As well as being accountable as a business, we are accountable for the environmental impacts of the airport. We monitor, record and report on our environmental performance in several ways. From measuring total particulate matter in our air to recording the composition of YVR’s recycling, we use the data to ensure we’re working toward a sustainable future.
We’re accountable to our community as well as our local, municipal and provincial governments. We not only meet all government regulations, we seek to exceed them with our own innovative initiatives that support a sustainable airport.
The Airport Authority also reports back to our community in a number of ways: in person through advisory committees, annual public meetings and municipal council meetings or in formal reports such as the annual sustainability report, the noise management report and the environmental management plan.
Sustainability is more than just about reducing our impact - it’s also about maintaining positive relationships with our neighbours.
Both the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) and the Aeronautical Noise Management Committee (ANMC) enable our community to give us direct feedback. The committees also allow the Airport Authority to engage and consult members to ensure open and honest communications.
Environmental Advisory Committee
The EAC provides input and suggestions on the Airport Authority's environmental practices and programs. The EAC represents diverse interests, including community and environmental groups, industry, government and the Musqueam Indian Band. Representatives are appointed by their respective stakeholder groups.
Aeronautical Noise Management Committee (ANMC)
The ANMC provides a forum for community and industry stakeholders to discuss and ask questions about noise management at YVR. The committee meets quarterly and members are independently appointed by their respective stakeholder groups that include citizen representatives, municipal governments, the Musqueam Indian Band, airlines, NAV CANADA, Transport Canada and the Airport Authority.