Prince Edward Island’s Charlottetown Airport Authority (CAA) has unveiled its first ever sustainability plan

The plan, intended to mitigate the environmental impact of YYG Charlottetown Airport’s operations and foster a more sustainable aviation sector, will run from 2024-2028.

A comprehensive strategy designed to reduce carbon emissions and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Canadian organisation and its operations, the new plan also to be a model corporate citizen that is inclusive, contributes to the community, and showcases best practices in governance.

Highlights of the sustainability plan

– Climate Change: Interim Target to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 15% per passenger by 2028 (from the baseline year of 2017) while significantly expanding the airport terminal footprint and a long-term target to be Net Zero by 2050 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions

– Community Relations: Increased financial support for community programmes and organisations and provide a mechanism to support employees for volunteer opportunities with community organisations

– Diversity & Inclusion: Train all CAA staff and transportation providers on the new Canadian Airport Accessibility Training programme and ensure that all CAA employees participate in DEI training

– Risk & Crisis Management: Conduct a climate change risk assessment and adaptation plan and develop a cybersecurity roadmap.

“CAA is proud to unveil our Sustainability Plan, which reflects our commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible business practices. By prioritising sustainability, we aim to not only reduce our environmental footprint but also inspire positive change within the aviation industry and our community,” said Doug Newson, Charlottetown Airport Authority CEO.

Last year 402,000 passengers travelled through YYG Charlottetown Airport, generating over $100m in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island, the authority said.

Electric vehicle charging points at YYG
Electric vehicle charging points at YYG Charlottetown Airport Authority