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Auckland International Airport Limited (AIA)
is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
About Auckland International Airport
Auckland Airport is the major connection between the world and "the land of the long white cloud".
It is where New Zealand touches the world - welcoming visitors and farewelling friends.
Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport) was formed in 1988, when the New Zealand Government corporatised the management of Auckland International Airport. In 1998, the Government sold down its shareholding, and Auckland Airport became the fifth airport company in the world to be publicly listed.
Auckland Airport has been voted as one of the 10 best airports in the world twice in the past 3 years, and is a major driver of the economy. Auckland Airport generates billions of dollars for the economy, creating thousands of jobs, and making a vital contribution to New Zealand trade and tourism by strengthening connections with the world.
Over 70 per cent of visitors enter or leave New Zealand via Auckland Airport, which handles over 14 million passengers a year. More than 20 international airlines serve Auckland Airport, Australasia's second busiest international airport, after Sydney.
As New Zealand's major transport hub, Auckland Airport is investing in an airport and traveller experience that all New Zealanders can be proud of.
Auckland Airport is continually developing the capacity and services to ensure it will sustainably cope with an anticipated 24 million passengers a year by 2025, reflecting New Zealand's growing popularity as one of the world's leading tourism destinations.
Managing their Business Responsibly
Being a responsible business is part of Auckland Airport's DNA. It underpins their primary focus of making journeys better. It not only helps us to make a positive long-term contribution to New Zealand and Auckland, but also makes good business sense. By respecting people, the community and the environment they are able to grow their business sustainably and create value for all of their stakeholders in the long term.
Actively Engaging with their Stakeholders
Auckland International Airport are committed to actively engaging with all of their stakeholders. This means listening and responding to the concerns of local, national and global communities and ensuring a two-way dialogue. They undertook an extensive stakeholder consultation process in 2012 and this has informed their social responsibility action plan, helping them to prioritise their key activities.
Auckland International Airport key stakeholders include local communities and iwi, business partners and industry participants, the government and local authorities, their customers and employees. The consultation included staff workshops; media engagement (through newspapers, magazines and social media); and face-to-face meetings with the key groups. Responses to their consultation process were collated and discussed with the Leadership Team using international best practice sustainability reporting tools produced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This was an extensive process which took over 12 months and resulted in a comprehensive understanding of their key priority areas.
Prioritising their Key Issues
Auckland International Airport have identified the following 11 'material' elements for their sustainability policy:
- Economic Contribution
- Energy and Fuel efficiency
- Sustainable transport
- Community and Iwi engagement
- Waste minimisationCulture and heritage
- Supply Chain engagement
- Water conservation
- Airport development and urban design
- Environmental Protection
- Aircraft noise
Auckland Airport is focused on growing faster, aiming higher and becoming stronger as New Zealand's premier transport and business hub. Underpinning this strategy is a focus on operating responsibly, to protect safety and the interests of local communities and the environment. Their social responsibility action plan identifies their key business targets to 2020, and outlines the key issues they need to overcome. Auckland Airport are pleased that their work in this area has been recognised through inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past two years. They have been Earthcheck Silver certified since 2010. Earthcheck is the leading sustainability certification for the tourism and travel industry. Auckland Airport has also been a member of the FTSE4Good since 2008.
A Sustainability Forum has been formed to focus on the management of sustainability at the Airport. This forum is chaired by the company's Sustainability Manager and includes representatives from every division within the business. It reports directly to the Leadership Team on progress and performance on a six monthly basis. However in practice, acting responsibly is the role of every employee at the Airport, and we have worked to ensure that sustainability is fully integrated into their business.
Auckland International Airport Limited
Ray Emery Drive
New Zealand, 2150
+64 9 275 0789
Fax: +64 9 275 5835
The General Overview, Services, Products and Projects information for this profile was last edited on 05 Jun 2015.