GRI issues Sustainability Report for Istanbul’s New Airport

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GRI issues Sustainability Report for Istanbul’s New Airport

The Sustainability Report consisting of the sustainability activities completed during the construction of the Istanbul New Airport, has been approved by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. 

According to a written statement released by IGA Airport Construction, Istanbul New Airport’s Sustainability Report has been completed. The report has also been approved by the GRI, which was established as an independent institution so as to provide a roadmap for institutional actors working in the field of sustainability.

With this report, Istanbul New Airport will present the projects, conducted in the field of sustainability, to its stakeholders, within the framework of international standards.

Through the 2016 Sustainability Report, prepared in light of the GRI G4 principles, IGA aims to make a strong contribution to the development of a sustainability culture as well as sustainable development in Turkey. Likewise, IGA is reporting on its practices and their ability to meet the international standards of corporate governance, environmental sustainability, workforce and social management.

IGA CEO Yusuf Akçayoğlu, in his statement, described sustainability as a cultural characteristic for IGA.

“With our sustainability principle, we evaluate our decisions in terms of environmental, social and economic aspects, always aiming for better. We want to show the whole world how an airport, exemplary in all its aspects, can be built. That’s why we carried out meticulous studies following international standards,” Akçayoğlu said.

It was also reported that sustainability plans for Istanbul New Airport, where construction continues, have been designed to cover the operating period within the framework of continuous development.

Meanwhile, with regards to Istanbul New Airport, Lufthansa Turkey General Manager Kemal Geçer said, it will generate huge gains for the aviation sector, stressing that it will be important for the airport to offer the advantage of its geographical position and comfort to passengers.

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