SFO Receives 2017 Acterra Award for Sustainability
Airport honored with top award for all-encompassing environmental achievements
San Francisco, March 21, 2017: Acterra, a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley dedicated to the promotion of a healthy and sustainable planet, has announced the selection of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for their top sustainability award for 2017, the Acterra Business Environmental Award. In the Large Organization category, SFO was honored with the Acterra Award for Sustainability. In its announcement, Acterra cited SFO as a nationally-recognized sustainability leader in the aviation industry for its history of climate action and sustainability reporting.
Acterra Executive Director Adam Stern said, “At a time when environmental policy is being challenged at the federal level, these award winners send a powerful message that Bay Area companies, public agencies, and schools remain committed to cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable business practices. Acterra is proud to recognize the achievements of these innovative organizations.”
“As an industry leader in sustainability efforts, we continue to set aggressive goals for our contributions to the environment, including targets to achieve zero emissions, zero waste and zero net energy,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “We are truly honored to be recognized by the respected staff of Acterra for our achievements.” Despite its status as one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States, SFO has achieved significant success in reducing its carbon footprint. Since 1990, the Airport has reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from airport-controlled operations by 38%, already far exceeding a City and County of San Francisco goal of 25% reduction by 2017. SFO has also reduced energy consumption by almost 11,000 megawatt-hours per year, and improved 558 acres of wetlands throughout the Bay Area.
Source: San Francisco Airport