At Zambia Airports Corporation Limited we are committed to delivering services that not only meet or exceed customer expectation but make everyday life better for people around the world. Our chance to touch and improve lives come with a responsibility to do so in a way that preserves the planet and improves the communities in which we live and work.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Zambia Airports Corporation LTD acknowledges the pressures on the environment arising from the aviation industry and specifically from our Airport Operations. These pressures include pollution, inefficient use of resources, improper waste management, and climate change, degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity.
Our organization has thus adopted a systematic approach to environmental management by implementing environmental management systems according to ISO14001:2015 standard with the aim of contributing to the environmental pillar of sustainability. ZACL has thus documented all its activities and services that have the potential to interact with the environment (Environmental Aspects) and the resultant impacts thereof.
Identification of aspects will be a continuous process considering significant change to equipment, operational practices, legislation, and stakeholder interest or in response to any significant incidents.
The identified aspects are subjected to evaluation for significance and all aspects ranked as significant are the main focus our environmental management system.
Tree planting exercise
ZACL together with its stakeholders recognizes the contribution of the aviation industry to climate change and takes time to plant trees around its premises. Trees have the ability to suck in and store greenhouse gases which are a culprit in climate change besides providing us with clean air and prevention of soil erosion and rain water runoff. We intend to extend the activities to other areas around its airports as part of our Corporate Social responsibility.
Wildlife strikes can cause serious damage to aircraft and the occasional loss of human life. Because most strikes occur on or near the airport, ZACL has thus emphasized on addressing the problem as to uphold aviation safety. The organization has thus established a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan for respective airports with the responsibilities, resources, and procedures recommended by the Wildlife Hazard Management Committee (WHMC) to manage wildlife hazards at our Airports.
The organization continuously seeks to understand the nature of wildlife hazards on and near the airport as well as their seasonal patterns related. Wildlife control measures are implemented depending on the risk assessment. The organization continuously monitors its strike incidences and aims at reducing the frequency by 50% by 2025 based on the 2019 strike data.
Our plans aim at eliminating food, water and shelter for wildlife in accordance with legal requirements.
We also encourage all operators within the airport to report all strike incidences to the airport authority for the purpose of risk assessment and submission to the ICAO Bird Strike Information System (IBIS).
Removal of Termite Mounds