Environmental, social & governance (ESG)
Living by our values
All our actions will drive our mission to responsibly generate economic prosperity for our region through authentic environmental, social, and governance leadership.
Our leadership in ESG means at YEG we live by our values. Everything we do is guided by our commitment to create meaningful partnerships that protect our airport, manage our environment, grow our region and connect our community to the world.
This includes supporting economic opportunities, creating jobs, focusing on innovation as well as creating awareness and driving action on environmental, social and governance initiatives that add value to our airport and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.
YEG is committed to ESG leadership
Everything we do is guided by our values and commitment making a positive difference for our employees, passengers, partners and the community,
- Environmental sustainability — environmental excellence and responsibility are at the forefront of our operations. Learn more about our environmental sustainability.
- Social sustainability — community, relationships, connection, and contribution. Learn more about our social sustainability work.
- Governance — Board and Executive oversight and dedication to controls and policy that guide sustainability are central in our ESG leadership. Learn more about our Governance here.
We are the first airport in the world to sign Amazon’s Climate Pledge
Edmonton Airports was the first airport authority in the world to sign the Climate Pledge and commit to be carbon neutral by 2040. Our integration of sustainability initiatives is inherent in what we do. Whether it’s replacing all our lightbulbs with LED bulbs, constructing LEED certified terminal buildings, supporting a solar farm that will annually produce 200,000 MWh of power and offset 106,000 tonnes of CO2, building a CoGen facility that produces heat as a by-product and reduces annual carbon emissions by 8,000 tonnes, or partnering with some of the world’s best clean-fuel technology companies, YEG is on the cutting edge of technology, innovation and social responsibility.
Our journey to reconciliation
Edmonton International Airport and Villeneuve Airport are proud to be located on Treaty Six Territory, the Métis Homeland and Métis Nation of Alberta Region Four. Treaty Six is the gathering place and travelling route of the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We thoughtfully acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and whose voices are so important in paving a path forward together in reconciliation.
We invite you to learn more about our reconciliation journey.
YEG has the first fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in Alberta
YEG’s 100 Toyota Mirai cars is the first fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on Alberta roadways. Thanks to an innovative partnership with Toyota Canada, this initiative will reduce carbon emissions and contribute to our airport’s goal of being net-zero by 2040. This is a key development in Alberta’s clean fuels journey using hydrogen-powered zero-emission vehicles. Learn more.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
As airlines swiftly progress with their exploration of sustainable aviation fuels, airports have an integral role in supporting the industry. YEG signed two important memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with local partners showcasing the power of low-emission fuel.
YEG and SixRing are working together to advance the use of biofuels, including SAF, in the aviation industry. The partnership supports the development of a commercial-scale production facility in the Edmonton Metro Region.
YEG and FORGE Hydrocarbons are collaboratively advancing SAF production through a planned production facility in the Edmonton Metro Region.
SAF is one of several solutions to help the aviation sector to reach net zero by 2050 and YEG is committed to creating a better future for our people and our planet.