Denver International Airport is currently hosting the
kick-off meeting of 10 international airports and the Global Reporting
Initiative (GRI) to establish sustainability guidelines for the aviation
industry being held Jan. 28-29, 2009.
DIA’s Environmental Programs director,
Janell Barrilleaux, together with environmental program managers
from the 9 other international airports, are participating in the
working group to develop airport-specific sustainability metrics
and standardize reporting for airports under GRI guidelines.
DIA and its international airport partners have
turned to the GRI as the creator of one of the most widely used
frameworks for sustainability reporting. Hundreds of companies in
all sectors already use GRI’s main “G3 Guidelines” for their
The 10 participating airports at the
Denver meeting include: Athens (Greece; Cancun (Mexico); German
airports Frankfurt and Munich; Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); US
airports Denver, Colorado, Portland, Oregon, and San Diego,
California; Toronto (Canada) and Zurich (Switzerland).
Over the next two years, GRI will work together
with airports and their stakeholders (employees, investors,
customers, communities, non-governmental agencies and others) to
create a customized set of reporting indicators for airports.
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