Community Matters | Environmental Management
International Airport has developed an Environmental Management System
(EMS) to reinforce environmental programs. The EMS outlines a series
of guidelines, policies, procedures and processes that address environmental
impacts in day-to-day business activities
The Department of Aviation, which operates Denver International Airport,
is committed to protecting the airport's environment.
The purpose of our environmental policy is to support the Department
of Aviation's objectives, vision and mission; to support the City of Denver's goals by
participating in the city-wide initiative Greenprint Denver; and to safeguard
and enhance the public’s investment in the airport. The Environmental Services
section at DIA has developed guidelines that address elements of the organization's
activities, products or services that may affect the environment.
Pursuant to its environmental policy, DIA has many programs to protect the
environment. Our system guide outlines environmental programs and the ways
the airport community can help manage environmental issues while increasing
Denver International Airport has many programs in place to protect the environment.
These programs include:
- ISO 14001-certified Environmental Management System
- Aircraft Deicing System Management
- Industrial Storm Water Management
- Industrial Wastewater Management
- Construction Storm Water Management
- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Compliance
- Environmental Planning
- Emissions Permit Program
- General Conformity Program
- Street Sanding Program
- Ozone Depleting Compounds Program
- Dust Control Program
- Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program
- Oil and Gas Environmental Compliance Management
- Waste Management
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Compliance
- Storage Tank Compliance
- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan Compliance
- Environmental Compliance Assistance
A significant environmental aspect is an element of an organization's activities,
products or services that can interact with the environment.
View list of Significant Environmental Aspects
Denver International Airport is the first international airport in the United
States to have its Environmental Management System certified to the ISO 14001
international standard. This certification helps ensure that the airport's
EMS contains the most recent internationally accepted practices and procedures
for identifying and managing environmental impacts.
Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has acknowledged DIA as an environmental leader by accepting the airport as a Gold Member in the CDPHE Environmental Leadership Program. This elite program is limited to companies or organizations with excellent environmental records and with firm commitments to continual improvement and sustainability, as illustrated by their environmental management systems.
Denver International Airport was the first airport to be accepted into the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Environmental Performance Track
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