The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) has published its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report for Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The Report details how the SLCDA manages important issues such as climate change, safety, diversity and community relations.
SLC is one of just a few airports in the country to publish an ESG report, representing the SLCDA’s industry-leading commitment to sustainability and transparency. The airport industry as a whole faces a complex and evolving landscape of risks, and the Report highlights recent successes in making SLC a more sustainable and resilient airport in the face of these challenges. For example, the Report discusses how the Airport is addressing the impacts of a changing climate and other natural risks such as seismic activity.
The Report, developed along with C&S Companies, builds on several sources of sustainability disclosures already provided by the SLCDA. These sources include the Airport’s website and the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program. ACA is the world’s only airport-specific carbon reporting system. The SLCDA is pleased to expand its sustainability disclosures in the ESG framework, a format increasingly sought by key stakeholder groups.
“We are proud to share this information with our employees, customers, investors and fellow community members,” said Bill Wyatt, executive director, SLCDA. “We know our stakeholders increasingly expect detailed information about how we do business, and we are doubling down on transparency in the areas that matter most to them.”
Beyond climate and environmental issues, the Report includes information about SLCDA’s workplace and community-focused initiatives. Among the Airport’s top priorities is maintaining a safe, healthy and diverse workforce that can continue to serve its customers at a world-class level.
Finally, the Report provides an overview of the governance systems and structures in place to manage key risks. Through robust internal oversight mechanisms and strategic external partnerships, the Airport regularly monitors its performance and industry trends to continually improve.
While the Report celebrates many successes, it also provides a candid discussion of challenges and opportunities for growth moving forward. The SLCDA intends to update its ESG reporting at regular intervals to keep its stakeholders informed and engaged in the important work of sustainability. Click here to read the SLCDA’s ESG Report