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 further reduce the environmental impact of QAIA operations, now and in the future. We believe it is our duty to safeguard the environment, which is in the best interests of all our key stakeholders.

As part of the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability and to reflect our commitment to the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation, we are implementing a comprehensive energy and carbon reduction plan that aims to reduce the climate change impact of QAIA operations 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.

In March 2016, Queen Alia International Airport successfully upgraded its Airport Carbon Accreditation level, progressing from Level Two, Reduction, to Level Three, Optimization. This was achieved after fulfilling all necessary requirements for this stage, which mainly entails the demonstration of carbon emission reduction (as per the carbon reduction plan developed during Level Two) and the involvement of key stakeholders.

  Average 2012-2014      2015 Reduction achieved
Carbon footprint per passenger (Kg CO2 Equivalent per passenger) 4.38 KG CO2 3.59 KG CO2

0.37

9% reduction

 

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 Queen Alia International Airport, we are committed to complying with regulatory standards, through:

1. Regularly updating noise contour maps to ensure proper land-use planning, as per JCARC 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning.

 

2. Monitoring noise levels in different working areas to ensure a safe work environment. 

 

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Waste Management

We have in place an Integrated Waste Management System, with the following core functions:

- Segregation of hazardous waste from nonhazardous waste and 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 approved by the Ministry of Environment, such as tires, batteries and oil-related wastes. A dedicated storage area is available for the storage of hazardous wastes.

 

- Implementation of a waste recycling program, carried out inside the terminals and different Airport International Group (AIG) facilities. Currently, the program primarily covers two types of waste, carton/wood and glass/aluminum, in addition to negligible amounts of other types of waste.

 

- Collection of non-hazardous waste (excluding construction waste) in specified containers and their disposal in a licensed landfill.

 

- Disposal of sludge waste (i.e. waste generated from the wastewater treatment process). Prior to its disposal, tests are conducted to determine the sludge waste’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.

 

- Quarantine of organic waste, as defined by JCARC 301. Handlers are required to segregate organic waste generated on flights arriving in Jordan from other countries (including vegetables, fruits, meat, food, beverages and similar wastes) in addition to any materials that may have come into contact with these wastes (such as cutlery) from other solid wastes, so that they may be treated as per JCARC 301 requirements. As an airport operator, Airport International Group (AIG) is responsible for developing techniques to collect and treat such waste, communicating it to handlers, and ensuring its  implementation upon CARC’s approval.

 

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.