Environment Award 2016 goes to Aerodrom Ljubljana

Environment Awards 2016, granted by the newspaper Finance, in the category of environment-friendly company. We are very proud of the award, which is important recognition for our work in the area of sustainability and the environment. This achievement award will allow the company to take part in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

The award was given at the Environmental Meeting, which is organised every year, where the latest environment-friendly practices introduced into their operations by Slovenian companies are examined. Awards is conferred in four categories - environment-friendly product, environment-friendly process, international environmental partnership and environment-friendly company.

The citation stated: “The finalists in the environment-friendly company category are the Hotel Park in Ljubljana, Aerodrom Ljubljana and Fructal. Seven companies in all were nominated. At the winning company, Aerodrom Ljubljana, the environmental management system is integrated into its strategic governance. The company’s senior management is responsible for adopting the sustainability strategy. It has been awarded ISO 14001, Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 2 and European Green Office certification. One of the most important mechanisms for meeting its objectives is the Green Team, which includes staff from various working environments. The team draws up an annual action plan, and during the year monitors the implementation of the plan and the realisation of measures to reduce carbon footprint. It also attends to communications with staff and the public, and works with the ACA scheme, which is the sole institutionally recognised standard for certifying airport carbon footprint management.”

The winner was chosen by a commission chaired by Boris Sučič from the Jožef Štefan Institute. Its other members were Viktor Grilc from the Chemical Institute, Peter Novak from Energotech, Vesna Vidič from the Eco Fund, Antonija Božič Cerar from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Boštjan Podkrajšek from the Institute of Occupational Safety, and Borut Hočevar from Finance.

Congratulations to other environment-friendly finalists and winners of the selection: to Toring Turbine for an environment-friendly product, to SIJ Acroni for environment-friendly process and to Iskraemeco for international environmental partnership.

Environmental and sustainable oriented Activities of Aerodrom Ljubljana are presented in Sustainability Report.

Brnik, November 17, 2016