Some see Toronto Pearson as a wide expanse of runways, terminal buildings, and roadways. However, we also see the open space and creek valleys that make up approximately one-third of our airport’s land.
The GTAA strives to succeed in being a leader in environmental management.
We use an Environmental Management System (EMS) designed to assist in operating the airport in an environmentally responsible manner, and in compliance with the relevant environmental legislation. Our EMS meets the specifications of the ISO 14001 international standard and is audited annually. In 1999, Toronto Pearson become the first North American Airport to achieve ISO 14001 certification. Through this system, we are able to identify significant environmental aspects, allowing us to set performance targets, ensure environmental compliance, prevention of pollution and continual improvement.
Check out our Environmental Policy and Environmental Awareness Program course for additional information.