Africa Company South Africa's Environmental Policy
Airports Company South Africa's Environmental policy forms the basis for environmental management at
its airports. The policy established the principles of sustainable use at its
airports, from which objectives, targets and action plans are developed. The
policy has been developed in accordance with principles outlined in the ISO 1400
I standard and has been endorsed by the Managing Director.
Airports Company South Africa's Policy Statement
Airports Company South Africa, as a world-class airport operator acknowledges
that airport activities and operations may have diverse impacts on the
environment and therefore accepts our stewardship role of responsible care for
the environment. Consequently, we are committed to implementing and maintaining
an Environmental Management System (EMS).
To achieve this, Airports Company South Africa is committed to:
Implementing and maintaining an EMS in accordance with the principles
outlined in the ISO 14001 standard.
Complying with relevant environmental legislation, associated regulations
and other applicable requirements.
Providing a framework for setting and reviewing Objectives and Targets.
Providing measures to prevent environmental pollution resulting from airport
activities and operations.
Monitoring and measuring significant environmental aspects and impacts of
airport activities and operations.
Ensuring that all Airports Company South Africa employees, operators, and
contractors that fall within the scope of the EMS are aware of the environmental
aspects and impacts associated with their activities and operations and of the
requirements of the EMS.
Conducting regular audits of our Environmental Management System to ensure
its adequacy and effectiveness.
Ensuring continual improvement of our environmental performance.
The scope of the Environmental Management System extends to all Airports
Company South Africa buildings, infrastructure and geographical areas within
which Airports Company South Africa operates its aeronautical business. Airports
Company South Africa managers and staff acknowledge that the implementation of
this Environmental Policy is their responsibility and are committed to it. This
policy shall be reviewed by management on an annual basis and made available to
any interested parties on request.
Environmental Management System
Airports Company South Africa maintains a Corporate Environmental Management System (EMS), which has
been developed in accordance with the principles outlined in the ISO 14001
standard. The EMS provides the 'system by which long term and daily
environmental management can be planned, implemented and reviewed, in a cycle of
Airports Company South Africa's EMS comprises of the following main components:
Planning, including environmental aspects and risks
identification and assessment, objectives, targets and action plans
Implementation and Operation, including environmental
responsibilities, training and awareness, communication, documentation and
operational control, and emergency preparedness and response
Checking and Corrective Action, including monitoring,
assessment and auditing, and
ISO 14001 Certification
In 2011 Cape Town International Airport, Port Elizabeth International
Airport, Upington International Airport, East London and George Airport were ISO
Bird and Wildlife Management
In 1998, Airports Company South Africa entered into a partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust
to minimise bird strikes and other contact with wildlife by applying
environmentally sensitive management techniques.