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BAC leads the way in sustainability on World Environment Day

MANAMA, June 5, 2024

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by reaffirming its commitment to environment leadership and sustainability.

As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, BAC has implemented a range of initiatives aimed at minimising the impact on the airport environment.

These initiatives include, completing the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Environmental Assessment program which targets the enhancement of airlines' environmental performance, positioning Bahrain International Airport to become the world's first airport to be certified under this prestigious framework.

Additionally, BAC recently participated in the ACI APEX Airport Excellence Program Review.

This independent third-party evaluation, conducted by experienced observers and experts from other airports, provided valuable insights for enhancing BIA's environmental management and governance.

The comprehensive review process assessed BIA's environmental factors and performance, offering recommendations to further strengthen the airport's sustainability efforts.

Furthermore, BAC is dedicated to the ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, To date, BAC has reduced carbon emissions by 178 tons through the upgrade of its artificial lighting infrastructure to energy-efficient LED technology.

Driven by its commitment to waste reduction, BAC said it is currently collaborating with the University of Bahrain on a ground-breaking study to quantify food waste streams generated within the airport's operations, laying the foundation for a comprehensive evaluation of the feasibility of converting this waste into valuable energy resources.

BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah said: "At BAC, our dedication to sustainability transcends mere compliance. It is an integral part of our ethos. As we commemorate World Environment Day, we want to emphasize the pivotal role each organization plays in sculpting a sustainable future for the next generations.” – TradeArabia News Service



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