Aerodom, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, has received the ISO 14001:2015 certification from Aenor for its environmental management system at two international airports in the Dominican Republic.
The ISO 14001:2015 certification ensures the deployment of the effective environmental management system at Las Americas (SDQ) and La Isabela (JBQ) international airports.
To receive the certification, the system should sustainably and continuously cut down the environmental footprint of the airport’s activities, involve all partners and employees in a common goal and consider the stakeholders’ expectations.
In addition, the environmental management system should ensure regulatory compliance of the airport’s activities to limit environmental effects and risks.
Aerodom managing director Mónika Infante Henríquez said: “A sustainable airport is always looking for ways to reduce or even neutralise 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 line with the best international practice.”
According to the VINCI environmental strategy, Aerodom has taken several measures such as minimising water consumption, ensuring biodiversity and green spaces, developing renewable energy and more.
Around six airports managed by the company decreased their CO₂ emissions for each passenger by 20% between 2017 and 2019.
Furthermore, Aerodom has deployed photovoltaic (PV) production systems in all its installations with a capacity of 6.8MW.
Last week, Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) in France, a VINCI Airports innovation centre of excellence, announced its plans to introduce the new Smart Welcome solution for passengers.
The solution offers a ‘phygital’ welcome to passengers and will be accessible via a digital platform through QR codes positioned in the terminals.