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It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the 14th Our commitment to developing cleaner sources of
issue of Athens International Airport’s (AIA) energy led to the construction of an 8.05 MWp
publication “Care for the Environment”, which photovoltaic park, the largest unified facility at an
describes our Company’s efforts to protect the airport worldwide. The park, which came online in the
environment in a responsible and effective manner. summer of 2011, covers an area of 160,000 m2, is
comprised of 28,740 panels, generates enough
The economic crisis continued to negatively impact air electricity to cover 10% of the entire airport
traffic at a number of European airports including community's needs and avoids the emission of
Athens. approximately 11,000 tonnes of CO2.

We have not, however, allowed this situation to affect In these challenging times, our support of local
our commitment to environmental protection. The full communities has taken on new importance. Our projects
range of environmental issues associated with the supporting social, educational, cultural, athletic and other
operation of an airport (noise, air quality, water, waste, activities are implemented through our Local
natural environment, climate change) are addressed by Communities Action Plan in close collaboration with our
our Environmental Management System, which neighbors. In 2011, AIA completed the construction of its
successfully passed its annual audit by an independent 6th park outside the airport fence in the Municipality of
certification body. Spata-Artemida. The park, which includes extensive
walking and cycling paths, a children's playground and
Our Climate Change Corporate Action Plan, in its open area for different activities as well as more than
fourth year of implementation, continues to bear 5,000 newly planted trees and shrubs, brings the total
fruit as the company has managed to reduce its green area delivered by our Company to local
carbon footprint by 19% in comparison to the communities to 84,000 m2.
baseline year of 2005. We also managed to exceed
our self-imposed target of a 50% recycling rate (by With these and many other environmental initiatives in
2012), recycling 51% of all waste produced at the mind, I present you with our latest issue of “Care for
airport in 2011. the Environment”

DrYiannis N. Paraschis

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