Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

April 22, 2008 11:00 ET

Aeroports de Montreal Signs Up to Global Commitment on Climate Change

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Today, Aeroports de Montreal joined the global aviation industry in a Commitment to action on climate change that was signed by industry leaders at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

More than 300 of the world's airports represented by Airports Council International (ACI) have also signed up to the Declaration.

Although aviation only accounts for two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, today's declaration was designed to demonstrate and strengthen the industry's commitment to introducing technological, operational and efficiency advances to reduce its impact.

ADM President and Chief Executive Officer also Chair of ACI Word, Jim Cherry says: "In signing up to the declaration, Aeroports de Montreal has reaffirmed its commitment to the environment. We will work with all players across the industry to target carbon-neutral growth as a step towards a carbon-free future for aviation."

Robert J Aaronson, Director General of the global trade association of airport executives, Airports Council International, says: "Airports around the world are already implementing energy efficient operations; this Declaration further demonstrates aviation's coordinated efforts in tackling environmental challenges. All sectors of society, business, governments and individuals have a role to play in addressing climate change. This Declaration confirms aviation's intention to grow and contribute to economies, in a sustainable way."

About Aeroports de Montreal

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001-certified since 2000.

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  • Source: Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs