ISTANBUL’S NEW AIRPORT RECEIVES WORLD-CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

İGA adds another to its list of accomplishments by becoming the first company in Turkey to receive the renewed ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate in aviation and other comparative sectors.

Having undertaken the construction and subsequent operation of the Istanbul New Airport for a period of 25 years, İGA has accomplished another first as the year 2016 draws to a close. Following months of intense efforts, İGA became the first and only company in Turkey to receive the renewed ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certificate in aviation and other comparative sectors.

Renewed every five years by the International Standardization Organization (ISO), the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certificate was issued in Turkey in January 2016 by the Turkish Standards Institution. The process began in the İstanbul New Airport in August 2016, led by the İGA Environment and Sustainability Directorate, following a series of field practices. The work program, involving the entirety of the 22,000 personnel that constitute the İGA Family, proceeded as planned to the audit phase. After a series of meticulous audits and examinations at the İstanbul New Airport by a team from Bureau Veritas, an independent audit, environmental, health, and risk-prevention company, İGA qualified to receive the certificate. 

Commenting on the accomplishment, Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of İGA Airport Construction, said: “İGA has undertaken the responsibility of developing the world’s largest airport built from scratch. With the acclaim and certifications it receives, the İstanbul New Airport also paves the way for Turkey’s pioneering position in a variety of fields. We are also working with great determination to accomplish the ‘firsts’ in our sector. Through an intense schedule and thanks to the dedicated efforts of the entire İGA Family, we have been qualified to receive the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certificate, although it was renewed only recently. Since day one, we have given utmost support and attention to this matter, and established strong foundations for environment and sustainability. And today, we are experiencing the well-earned pride of achieving a new standard with the İstanbul New Airport. We have crowned our Environmental Management System by becoming the first company in Turkey to obtain the certification in aviation and comparative sectors. With this success that came in the final days of 2016, we are set to make a much more exciting start into 2017. We will continue to accomplish even more firsts and make our country proud in the years to come.”

About ISO 14001 Environmental System
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System specifies the process in which a company identifies its environmental performance; minimizes, prevents and controls its environmental impact, and accordingly, continuously improves its environmental performance. The system enables environmental impact to be taken into account in each step throughout the entire lifecycle of a service.

About Bureau Veritas
Established in Belgium in 1828, the company operates around the world to provide independent monitoring, compliance control, audit, quality, environmental, health, and risk prevention services.