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Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) undertakes
several key environmental initiatives, highlighted below, to ensure
that the company maintains its environmental compliance as well as
its proactive position of sustainable management.
In January 2011, CIAL's Executive Management Team endorsed the
company's sustainability policy to view this please see our
downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
In January 2008, CIAL became the first airport company in
the Southern Hemisphere to attain certified carbon neutral status,
and we have retained this every year since.
To minimise the effects of airport noise CIAL is developing a Noise Management Plan.
The airport takes steps to minimise the impact of its activities on groundwater quality and quantity.
CIAL's approach to waste management is based on the principles of the waste hierarchy to reduce, re-use, recycle, recover and manage waste.
CIAL minimises energy consumption through the pursuit of energy efficient practices.
The airport company ensures that it complies with its air discharge resource consents.
Wildlife control measures such as bird control, are required to maintain a safe operating airport.