Billy Bishop Airport Releases Fifth Annual Sustainability Report
Conversion of Marilyn Bell I ferry to electricity in 2021 – a firstCanada project – eliminates the most significant source of direct or scope 1 emissions from Billy Bishop Airport.
TORONTO, March 29, 2022 /CNW/ – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is proud to present its fifth annual sustainability report today, which documents the steps taken to make the airport cleaner, greener and quieter with the goal of establishing a new standard for modern airport operation in an urban environment.
Keeping the score, this annual report offers an account of Billy Bishop Airport’s environmental performance, tracks key indicators such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and economic impact, and measures the progress of airport as part of global best practices for corporate reporting. New this year and complementary to the global methodology of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which provides the framework for its report, Billy Bishop Airport has detailed its contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a comprehensive table located in the appendix to the report. .
In 2021, Billy Bishop Airport continued to implement sustainable practices, support community and employee well-being, and invest in programs and infrastructure that protect the environment and grow from Toronto economy.
“Without a doubt, we have made tremendous progress towards our 2021 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets with the conversion of the Marilyn Bell I to electricity and the elimination of Billy Bishop Airport’s largest source of direct emissions,” said Cabral GeneExecutive Vice-President, PortsToronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
“Furthermore, by choosing green electricity from Bullfrog Power – thereby keeping our scope 2 emissions to zero for more than a decade – and by making significant investments to reduce our direct scope 1 emissions, we are modeling practices sustainable businesses and are making significant progress towards our goal of having Billy Bishop Airport among the cleanest, greenest and quietest airports in the world.”
- the Marilyn Bell Iwhich connects passengers, vehicles and supplies to Billy Bishop Airport, is the first ferry service in Canada operate on a zero-emission power and propulsion system containing no diesel components. The renovation, completed in 2021, will eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of the airport ferry and reduce the airport’s direct emissions by approximately 530 tonnes per year.
- Billy Bishop Airport continues to choose 100% green electricity from wind and solar sources through its partnership with Bullfrog Power, the only airport in Canada do this.
- Billy Bishop Airport has achieved accreditation under the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program for its Safe Travels program, which is further recognition of the commitment of the airport towards the health and safety of passengers, staff and partners when resuming commercial air transport services on September 8, 2021.
- Billy Bishop Airport prepares its sustainability report in consultation with Delphi Group, a pioneer in sustainability and environmental risk management with over 25 years of experience in helping certain from Canada the most well-known companies are improving the sustainability of their organizations.
To read Billy Bishop Airport’s full sustainability report, click here.
Serving over 20 cities in Canada and the United States, with connecting opportunities to more than 80 international destinations through our airline networks, Billy Bishop Airport is an important international gateway and a key driver for from Toronto economical, generating more $470 million gross domestic product (GDP) each year and supporting 4,740 jobs, including 2,080 directly related to airport operations. Billy Bishop Airport is renowned for its unique travel experience, efficiency and customer service and has won a series of passenger-focused awards.
The priority environmental areas detailed in the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Sustainability Report were assessed by Delphi Group. As a pioneer in sustainability and environmental risk management, the Delphi Group has over 25 years of experience in helping certain from Canada the best-known companies are improving the sustainability of their organizations, as well as the local and global communities in which they operate.
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