Environmental plan - GVA.CH

Objectives between now and 2016

Environmental objectives, which are fixed for a period of three years, are described together with the means to achieve them in a strategic document called the Environmental Plan. This is then broken down into yearly action plans.

Genève Aéroport is currently implementing the 2014 - 2016 environmental plan outlined below:

Noise Abatement

  • Soundproofing of dwellings in Switzerland and France

Air Quality - Surface Access

Greenhouse gas

  • Maitain the Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 3
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10.5 kg eq. CO2 per traffic unit


  • Increase the employee sustainable modal share to 40%
  • Increase the passenger sustainable modal share to 45%

Airside traffic

  • Increase the share of eco-friendly vehicles to 25%
  • Increase the share of Euro 4, 5, 6 adn Com 3 vehicles to 60%
  • Increase the share of diesel vehicles equipped with particulate filters to 25%

Energy Management

  • Reduce heat consumption by 5% compared with 2013
  • Reduce electricity consumption by 2% compared with 2013
  • Maintain the supply of naturemade star certified renewable energy at 12%
  • Increase the production of solar energy on site to 2 GWh

Water Management

  • Implemantation of the conept to drain surface run-off water from te Vengeron catchment basin as part of the framework for general drainage of water from the airpot

Soil Protection

  • Avoidance of soil contamination

Waste Management

  • The sorting rate reaches 43%
  • The amount of waste is cut to 0.30 kg per passenger

Major Risk Prevention

  • Enhancement of risk prevention in accordance with the ordinance on the prevention of major accidents (OPAM)

Natural Environment Protection

  • Maintaining the quality of the airport landscape and its surrounding
  • Control of the expansion of invasive plant species