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Airport Authority Releases Sustainability Report 2017/18


(HONG KONG, 19 March 2019)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) today released its Sustainability Report 2017/18. The report covers the AA’s sustainability performance in the fiscal year ending 31 March 2018 across four key pillars: “Our People”, “World-class Gateway”, “Our Future Airport” and “HK People’s Airport”.

The report features 10 interviews with AA staff, demonstrating how sustainability has been integrated into the AA’s business and operation. Highlights of the AA’s sustainability initiatives in the reporting year include:

  • The AA continues to apply innovative technologies to strengthen the safety and security of HKIA, and enhance passenger experience, including the introduction of e-Security Gates, Virtual Aircraft Loading Bridge Operation training facility, and smart luggage tag MyTAG.
  • Phase 1 of the Ground Services Equipment Pooling Scheme was implemented at the Midfield Apron to enhance the efficiency in aircraft ramp handling process and reduce emissions.
  • The AA rolled out a municipal solid waste (MSW) charging pilot scheme to prepare for the introduction of territory-wide MSW charging.
  • The EXTRA MILE project with three pilot programmes were launched in early 2018, bringing the AA, business partners and NGOs together to address social issues by creating employment and promoting upward social mobility while driving the development of HKIA and the society.
  • The Work Improvement Team programme was extended to cover all frontline staff to foster a culture of empowerment and innovation.

An external review committee was convened for the first time to provide independent feedback on the sustainability report. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s GRI Standards: Core option and the GRI G4 Airport Operators Sector Disclosures. It has also been independently verified by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency to provide greater transparency and accountability for the AA’s stakeholders.

The Sustainability Report 2017/18 is available at:

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