I am pleased to share with you the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) 2021 Sustainability Report for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY). This Annual Report summarizes LAWA’s continuous efforts to embed sustainability in all aspects of our planning, development, and operations.
While LAWA weathered a challenging year during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our airports experienced growth throughout 2021 with increasing operations and passenger levels. Modernization efforts continued as many construction projects were completed and others commenced. LAWA has continued to prioritize sustainability throughout the pandemic, and we continue to make great strides in our sustainability accomplishments.
The focus of the 2021 Sustainability Report is to highlight our achievements and provide updates on LAWA’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) targets developed in 2019. Some key highlights of LAWA’s sustainability performance in 2021 include:
›› Developed Zero Waste Plan (SAP Goal Completed June 2021)
›› Launched Smart Parking Technology which helps reduce idling and improve air quality
›› Enhanced employee and passenger health and safety, including on-site rapid COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites
›› Adopted a campus-wide Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Phase-out Policy
›› Provided additional Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers for a total of 265 EV chargers in the Central Terminal Area (CTA)
›› Delivered new facilities that were certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver or LEED Gold
In 2021, we celebrated several project milestones, including the completion of the West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal, LAX Economy Parking structure, the Airport Police Facility, and Terminal 1.5. LAWA’s success is attributed to our commitment to our employees and tenants and our partnerships and support from local agencies, organizations, and business partners. I want to take this time to extend a special thank you to all of LAWA’s employees and partners who have contributed to our success in meeting our sustainability goals and objectives.
We will continue to focus on the future of our airports and our efforts to be a sustainable leader in the aviation industry.