Environmental Plan - GVA.CH

Objectives between now and 2013

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

  • Reduction of exhaust emissions from vehicle operating on the airport
  • Reduction of exhaust emissions from parked aircraft
  • Participation in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme
  • Increase of the rate of sustainable transport use by airport staff
  • Increase of the rate of sustainable transport use by airport passengers
  • Strengthened surface access to the airport by sustainable modes of transport

Energy Management

  • Reduction of energy consumption by 10%
  • Optimisation of energy costs
  • Guarantee of highest quality energy supply

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 and mapping of pollution
  • Achievement of a new soil monitoring campaign

Waste Management

  • Strengthening, monitoring and optimisation of sorting of waste procedures ont he whole airport site
  • Extension of the ''polluter pays'' principle on the whole airport site

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