The Syndicat Mixte des Aéroports de La Rochelle – Ile de Ré and Rochefort – Charente-Maritime is fully committed to its development policy through 3 axes aimed at limiting the impact of its activities:
Reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
In 2019, La Rochelle – Ile de Ré airport achieved level 1 of the Airport Carbon Acreditation program, an international program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions specific to airport managers.
This certification assesses and recognizes the efforts made by airport managers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and requires verification by an independent third party. It includes 4 accreditation levels: mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality.
The carbon footprint of the activities controlled by the Syndicat Mixte for La Rochelle – Ile de Ré Airport has been evaluated at 230g CO 2nd per passenger in 2018.
La Rochelle – Ile de Ré Airport was thus able to identify the most emissive posts. Adequate actions to control these emissions are being defined and implemented, in order to progress in accreditation levels: replacement in 2020 of the Maintenance vehicle by an electric vehicle, gradual deployment of LED lighting to reduce the electricity consumption, etc …
Improve waste recovery
Since January 2020, the Syndicat Mixte has implemented, for La Rochelle – Ile de Ré Airport, a waste sorting, collection and recovery policy, in conjunction with the CDA Waste Management and Prevention Department. of La Rochelle, as well as BIOTOP, an eco-network of companies in the Rochelle region.
- Dedicated paper collection bins are made available to staff working at the airport.
- A glass container has been installed by the CDA of La Rochelle.
- Joint work has been initiated with Lagardère, manager of the Trib’s catering area, to encourage customers to better sort glass and recyclable packaging.
- Specific waste, such as wooden pallets, scrap metal, used furniture, WEEE, light bulbs, batteries, PVC tarpaulins, printing cartridges and toners, etc., are deposited at BIOTOP for better recovery.
Act in favor of biodiversity
The Syndicat Mixte has chosen to no longer use phyto-sanitary products at the 2 airports of La Rochelle – Ile de Ré and Rochefort – Charente-Maritime.
This is made possible by more regular mowing around the facilities and mechanical weeding if necessary.