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Salvador Airport receives a new award for environmental measures

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This Thursday (22), Salvador Bahia Airport, a member of the VINCI Airports network, received the Via Viva 2020 Award – Airway category awarded by the Ministry of Infrastructure in recognition of the environmental measures developed. The new title comes five months after the airport was named by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) to be the most enduring of all in the country.

When choosing Salvador airport, the Environmental Performance Index (IDA) in the aviation sector was taken into account, which monitors the implementation of sustainable measures and environmental protection measures at Brazilian airports. The award took place as part of the Via Viva, a transport infrastructure seminar sponsored by the Ministry of Infrastructure and recognized for promoting discussion on socio-ecological issues. This year, due to the pandemic, there were practically activities that focused on three sub-axes (green finance, resilience and low carbon).

The award was received by the environmental manager at Salvador Bahia Airport, Rodrigo Tavares, who spoke about the VINCI Airports Group’s commitment to sustainability. “Our desire is to further reduce the environmental impact of our activities as we understand that the environment and the economy go hand in hand,” he said.

Green airport

Since its integration into VINCI airports, Salvador Airport has invested in initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and conserve natural resources. The measures are based on VINCI Airports’ global environmental policy, Air Pact, which sets sustainable goals for its airports based on its commitment to environmental protection.

Salvador Airport was a pioneer in Brazil in terms of not producing wastewater (100% of wastewater is treated and converted into reusable water) and not dumping solid waste in landfills in order to recover any waste generated. This latest achievement is one of Air Pact’s goals for 2030, but was already achieved by Salvador Bahia Airport in 2020. With the equipment, the first solar system was installed at airports in the country with 4 2 MW output to cover 30% of the energy consumption of the passenger terminal.

In addition, the airport has achieved level 2 of the ACA certification (Airport Carbon Accreditation), which was granted by the Airport Council International (ACI) and which recognizes the progress made in reducing its carbon footprint.

These and other initiatives have given Salvador Bahia Airport the title of “Most Sustainable Aerodrome”, awarded by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) in 2019, in addition to international recognitions such as the “ACI-LAC Green Airport Recognition”. due to the energy efficiency work and risk management of the fauna it has developed.

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