Three biggest TAV airports in Turkey amongst world’s most environmentally friendly
ISTANBULIstanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara Esenboğa Airport and İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, all run by Turkish airport operator TAV, are among the world’s most environmentally friendly, the company said in a written statement to mark its Sustainability Report.
The report, prepared in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 standards, was released online, while the brochure including summarized information about the report was published on recyclable paper, the company stated on Sept. 23. It added that all carbon emissions resulting from the publishing process had been neutralized.
“Today, the TAV-operated Istanbul Atatürk, İzmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa airports have optimized and neutralized their carbon emissions and are listed among the top environmentally-friendly airports in Europe. In 2015 alone, we reduced our carbon emissions by an amount equal to the yearly consumption of 947 houses. Also, Enfidha Airport in Tunisia became the first airport participating in the program from the Africa continent,” said TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Şener.
As the first company in Turkey that reported to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Water Program, TAV said it had increased its CDP Climate Change Program carbon disclosure score from 64 to 89.
During the reported period, TAV decreased 2,266 tons of carbon emission at its Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir airports, which is equal to removing approximately 479 vehicles from traffic for a year, the statement said.
TAV has been releasing its sustainability performance since 2010, according to the statement. It was listed among 15 companies that met the Borsa Istanbul (BIST) Sustainability Index criteria in 2014, and the company also secured its place at the top of the BIST Corporate Governance Index as TAV is one of the companies with the highest corporate governance rate in Turkey.