Message from Mary Jordan
Chair, Board Of Directors
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for supporting YVR in 2015.
As a not-for-profit organization, YVR is committed to our community. In 2015, we channelled this commitment through our three-year Strategic Plan, focusing our actions on competitive and sustainable objectives with a goal of reaching 25 million passengers by 2020.
We aligned our operations under a renewed environmental plan, which sets ambitious emissions targets for 2020. To ensure we grow sustainably, we sought input from the community for YVR’s new 20-year Master Plan at our summer festivals and speaking engagements. We also continued to give back, contributing over $900,000 to support community initiatives such as Quest Food Exchange, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Hub Cycling, Canucks Autism Network and many more.
At our core is an engaged and driven team, dedicated to safety, health and security. This team worked hard to deliver a remarkable airport experience—and it didn’t go unnoticed. We once again made the BC’s Top Employers list in recognition of our great workplace. And for the first time, Vancouver Airport Authority received the Best Health & Safety Culture award and the Gold award in the Transportation category of Canada’s Safest Employers.
Vantage Airport Group, our subsidiary, has grown into a very successful company. We determined that it was time to sell our 50 per cent stake, in order for Vantage to continue to grow and for YVR to focus on our ambitious Strategic Plan. The sale closed in late 2015 and will allow Vantage to acquire the funding it needs to pursue future largescale airport projects. YVR will continue to work with Vantage through a strategic partnership agreement that includes sharing of our employees’ expertise, knowledge and leading-edge approach to innovation.
Thank you for contributing to our discussions, for choosing our airport and for being a part of YVR’s vision. We strive to be a world-class connecting hub, one that links passengers and products from around the world to British Columbia. We could not do this without the support of our partners, communities and employees, all of whom provide the foundation for our ongoing success.
MARY B. JORDAN
Chair, Board of Directors
Vancouver Airport Authority