Environment, Health and Safety Management

Our Commitment Toward Environment Protection
We are committed to the protection of Queen Alia International Airport environment by ensuring the compliance with all relevant environmental laws and regulations
We strive to minimize adverse impacts on the environment through pollution prevention and emissions reduction in order to create and maintain an eco-friendly airport.
We are committed to continuous environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future for Queen Alia International Airport operations
for any suggestion or comment related to Airport Environment, you can contact us on ehs@aig.aero.
 
Staff Health Protection
We are committed to protecting the health of our employees, contractors, customers and visitors. By implementing workplace safety control measures in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, we minimize staff injuries as per Airport International Group (AIG) objectives and target plans, ensuring effective implementation of these measures through regular checks and tests.
To provide feedback on occupational health and safety measures at Queen Alia International Airport, please contact us at ehs@aig.aero.
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Airport Carbon Accreditation
Airport International Group (AIG) continually aspires to reduce the environmental impact of Queen Alia International Airport’s (QAIA) operations, in the present day and the future. We believe it is our duty to safeguard the environment, a practice that is also in the best interest of our stakeholders.
As part of the Company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, and to reflect our commitment to the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation, a comprehensive energy and carbon reduction plan is being implemented, which aims to reduce QAIA’s operations’ climate change impact per passenger. The plan addresses significant energy consumption aspects related to the operations of the Airport, with a focus on electricity consumption, as 98% of the Airport’s energy consumption is attributed to electricity consumption.
We have made numerous investments in the reduction of our energy consumption, and have achieved the reduction of like for like consumption by 4.67%, compared to 2016, with an average reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to  7.8% for the period between 2014 till 2017, It is also  worth to mention that the for the same period(2014-2017)AIG saved around 1.5 million USD in energy cost.
 The target for 2018 is to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission by an additional 1%.
 
In March 2017, Airport International Group (AIG), succeeded in renewing and maintaining its ACA level three certification, with a plan to achieve level three plus (3+) of the ACA (Carbon OFFSET) in the near future.
As part of its Carbon management, Airport International Group (AIG) has established two round-the-clock air quality monitoring stations, which monitor the air quality at the Airport, as per the JCARC301 and Jordanian national regulations.
 
Air Quality
At Queen Alia International Airport, we are committed to complying with the statutory air quality criteria; we operate air quality stations for real-time monitoring.
 
Noise Control
At QAIA, we are committed to complying with regulatory standards, through the following practices:
1. Regularly updating noise contour maps to ensure proper land-use planning, as per JCARC 150 and Airport Noise Compatibility Planning.
2. Monitoring noise levels in different working areas to ensure a safe working environment. 
 
Waste Management
We have an Integrated Waste Management System in place, with the following core functionalities:
- Segregation of hazardous waste from non-hazardous waste, and the disposal of hazardous waste as per Ministry of Environment requirements, including but not limited to regulations regarding the handling, storage and packaging of waste. Our recycling of hazardous waste is limited to the recycling of materials as approved by the Ministry of Environment, such as tires, batteries and oil-related waste. Moreover, a dedicated storage area is also available for the storage of hazardous waste
- Implementation of a waste recycling program, carried out inside the terminals and different Airport International Group (AIG) facilities. The program primarily covers materials such as carton/wood and glass/aluminum, in addition to negligible amounts of other types of waste.
- In 2017, segregation rates reached 13% of total waste segregated, compared to 3% in 2014, which marks a significant improvement. We are currently working to minimize the consumption of paper at Airport International Group (AIG) offices.
- Collection of non-hazardous waste (excluding construction waste), in specified containers and the disposal of them in a licensed landfill.
- Disposal of sludge (waste generated from the wastewater treatment process). Prior to its disposal, tests are conducted to determine the sludge’s quality, as per relevant Jordanian standards. Based on the test results, the sludge is disposed of in either a municipality landfill or a hazardous waste treatment center.
- Airport International Group (AIG) is currently working with ground handlers on JCARC301 requirements related to cabin waste segregation, wherein the Airport operator supports the process by proposing a method in order to proceed, and the ground handlers are responsible for the actual segregation. 
 
Water Management
Queen Alia International Airport relies on two primary sources of potable water: groundwater wells and third party vendors. Monitoring programs are implemented on site to verify water quality and to ensure its compliance with relevant Jordanian standards. Testing is performed by an external, well-reputed objective party.
 
Waste Water Management
The Airport’s wastewater treatment system is designed to treat the domestic wastewater generated from different activities within the Queen Alia International Airport premises. A monitoring program has been implemented onsite to ensure the quality of the treated wastewater and to ensure its compliance with relevant Jordanian standards. The treated wastewater is reused in our irrigation system to irrigate all of the Airport’s greenery.
 
Spill control instruction:
Oil/fuel leakage and spillage are the most common types of incidents at Queen Alia International Airport, mainly occurring in airport aprons (i.e. the tarmac) due to the presence of ground support equipment or as a result of the aircraft fueling process. Spill control instructions have been developed and communicated to staff, with spill kits provided onsite to support the instructions’ implementation.
 
Wildlife Hazard Management
At Queen Alia International Airport, we are committed to the use of wildlife hazard control best practices in order to ensure aviation safety. Accordingly, our wildlife hazard management plan is developed and reviewed regularly
 
Soil contamination control
On a regular basis, soil samples are collected from different locations, such as the areas surrounding underground fuel tanks, to identify any possible traces of contamination.
 
Occupational health and safety instruction:
As per Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment for activities under the direct control of Airport International Group (AIG), safety instructions have been developed under the airport’s broader environmental health and safety procedures, communicated to staff through posters, training, meetings, etc.
Regular checks are conducted to ensure effective implementation.
For other activities related to contractors and concessionaires, please refer to the ‘Environment & Safety Handbook’, which was developed to communicate the airport’s environmental health and safety requirements to its external stakeholders.
Kindly note that any new investor intending to work within Queen Alia International Airport and/or within the premises of Airport International Group (AIG) must be in possession of a current work permit detailing the operations security and EHS requirements.