At Toronto Pearson, corporate responsibility shapes our activities and operations. Achieving our vision to be the best airport in the world relies on managing the airport responsibly. We're working hard to maximize the economic benefits that Toronto Pearson brings, while carefully managing our environmental responsibilities and being a good neighbour to our local communities.
Toronto Pearson’s environmental commitments include:
Current environment programs at Toronto Pearson include the airport's first honeybee apiary and our partnership with Partners in Project Green. Learn more about our programs.
Toronto Pearson has an important role to play in community life. Our passengers count on us to provide connections to the world, our employees count on us to operate in a safe way, the communities surrounding us count on us to operate in a sustainable way, and everyone counts on us to operate transparently. Being a good neighbour means balancing these diverse (and sometimes competing) priorities. That’s why we take Community Relations so seriously—the choices we make every day at the GTAA have an impact on each and every passenger, employee, and neighbour of our airport.
Toronto Pearson’s community relations program is a critical tool in helping us deal with questions about noise, as well as building awareness and understanding about the airport. This includes a range of activities from hosting large-scale events, outreach initiatives, public tours and volunteer opportunities. We also provide regular e-newsletters, information on our website, and host Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) meetings.
Additionally, the Propeller Project provides funding and support to get great neighbourhood-building initiatives off the ground.
As a premier global hub, Toronto Pearson must keep pace with rising demand—not only from nearby communities and Canada, but also the growing number of international passengers. We help drive regional economic growth by responding to the need for connectivity. The introduction of the Union Pearson Express and future ground transportation initiatives will help passengers and employees get to the airport quickly and easily.
There are more than 40,000 employees at Toronto Pearson who work hard at pleasing our passengers each and every day and in December 2015, Toronto Pearson surpassed 40 million in annual passenger traffic—making us the first Canadian airport to reach this milestone. Further, Toronto Pearson contributes 5.6 per cent of the province's GDP—and that's expected to grow to 6.6 per cent by 2030.
Find out more about our programs and policies by reading our 2015 Annual Report.
At Toronto Pearson we are proud of the community, environment, and economic impact we make on our surrounding communities. Here are some reasons why:
The Propeller Project supports neighbourhood programs in our surrounding communities.
YYbeeZ was a 2015 Ontario Tourism Awards Finalist.
The 2015 Runway Run raised more than $150,000 for The Propeller Project.
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please let us know your thoughts on our latest report, or what you’d like to see addressed in future reports. All feedback may be sent by email to Prabh Banga, Manager, Strategy Development and Corporate Sustainability, at CorporateResponsibility@gtaa.com.