SUSTAINABILITY MATTERSSan Diego County Regional Airport Authority's Sustainability Report For 2020-21
SocialWe promote equality, diversity, connectedness, and a good quality of life »
EconomicSan Diego International Airport, over $12 billion in annual economic while providing over 7,000 jobs »
EnvironmentalWe aim to operate our airport in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner »
A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD CHAIR & PRESIDENT / CEO
What a difference a year makes! This time last year, our terminals were quiet with more than two-thirds of our passengers staying home. Today, passengers are returning to the skies in significant numbers and the path forward for air travel recovery is coming into focus.
FROM RESILIENCE TO RECOVERY
Welcome to the 2020-21 Sustainability Report for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority the managing organization of San Diego International Airport (SAN). Each year, we re-affirm our commitment to sustainability through a rigorous review of regulatory compliance, continuous improvement, accountability and transparency in Environmental, Social and Economic performance, in accordance with Airport Authority Policy Section 8.31.
This year’s report traces our journey from the early months of the pandemic when resilience was the watchword, to the early signs of recovery and a healthier, safer future for the region.
This report is organized in three sections: Economic, Environmental and Social. The yardsticks for measuring our progress include our Organizational Strategic Plan (OSP), which sets forth our goals and strategies for the next five years; and the Sustainability Management Program (SMP), which provides a framework for tracking how we preserve precious environmental resources.
All of this information is processed through the lens of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to ensure consistency and clarity.
To learn more about the Airport Authority’s Sustainability Policy, click here.
We aim to operate our airport in a safe, secure, and environmentally sound manner that reduces our impact on the natural world. We do this by implementing our Sustainability Management Program (SMP) which is one of the initiatives listed within our Organizational Strategic Plan (OSP).
How SAN Leads in Sustainability
Employees continued a mindful approach to supporting sustainable practices at SAN throughout the pandemic. Brendan Reed, Director of Airport Planning & Environmental Affairs, shares what sustainability means, how employees adapted during COVID and what we do to lead in sustainability.