Approach to Environmental Management

Our pledge to become the world’s greenest airport serves as a goal and a driver to continuously improve HKIA’s environmental performance. Recognising that a significant proportion of HKIA’s footprint is derived from our airport business partners, we work closely with them, evolving our best practice airport-wide approach to develop solutions to environmental issues that are both easy to implement and deliver real value. AAHK administers a range of programmes to reduce HKIA’s environmental footprint in carbon and energy management, waste and biodiversity.

At the wider aviation industry level, AAHK participates in the global dialogue supporting the sustainable development of aviation and airports. We work closely with airports and trade associations, including as Chair of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Environment Standing Committee and representation on the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Environment Committee. We actively promote our unique airport-wide approach, as we believe this is practical and effective tool to facilitate the accelerated reduction of footprint at airports, especially where many key operational functions are outsourced. These strategic partnerships enable us to collaborate on and build capacity to meet our global challenges.

Approach to environmental management

AAHK adopts an airport-wide approach to work closely with its business partners, suppliers and contractors, passengers, the local community, regulators and other stakeholders to accelerate the rate of environmental footprint reduction across HKIA.


World’s Greenest Airport Pledge

Pledged to make HKIA the world’s greenest airport in 2012. This serves as a goal and a driver to continuously improve HKIA’s environmental performance.

Management Commitment

Corporate Environmental Policy

Demonstrates AAHK’s commitment to environmental management and define the key focus areas.

Implementation Tool

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

An environmental management system involving all AAHK departments to manage, measure and continuously improve our performance.

Implementation Tool

Five-Year Environmental Plan

The Five-Year Environmental Plan sets out the actions and timeline in pursuit of the world’s greenest airport pledge.