Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) proudly participated in the United Nations’ (UN) Global SDG Action Week 2023 to #ACT4SDGS. The United Nations, including all member states, adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.
This provides a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. From September 15 through September 25, 2023, the UN SDG Action Campaign and its global partners scaled up engagement and action across the world on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
AAA prepared an SDG Action Week 2023 program filled with interactive, educational activities for all employees to participate in. On Saturday September 16, 2023, World Beach Cleanup Day, AAA in partnership with Kiwanis Key Club organized a beach cleanup at Boca Grandi.
A total of 70 participants joined the force to help clean up an area of about 1.5km and collect a decent amount of waste. Throughout the SDG Action Week, AAA employees had the opportunity to participate in several activities including an interactive SDG Awareness. A presentation about Waste Management & Recycling by Junior Lecturer at the University of Aruba Ms.Colleen Weekes. A donation of clothing and books were distributed towards the local community via Red Cross Aruba and different schools, and the official SDG Flag Hoisting Day on September 25, 2023. As part of the SDG Action Week, AAA employees received an SDG Wheel Pin to continue to spread awareness at work, at home, and in the community of Aruba.
“Sustainability is embedded in AAA’s vision, objectives, and goals, and as such, further strengthens its commitment to the realization and contribution to the UN SDGs. By organizing an SDG Action Week, we continue to partner up with other organizations for impactful projects, and donate to community projects that use the SDGs as guidelines. We continue to encourage our colleagues and community to become more socially responsible”, said Angeline Flemming, Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability of Aruba Airport.
About AUA Airport
AUA Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region, with 22 different airlines operating into Aruba contributing to processing over 2.5 million passengers per year (pre-covid) and providing air service to 34 destinations worldwide. AUA Airport is operationally solid where over 95% of all visitors are leisure guests: 80% from the United States & Canada, 9% from Latin America, 8% from Europe, and 4% from Dutch Caribbean, to year to date August 2023.
The AUA Airport attributes this to the island’s stable economic and political climate, hospitable and multilingual population, and safe environment on the island. AUA Airport wishes to continuously upgrade to a sustainable airport, safe and maintain its position as one of the region’s most innovative airports providing a trustful working environment, and facilities of a modern airport with an excellent service which reflects the Aruban hospitality, contributing to a prosperous future for Aruba.