Our Approach

Our Vision

To strengthen HKIA's capability to operate and grow profitably in a changing and challenging economic, ecological, technological and social environment, while developing a robust culture of sustainability throughout the organisation.

An Airport-wide Approach

An Airport-wide Approach

The Airport Authority (AA) is responsible for the operation and development of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). The delivery of the majority of services related to the airport's operational functions is outsourced to business partners, including franchisees, licensees and tenants. In view of that, the AA adopts an airport-wide approach to move beyond areas under its direct sphere of control and proactively engage airport business partners to work on various sustainability issues. Regular communication and engagement with the airport community is conducted through different channels.

HKIA Environmental E-newsletter

The quarterly environmental e-newsletter "Towards the Greenest Airport" aims to share and promote environmental initiatives from both the AA and its business partners at HKIA, making the airport community’s environmental efforts more visible.

Our environmental e-newsletters are available in HKIA Environmental E-newsletter.

Airport Community Environmental Forum

The AA conducts bi-annual meetings to engage airport business partners in the development and implementation of environmental initiatives at HKIA. External speakers are regularly invited to attend the meeting to share and exchange ideas on the latest environmental topics and issues. 

HKIA Sustainability Leaders Group 

Established in 2022, the Group includes sustainability leaders from key aviation-related business partners. It provides a platform for leaders to discuss common challenges and needs in implementing sustainability best practices, develop ideas for new sustainability programmes, and share information on the latest market trends that are applicable to HKIA. 

Aligning with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Aligning with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The AA has identified five UN SDGs that are strategically relevant for the organisation. We evaluate the alignment of goals, their constituent targets and indicators with our business activities, as well as our ability to deliver genuine and long-term impact. The five strategically relevant SDGs are:

SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

While offering and enabling economic opportunities at HKIA, we work towards a safe and secure working environment by promoting occupational health, safety and well-being, and a positive, inclusive workplace culture.

SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 

Through the continued development of HKIA as an international and regional hub for passengers and air cargo, AA supports economic development in Hong Kong and beyond.

AA adopts environmentally sound technologies and innovative solutions in the design and construction of airport building and facilities so they are more resilient and sustainable.

SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

As a major multi-modal transportation hub within Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, HKIA provides access to a safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport system for visitors and local residents alike.

SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

AA adopts a three-pronged approach to waste management which includes waste reduction at source, facilitation of recycling, and exploring alternative disposal options. Through the airport-wide food waste recycling and food donation programmes, we engage and collaborate with partners on waste reduction and efficient use of resources. We also set a target to increase the recyclables recovery rate by 25% by 2025 from a 2018 baseline.

SDG 13 – Climate Action

AA holistic approach includes the airport-wide HKIA 2050 Net Zero Carbon Pledge, with a midpoint target at 2035 which is supported by a number of strategies and plans to drive decarbonisation across the airport community and enhance HKIA’s climate resilience. An organisation-wide Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan was developed to address climate-related risks and opportunities. We also publish an annual Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Statement to report on our climate risk mitigation resilience strategy and efforts.

Details of AA’s sustainability performance and contributions to these five SDGs are reported in the latest Sustainability Report.