 16 Hong Kong corporations and NGOs, followed by sharing from MTR Corporation and Swire Group. The attendees also visited the environmentally friendly facilities at HKIA, including LED lighting in Terminal 1 and landside waste station. Click here for more information on OPC's sustainability efforts.

Sharing carbon reduction experience

23 February 2015

Green Airport, Green City

On 20 January 2015, Ms Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, visited HKIA to learn about the AA's environmental practices and discuss collaboration on waste management, emission reduction and climate change adaptation. The meeting was followed by an airport visit, during which Ms Loh visited eco-friendly facilities and equipment including EV charging stations, e-loaders and zero-emission solar powered passenger stairs operated by Jardine Aviation Services (JAS). Click here for details of the carbon reduction initiatives of JAS.

Green Airport, Green City

9 February 2015

Birdlife at HKIA

On 9 January, 39 species of birds was recorded in a single survey at the northeast corner of the airport island, reflecting the wide range of birds that can be found at HKIA. The survey recorded 180 egrets and herons on the silt curtain around Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge reclamation area, a Wryneck (an ant-eating woodpecker) near the petrol station, and a Fork-tailed Sunbird which is the most recent addition to the 135-species list of birds recorded since October 2012.

Birdlife at HKIA

22 January 2014

Airport Authority shares carbon management experience

In December 2014, the AA took part in the Airport Council International – Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACI-ACA) Stakeholder Engagement Workshop held in Brussels. During the workshop "Working with key business partners to implement airport policy objectives", Sophia Lau, Manager, Environment shared the AA's carbon management experience with representatives from 15 European airports and related organisations. Currently 46 business partners are working with the AA to reduce their carbon footprint. Click here for details of the HKIA Carbon Reduction Programme.

Airport Authority shares carbon management experience

9 January 2014

Green Foodie @ HKIA

In October 2013, the Airport Authority partnered with Green Monday to launch the "Go Green Monday @ HKIA" campaign, making HKIA the world's first airport to fully support and advocate a meat-free green diet and lifestyle. To further promote a green and healthy lifestyle, the "Green Foodie @ HKIA" blog was launched in November 2014. The new foodie blog provides recommendations on restaurants and veggie dining highlights at HKIA. Click here to view the blog.

Airport Authority awarded for its green office initiatives

26 December 2014

Airport Authority awarded for its green office initiatives

The AA was recently recognised in the Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS) organised by the World Green Organisation. The AA has adopted a series of green practices throughout its office, including switching off 80% of lights in the open areas of HKIA Tower during lunch time and donating used IT equipment to CARITAS. Recently, a series of innovative stickers were also posted throughout the AA office to raise staff awareness on green office practices.

Airport Authority awarded for its green office initiatives

12 December 2014

Members of the airport community visit EcoPark

On 24 November, the Airport Authority (AA) organised an environmental visit to EcoPark for representatives from seven airport business partners and staff from the AA. The group toured the EcoPark Visitor Centre, Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Company which recycles wooden pallets, wine boxes and other wood waste from HKIA, and South China Reborn Resources (Zhongshan) Company Limited which turned over 1,000 tonnes of HKIA's food waste into animal feed last year.

Members of the airport community visit EcoPark

28 November 2014

Airport Authority publishes sustainability Report 2013/14

The Airport Authority (AA) released its sustainability Report 2013/14 on 12 November 2014. With the title of "SUSTAINING OUR CAPACITY – Addressing Emerging Constraints", the report meets the Global Reporting Initiative Application Level A+, demonstrating the AA's commitment to continuous improvement and its efforts to increase transparency and accountability to stakeholders. Click here to read the report.

Airport Authority publishes sustainability Report 2013/14

14 November 2014

Airport Authority's new Environmental Plan

The AA has recently rolled out its revised 5-Year Environmental Plan. As the framework for environmental management of the AA, the plan includes a series of environmental initiatives in 11 aspects to support HKIA's pledge to be the world's greenest airport. The plan was transformed from its previous three-year cycle to a five-year cycle to further incorporate environmental considerations into the AA's corporate planning and master planning cycles.

Airport Authority's new Environmental Plan

31 October 2014

Airport Authority recognised for its energy saving achievements

The AA's optimum use of energy was recognised with an "Energy Saving Award of Excellence" at the 2014 GreenPlus Recognition Awards organised by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited. The AA is committed to improving energy efficiency at Hong Kong International Airport and seeks opportunities to save energy at its facilities. Click here for more details on the AA's energy saving efforts.

Energy Saving Award of Excellence

17 October 2014

Fourth Meeting of the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI-AP) Regional Environment Committee

The Airport Authority (AA) hosted the 4th Meeting of the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI-AP) Regional Environment Committee on 25 and 26 September 2014. More than 20 representatives from regional airports shared their views on topics including waste management, aircraft noise and CO2 emission management. The committee members also visited environmental facilities of HKIA including a zero-emission solar-powered passenger stairs.

Airport Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI-AP) Regional Environment Committee