TAV Airports demonstrates its resolve to play an active role in the environmental transformation of the aviation industry by incorporating sustainability into its business strategy.
In line with the joint commitments in the Airports for Trust declaration, environmental programs complying with circular economy principles and including improvements for waste management and decarbonization processes were prepared by subsidiaries.
Within the scope of combatting the climate crisis and energy management, TAV Airports applies the Greenhouse Gas Management System at the airports it operates in order to fulfil its commitments, including ground handling operations.
The greenhouse gas inventories prepared on the basis of airport and ground handling services are verified and registered annually by an independent audit company in accordance with the international ISO 14064-1 standard. TAV Airports’ combustion emissions (Scope 1), energy-related emissions (Scope 2), and Scope 1 and Scope 2 emission calculations (Scope 3) of stakeholders across the airports are also evaluated for verification.
Management systems covering the stages of creating, measuring, monitoring, reducing, and neutralizing the greenhouse gas inventory are also certified under the ACI Europe Airport Carbon Accreditation program.
TAV Airports committed to and began activities in 2022 with the goal of including all airports it operates into the ACI Europe Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. For all airports, the process has already begun.
All airports operated by TAV in Türkiye have participated to the program. In addition to our collaboration with ACI for airport carbon accreditation, we also cooperate in various dimensions (circular economy, diversity, comprehensiveness, etc.) of sustainability with Sustainable Development Association (SKD) of which we are a member and the UN Global Compact (UNGC).
In order to build the bridge between businesses and sustainable development goals, and to strengthen the role of businesses in sustainable development, we are a member of the Business for Goals Platform established by TUSIAD, TURKONFED and UNDP.
TAV Airports is a member of the Green Transformation Commission, which was established to perform activities for increasing awareness in green transformation, developing a consensus, and designing projects in parallel with the EU Green Deal goal of “creating jobs and improving quality of life by reducing emissions,” as stated by TURKONFED.
Supporting its environmental commitments with low-carbon technology and infrastructure investments, TAV Airports’ ground handling services administration building and warehouse at Istanbul Airport were designed and commissioned with sustainable design, construction, and operation criteria and have a LEED Certificate (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Additionally, the Company published its energy efficiency and decarbonization targets with its 2022-2025 Decarbonization Roadmap and “Energy
Savings and Renewable Energy Supply with ISO 50001 Energy Management System, Solar Energy, LED Lighting Transformation, Battery-driven Vehicles, Building Management Systems.”
At TAV Airports, Environmental Management Systems which include systematic processes to minimize, manage, and monitor environmental risks that arise during operations are operated.
With the management system, which is the critical application tool for environmental sustainability, the aim is to share and calibrate TAV Airports’ experience in environmental management with all Group companies.
With an increasing awareness on the impacts and dependencies regarding biodiversity in the operation areas and in compliance with Groupe ADP, TAV Airports disclosed its commitments for the protection of
biodiversity through Act4nature International. The process design is aimed to assess the biodiversity footprint of its main activities and to incorporate biodiversity into operational decision-making processes. TAV Airports Holding’s biodiversity strategy is based on minimizing impact during operations. Combatting climate change is one of its main principles. The most visible and direct impact of climate change is on biodiversity. Focusing on biodiversity, national/international regulations/laws are followed in terms of protecting biodiversity. The primary goals are biodiversity protection, avoidance strategies, methods for minimizing negative impacts on biodiversity, and environmental impact reduction measures.