Salvador Bahia Airport inaugurates Sustainability Complex

September 27, 2022

Salvador Bahia Airport, member of VINCI Airports network, inaugurated its first Sustainability Complex. The compound brings together the terminal's main environmental initiatives, such as its Effluent Treatment Station (ETE), the Waste Center, and its newest structure: a Biodiversity Center with more than 600 sq. m. space destined to the development of fauna and flora conservation actions.

The Sustainability Complex is born to achieve VINCI Airports’ environmental objectives as preserving natural resources, combating climate change, and implementing circular economy. The space will also carry out environmental education activities and interact with the airport community.

Recently, Salvador Bahia Airport celebrated VINCI’s Environment Day, a yearly event that brings together all of VINCI’s employees to share and create new projects to protect the environment.

Alessandra Reis, Environmental Manager at Salvador Bahia Airport, stated: “It is because VINCI Airports’ environmental strategy, that we have made considerable progress in just 5 years. We are the first in Brazil to install a solar plant, to be zero effluent and to stop sending solid waste to landfills, in addition to having reduced our carbon footprint by 30%. The opening of the Sustainability Complex reaffirms our commitment”.

The world's leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports operates more than 50 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by providing its investment capacity and its know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their operations and environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to have committed to a global international environmental strategy in 2016, to achieve the goal of net zero emission across its entire network by 2050.