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Message from the CEO our noise monitoring system on the airport's web site as
well as to register noise complaints. In addition, recycling
It gives me great pleasure to present to you the 12th issue of the non-hazardous waste generated at the airport
of Athens International Airport’s publication “Care for reached 41%, bringing us closer to our target of 50%
the Environment”, which summarises our Company's recycling by 2012.
initiatives and programmes for responsible and effective
environmental protection. Our annual community relations programme was
successfully implemented in cooperation with local
Passenger traffic at the airport recorded a small decline municipalities. Our initiatives included the renovation of
in 2009 (-1.5% in comparison with 2008), the second a school as well as the construction of a children's
smallest decline amongst airports in Europe. Remarkably, playground and small park in the Municipality of Artemis.
our airport was the only in Europe to record growth in Further to our adoption of the neighbouring Vravrona
the number of flights (+5.4%) in a year called one of the wetlands, we joined forces with other members of the
worst ever for civil aviation by the International Air airport community to remove several tonnes of waste
Transport Association. from the site on the occasion of World Environment Day
Caring for the environment is a long-standing strategic
choice of the Airport Company. Since the founding of the Corporate responsibility is an integral component of our
Airport Company, we have addressed all issues related to corporate strategy, and we are especially proud for
environmental management that concern the region in having been ranked by Accountability Rating (Greece) -
which the Airport operates (soil, air, water, noise, etc.), for the third year in a row - as one of the 5 most
while more recently we have intensified our efforts in responsible companies among the 100 largest enterprises
areas related to climate change. active in Greece.

As such, the year 2009 marked the second year of In light of the continuing commitment of Athens
implementation of our Climate Change Corporate International Airport towards responsible environmental
Action Plan, the highlight of which was gaining policy, I present you with our latest issue of "We Care for
accreditation in Airport Carbon Accreditation, a the Environment".
voluntary carbon emissions management and reduction
programme launched by Airports Council International Dr Yiannis N. Paraschis
(ACI) - Europe, which our airport helped design and
develop. We constructed the first-ever carbon footprint
for our company, which was successfully verified and
certified by an external auditor.

Our Environmental Management System was recertified
through 2013 following a comprehensive audit. One of the
important programmes carried out in 2009 has provided
citizens with the opportunity to view data from
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