Salvador Bahia Airport is Brazil’s most sustainable gateway
According to a new survey by the country’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Salvador Bahia Airport is the most sustainable gateway in Brazil.
Salvador Bahia, part of the VINCI Airports’ network of airports, has been recognised by ANAC for its waste management; energy efficiency; solid waste management; and efforts to protect local wildlife and flora and fauna.
“We are aligned with VINCI Airports’ global environmental policy,” enthuses Salvador Bahia Airport’s chief executive officer, Julio Ribas.
“Utilising new technologies, improving processes and engaging employees in favour of sustainability are pillars that have been part of our commitment since we took over the concession of the airport terminal.”
Ribas notes that Salvador Bahia has also been recognised as a ‘green airport’ by the ACI-Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI –LAC) and achieved Level 2 status in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
“The latest award is recognition is the result of unremitting, collective work carried out daily, in a planned, careful and strategic way,” says the airport’s environmental manager, Rodrigo Tavares.
ANAC’s award for being the ‘Most Sustainable Aerodrome in Brazil in 2019’ is based on its efforts/success in 36 different criteria that include water, power and waste management, climate change, atmospheric emissions, noise, soil, fauna, and flora as well as environmental awareness-raising and organisational management.
Since joining the VINCI Airports network 2018, Salvador Bahia has become the first airport in Brazil not send any waste to a landfill site; a 100% LED-lighting airport; and 100% manage and recycle waste water.
Next on the agenda are plans to complete the installation of a 4.2 MW solar park on the airport site.