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Denver 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.

  Environmental Policy and Guidelines

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.

Finding of no significant impact for the construction of the west expansion to Concourse C.

Final Environmental Assessment: Concourse C West Expansion

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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 operating efficiency.


  What DIA Does to Protect the Environment

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
  • Training/Workshops
  • Recycle

  Significant Environmental Aspects at DIA

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

  Recognition and Certification

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 Program (2006).

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