Israel Airports Authority and Environmental Protection
In 2008 the IAA’s board of directors decided to formulate a strategic plan for the promotion of BGAP as a “green” airport. The goals of the plan included reaching a gradual and ongoing improvement in all the environmental indicators relevant to the IAA’s activity. In light of the plan’s broad implications, along with the public aspects it involved and the need to lead work crews including many elements from both BGAP and the IAA, a supreme steering committee was established in order to lead and support the advancement of the plan’s execution. This committee included top level officials and professionals from the management of the IAA and BGAP, and was headed by the IAA’s CEO. The steering committee deals with three fields: aircraft noise, the prevention of infrastructure related pollution and resource conservation. Several professional action teams operate in each field, with the Environmental Department responsible for the coordination of the teams’ operation and the advancement of their activities.