Our airport has many programs and procedures under its Environmental Management System, including in areas such as:
• Storage tank management
• Hazardous waste management
• Emission reduction
• Wildlife management
• Refrigerant containing systems
• Environmental incident management and emergency preparedness
• Aircraft de-icing and anti-icing
• Storm and wastewater
• Waste diversion
• Construction activities
• Environmental auditing
In May 2016, YQM achieved certification under the international Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. This program, launched in 2009, provides a standard framework for airports around the world to map and reduce their carbon footprint.
By achieving Level 1, YQM has had their carbon footprint verified by a third party and has committed to reducing carbon emissions going forward. The airport will be working toward Level 2 (Reduction) certification in the near future for which a demonstrated reduction in carbon emissions is required.
Waste Diversion Programs
The Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc. (GMIAA) has long since recycled office and kitchen waste from its administration offices.
In 2015, we enhanced our efforts participating in a local program which diverts organic wastes and a large variety of other dry waste from the landfill.
The Airport Authority has recycling receptacles throughout the public areas of the terminal building for dry waste that is sorted at a municipal waste management facility for recycling. The airport’s main cafeteria participates in the organics and dry waste recycling program. The organic waste is diverted from the landfill for reuse as composting material for the local community.
The Airport Authority also has a used battery and cell phone collection program. These wastes, that can be harmful to the environment, are recycled through the Call2Recycle program.
YQM assesses the environmental impact of all projects taking place on airport property. If it is determined that a project is likely to cause an adverse effect on the environment, YQM takes measures to ensure those effects are mitigated or negated.
YQM did not initiate any projects that were likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects during the 2015 reporting period.