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

  • Continue the soundproofing programme in neighbouring municipalities (Switzerland and France)
  • Renew the automatic aircraft noise measurement and identification system
  • Contain the number of noise complaints

Air quality and greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gases

  • Maintain the Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 3
  • 10.5 kg eq. CO2 per traffic unit


  • 40% of sustainable modal share for employees
  • 45% of sustainable modal share for passengers

Airside traffic

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

Energy Management

  • 5% of reduction in heat consumption compared to 2013
  • 2% of reduction in electricity consumption compared to 2013
  • 12% of naturemade star certified renewable energy
  • 2 GWh of solar energy produced on site

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

Waste Management

  • 43% of sorting rate
  • 0.30 kg of waste 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