The Airport Management Division of Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority oversees the running of the Seychelles International Airport.
At the request of SCAA, a Preliminary Sustainability Review (PSR) was undertaken in order to make a comprehensive sustainability health check of the airport. It was also intended to provide a robust platform on which SCAA could plan to build the effective practice that is needed to move towards Sustainable Air Transport for the Seychelles. The PSR was based on comparison of SCAA processes and practice to international environmental standards, regulatory requirements; and good sustainability practice and culture. The PSR also took account of the scale of SCAA operations and economic factors.
The PSR covered the key negative and positive sustainability contributions of SCAA, its services and infrastructure, including those of SCAA service partners. The priority impacts covered in the PSR were jointly agreed as:
- Legal compliance
- Corporate processes
- Resources (energy, fuel and water)
- Water quality
- Aircraft noise
- Waste management and minimization
- Climate change – including emissions and adaptation/resilience
- Air quality
- Socio-economic benefits
- Community relations
- Airport Planning; and,
- Interdependencies between the above
The PSR identified the key sustainability related risks facing SCAA and recommended areas for future improvement. The PSR also provided an outline description of what was needed to facilitate the delivery of the sustainability ambitions of SCAA. The PSR could also be seen as a first step towards the implementation of an SCAA Environmental Management System (EMS) and should be referred to in any environmental management system (such as ISO 14001:2015 or EMAS II) manual for that purpose.