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Message from the CEO the airport by 2012. In addition to day-to-day office use
and corporate publications, recycled paper is now being
In a year in which our airport is celebrating its 10th used for all corporate correspondence.
birthday, I am proud to present to you the 13th issue of We continue to implement an annual Local
Athens International Airport’s publication “Care for the Communities Action Plan with projects aiming to
Environment”, which describes our Company's promote social, educational, cultural, athletic and other
initiatives to address all environmental challenges in a activities in collaboration with our neighbours. AIA
responsible and effective manner. continues to strongly support the restoration and
promotion of the Vravrona wetlands. In 2010, we
2010 was a difficult year for Greece and this was supported the construction of the first-ever in Greece
reflected in airport traffic. The number of passengers footpath created specifically to facilitate site visits for
dropped 5% in comparison to 2009 while the the visually impaired, installation of fencing as well as
corresponding decline in aircraft movements was just maintenance of the existing footpaths.
under 9%. Despite these difficult economic conditions, With our continuing commitment to responsible
AIA's commitment to environmental protection environmental management in mind, I present you with
remains as strong as ever. our latest issue of "We Care for the Environment".

Our Environmental Management System, which Dr Yiannis N. Paraschis
addresses the full range of environmental issues
associated with the operation of an airport (noise, air
quality, climate change, water, waste, natural
environment), successfully passed its annual assessment
by an independent certification body.

In 2010,AIA stepped up its commitment to reducing its
contribution to climate change by upgrading to Level 2
(Reduction) of the voluntary programme Airport
Carbon Accreditation of ACI Europe. This involved
setting a target of reducing the Airport Company's
carbon emissions by 25% by the year 2020 using the
year 2005 as a baseline. This will require further
enhancing our efforts to limit consumption of
electricity, natural gas and other fuels.

The Noise Abatement Procedures were revised in close
collaboration with all stakeholders in order to further
reduce noise annoyance in local communities.

We achieved a recycling rate of 40%, bringing us closer
to our goal of recycling 50% of all waste generated at
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