Aerodom, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, received ISO 14001: 2015 certification from Aenor for its environmental management system at two international airports in the Dominican Republic.
ISO 14001: 2015 certification guarantees the deployment of an effective environmental management system at Las Americas (SDQ) and La Isabela (JBQ) international airports.
To obtain certification, the system must sustainably and continuously reduce the environmental footprint of airport activities, involve all partners and employees in a common objective and take into account the expectations of stakeholders.
In addition, the environmental management system should ensure regulatory compliance of airport activities in order to limit environmental effects and risks.
Aerodom CEO MÃ³nika Infante HenrÃquez said: âA sustainable airport is always looking for ways to reduce or even neutralize the impact of its activity on the environment. With the support of our parent company VINCI Airports, we have placed this consideration at the heart of our approach. We are proud to receive this ISO 14001 certification for SDQ and JBQ, which confirms that we have an environmental management system in accordance with international best practices.
In accordance with VINCI’s environmental strategy, Aerodom has taken several measures such as minimizing water consumption, preserving biodiversity and green spaces, developing renewable energies, etc.
Around six airports managed by the company reduced their COâ emissions for each passenger by 20% between 2017 and 2019.
In addition, Aerodom has deployed photovoltaic (PV) production systems in all its facilities with a capacity of 6.8 MW.
Last week, Lyon-Saint ExupÃ©ry Airport (LYS) in France, VINCI Airports’ innovation center of excellence, announced its intention to implement the new Smart Welcome solution for passengers.
The solution offers a âphygitalâ reception to passengers and will be accessible via a digital platform thanks to QR codes positioned in the terminals.