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Sustainability Report Released!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Each year, San Diego International Airport (SAN) evaluates its impact on the triple bottom line – people, profit, and the planet – in its Sustainability Report. This critical step defines future sustainability efforts and reflects our enduring commitment to creating a strong, resilient, and inclusive airport.

Using the Global Reporting Initiative tool as a guide, this year's report highlights key accomplishments in five strategic focus areas:

  1. Community: Did you know SAN contributes nearly $12 billion to the regional economy? Or that of the 24 million passengers we served in 2018, more than 1 million were international? Our consistent growth in international flights is particularly significant because it points to increased access to global markets.
  2. Customer: SAN added
    services for passengers with disabilities by expanding its courtesy cart service to pre-security areas and launching an inter-terminal shuttle. The Authority is striving to ensure it addresses the full spectrum of disabilities regarding access in order to create a more seamless airport journey.
  3. Employee: The
    Airport Authority was awarded Elite Veterans Honor Roll status by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce for its ongoing efforts to hire and retain veterans. We are proud to report that over 10% of our employee population is comprised of veterans.
  4. Financial: Two major capital developments (the Federal Inspection Station and Terminal 2 Parking Plaza) opened that enhance our passengers' journeys while strengthening the airport's financial position. The Federal Inspection Station is five times larger than our previous facility increasing the number of passengers and reducing wait times for our international arrivals while the new Parking Plaza offers much-needed close-in parking and will help offset the multi-year loss of parking during the replacement of Terminal 1.
  5. Operational: SAN officially achieved Carbon Neutrality status under the Airports Council International's Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. Last year, SAN realized a 15.2% decrease in Authority-controlled greenhouse gas emissions and is now balancing the environmental impact of the Authority's operations by investing in The Good Traveler carbon offset program.

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