We are proud to be part of the Qatar National Vision 2030. This inspiring strategy has four themes: human, social, economic and environmental. These aim to create a blueprint – not just for the future of Qatar but also for the wider world. We endorse them and, through our responsible business practices, strive to contribute towards them all.
Hamad International Airport's Commitment to the Environment
As a leading international hub airport, we are aware that our activities can impact the natural environment. So it’s important that we take steps to minimise our consumption of natural resources, control emissions and manage waste carefully. This commitment is something we take seriously.
During Hamad International Airport’s construction, we excavated over 6.2 million cubic metres of soil, which was desalinated and re-used it as fill material. We then landscaped around the airport using desert-adapted species of plants. These are irrigated with recycled wastewater.
The design of our airport is equally smart. For example, to conserve energy needed for cooling, the walls of the passenger terminal are coated with solar reflective material and the roof is insulated, and designed with overhang shading. In addition carbon dioxide sensors regulate air intake based on how many people are inside.
Download our environmental policy here.
Airport Carbon Accreditation Certification
We focus our efforts each and every day on using energy efficiently. As part of this, we measure and monitor the carbon emissions generated through every part of our airport operations - this includes the electricity used to provide comfortable temperature in our award-winning terminal and to light our car parks, the energy used to power our waste water treatment facility and fuel consumed by our road vehicles.
In recognition of this, in April 2017 we achieved Level 3 in the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The award underpins our commitment to tackling climate change and covers the airport’s carbon emissions from its first day of opening in 2014.
Central to this commitment, Hamad International Airport announced a target to improve carbon efficiency per passenger by 30% by 2030 against a 2015 baseline, which we aim to reach by engaging all airport stakeholders to continually reduce energy demand through new technology and improved operational practices. We are also considering further investments in low carbon energy generation.
Hamad International Airport is committed to continually improving environmental performance and communicating progress to our stakeholders.
Our key environmental achievements are presented in our Sustainability Report which covers our airports contribution towards our group-wide environmental objectives.
Download our Sustainability Report 2015-2016 here.
Download our Sustainability Report 2016-2017 here.