Home | About ADB | Corporate Profile | Corporate Responsibility | Environmental Statement Environmental Statement & Policy Promoting smart airports and sustainable practices for a greener future ADB believes sustainability is imperative for the aviation industry. At the heart of our commitment to sustainability is our energy-efficient product portfolio that helps create Smart Airports that are also ‘green’ airports. We offer the most energy-efficient solutions to minimize the environmental impact and costs of airfield operations. As well as meeting stringent energy-saving targets, our products use components that are as individually-recyclable as possible. And all this is achieved while conforming to the tightest safety requirements. ADB pioneered the use of LED technology in airfield lighting and offers some of the most energy-efficient power supply systems available. These deliver not only substantial energy savings and reduced maintenance costs, but also increased safety because fewer airport vehicles maintaining lighting reduces the risk of hazardous runway incursions. Our AirSide solution takes account of every aspect of maintenance critical to the safe functioning of an airfield’s lighting. This advanced preventative maintenance solution improves safety and reduces airfield downtime simultaneously through substantially fewer interventions. Sustainability practices and initiatives As an environmentally conscious company, our policies, processes and systems achieve sustainable business operations that span responsible use of materials and waste management, use of renewable energy (when available) and advocating green practices throughout our supply chain. Our factories are free of environmentally hazardous materials for the production process. We do not undertake work which involves our employees using hazardous substances such as acids, solvents, or heavy metals. Each factory meets or exceeds all related environmental legislation. We ensure material waste following production is recycled according to industry best practices with our factories running recycling programs for metal, cardboard, wood, and/or batteries. We currently believe that we are recycling up to 90% of all recyclable material. Furthermore, ADB operates travel and transport policies that take account of environmental issues as far as is reasonably practicable and encourages the use of alternative means of transport where possible. Share and give back We are committed to a positive role in our community, as an organization and as individuals. ADB’s community thinking regularly supports noble causes in local neighborhoods. Our employees have a strong sense of social responsibility and often volunteer their time and skills to non-profit organizations that fight drug abuse, promote awareness of cancer and autism, or work with the young. ISO 14001 ADB bvba is implementing an ISO 14001 environmental management system for its Zaventem site in Belgium. ADB bvba is an environmentally conscious company with defined policies, processes and systems for sustainable business operations. ADB bvba: Supports the requirements of applicable international standards, environmental legislation and codes of practice. Provides a safe, clean and healthy workplace and ensures personnel are properly trained with the appropriate safety and emergency equipment. Encourages efficient use of energy, utilities and natural resources, especially where these are non-renewable. Seeks to prevent pollution by reducing the use of natural resources and amount of waste from its factory activities. Waste recycling programs are monitored constantly. Develops products and services that integrate lifecycle management in terms of energy saving and recycling requirements. Aims to purchase products and services that do the least damage to the environment and encourages others to do the same. Operates travel and transport policies that take account of environmental issues as far as is reasonably practical and encourages the use of feasible alternative means of transport or communication. Ensures that all ADB bvba employees understand, apply and contribute to its environmental policy.