Environmental Case Study: Sydney Airport

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Environmental Case Study: Sydney Airport

! Introduction !

With Botany Bay on one side and the CBD of Australia’s largest city on the other, Sydney Airport has a full range of environmental issues to monitor and manage. Environmental management at Sydney Airport is conducted in accordance with the Sydney Airport Environment Strategy. Sydney Airport is Australia’s busiest airport, with over 8 million international travelers and 15 million domestic travelers arriving and departing on approximately 290,000 flights annually. This makes Sydney Airport a major source of pollution in Australia today.

Sydney Airports environmental Strategy was developed in accordance with the current laws and legislations. It provides the system by which long term and daily environmental management can be planned, implemented and reviewed, in a cycle of continuous improvement. Sydney Airports Environmental Strategy comprises the following main components: Environmental Policy

· Planning, including Environmental Aspect and Risk Identification and Assessment, Objectives, Targets and Action Plans · Implementation and Operation, including Environmental Responsibilities, Training and Awareness, Communication, Document and Operational Control, and Emergency Preparedness and Response

! · Checking and Corrective Action, including monitoring, assessment and auditing, and ! · Management Review. ! Overview ! !
· · · · · · · · Environmental Management and Stakeholder Relationships Resource Use (Water, Energy and Raw Materials) Air Quality Ground Transport Surface Water Quality Soil and Groundwater Quality Noise Flora and Fauna

Sydney Airport has a full range of environmental issues to address in accordance with its day-today operations. These Include:

· · ·

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Heritage Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials, and Waste.

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