The Airport Authority Hong Kong ( AAHK) and 40 business partners Tuesday pledged to make Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) the world's greenest airport, the first commitment of its kind worldwide.
The airport community announced at a ceremony Tuesday it achieved a 10 percent reduction in carbon intensity in 2011, on track with its goal pledged in 2010 to lower HKIA's carbon intensity 25 percent from 2008 emission levels by 2015.
The airport community has carried out more than 300 green initiatives to achieve the 10 percent reduction, including installing LEDs, improving chiller systems, introducing more energy-efficient vehicles and launching green educational programs.
LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet Hong Kong Limited and Asia Airfreight Terminal Company were recognized with "Most Effective Carbon Reduction" gold, silver and bronze awards respectively for their individual achievements in carbon reduction.
Chairman of the AAHK Marvin Cheung said today's pledge to become the world's greenest airport marks a big step forward, putting HKIA at the forefront worldwide by providing a delightful airport experience and delivering exemplary environmental performance.