GRI Content Index

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK)’s Sustainability Report 2019/20 was prepared in accordance with GRI Standards: Core option. It also reports on the GRI G4 Airport Operator Sector Disclosures. The information reported against the recommended disclosures of the abovementioned guidelines is referenced as set out in the table below.

GRI 102: General Disclosures 2016

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-1

Name of the organisation

Airport Authority Hong Kong

102-2

Activities, brands, products, and services

102-3

Location of headquarters

Hong Kong

102-4

Location of operations

Hong Kong and the Mainland. AAHK is involved in the operation and management of three airports in the Mainland via joint ventures: Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and Zhuhai Airport.

102-5

Ownership and legal form

AAHK is a statutory body wholly owned by the HKSAR Government and governed by the Airport Authority Ordinance (Chapter 483, The Laws of Hong Kong ).

102-6

Markets served

As at March 2020, around 120 airlines were operating at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), connecting Hong Kong to around 220 destinations worldwide.

102-7

Scale of the organisation

102-8

Information on employees and other workers

All AAHK’s employees (2019/20: 2,844) are full-time employees.

AAHK outsources many of the airport’s operational functions to franchisees, tenants and government departments. AAHK conducts workforce survey amongst the companies and organisations operating at HKIA from time to time to update the manpower situation and projection to facilitate related planning of HKIA. The latest survey was conducted in 2019. According to the 2019 Survey, there were about 78,000 people working at HKIA.

102-9

Supply chain

102-10

Significant changes to the organisation and its supply chain

In 2019/20, AAHK established a wholly-owned subsidiary, HKIA Services Holdings Limited, to oversee the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy, AsiaWorld-Expo and HKIA Consultancy with the purpose of strengthening HKIA’s status as an international aviation hub.

102-11

Precautionary Principle or approach

102-12

External initiatives

Airport- / Aviation-related (year of adoption by AAHK)

  • Airport Authority Ordinance, Chapter 483, The Laws of Hong Kong (1995)*

  • Aerodrome Licensing Requirements Document, Civil Aviation Department (1998)*

  • ICAO International Standards and Recommended Practices (1998)*

Corporate Governance

  • Companies Ordinance, Chapter 622, The Laws of Hong Kong (1998)

  • Corporate Governance Code and Corporate Governance Report, Appendix 14 of the Listing Rules of Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2002/03)

Environment

  • Clean Air Charter, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce & Hong Kong Business Coalition on the Environment (2007)

  • Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter, Green Council (2007)

  • Programme on Source Separation of Commercial and Industrial Waste, Environmental Protection Department (EPD) (2007)

  • Aviation Industry Commitment to Action on Climate Change, Enviro.aero (2008)

  • Carbon Reduction Charter: Carbon Audit • Green Partner, EPD (2008)

  • Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (2012)

  • Energy Saving Charter on ‘No ILB’, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (2013)

  • Food Wise Charter, EPD (2013)

  • ‘Let’s Save 10L Water’ Campaign, Water Supplies Department (2013)

  • The Greening Partner Charter, Development Bureau (2013)

  • Wood Recycling & Tree Conservation Scheme, Hong Kong Environmental Protection Association (2013)

  • Waste Check Charter, EPD (2015)

  • Hong Kong Cooking Oil Registration Scheme and HKQAA Hong Kong Registration - Recycling Services, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (2015)

  • Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership, The University of Hong Kong (2015)

  • Innovation Partner of CarbonCare Open Innovation Lab, CarbonCare InnoLab (2015)

  • EP100 and EV100, The Climate Group (2019)

  • Low Carbon Charter, Business Environment Council (2019)

  • United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Buckingham Palace Declaration, The Royal Foundation (2019)

Safety

  • Occupational Safety Charter, Occupational Safety and Health Council (2001)

Social Responsibility

  • Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme, Labour and Welfare Bureau (2013)

Others

  • Agreement on Government Procurement of the World Trade Organization (1998)*


*
AAHK has an obligation to comply with these principles and charters.

102-13

Membership of associations

Chair / Co-chair / Vice-chair

  • Airports Council International (ACI) World Environment Standing Committee*

  • ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Human Resources Committee

  • Aviation Fuel Facility Management Association of HKIA

  • Environment & Sustainability Committee, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce*

Member

  • ACI

  • ACI Asia-Pacific

  • Association for Project Management

  • Aviation Security Committee, Security Bureau

  • Business Environment Council

  • Energy Liaison Group, HKSAR Government

  • Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence

  • Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance

  • Hong Kong Logistics Development Council

  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council – Logistics Services Advisory Committee

  • Occupational Safety and Health Council – Logistics and Freight Transport Industry Safety and Health Committee

  • Occupational Safety and Health Working Group of the Commerce, Industry and Housing Committee of Tuen Mun District Council

  • Pharma.Aero

  • The Hong Kong Green Building Council

  • The Lighthouse Club Hong Kong

Trustee

  • The International Air Cargo Association


* AAHK acted in the capacity of Chair, Co-chair, or Vice-chair up to 30 November 2020.

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-14

Statement from senior decision-maker

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-16

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviour

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-18

Governance structure

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-40

List of stakeholder groups

102-41

Collective bargaining agreements

Not reported – The majority of AAHK employees are in Hong Kong where there is no statutory recognition of collective bargaining agreements.

102-42

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

102-43

Approach to stakeholder engagement

102-44

Key topics and concerns raised

Disclosure

Description

Sustainability Report 2019/20 / Other references

AAHK’s direct response / reasons for omission

102-45

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

102-46

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

102-47

List of material topics

102-48

Restatements of information

102-49

Changes in reporting

102-50

Reporting period

102-51

Date of most recent report

102-52

Reporting cycle

102-53

Contact point for questions regarding the report

Email:

Tel: +852 2188 7111

102-54

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

102-55

GRI content index

102-56

External assurance

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