Sustainability at LAWA

Sustainability Action Plan (SAP)

Winner of 2018 Green Fleet Awards


Sustainability Mission Statement

As the international gateway in our region, Los Angeles World Airports is committed to setting the global airport standard for customer satisfaction and security, regional economic leadership and organizational performance. Building on our core values, we will engage our employees, tenants, customers, and communities in an effort to continually improve our environmental, economic and social performance.

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Message from the Chief Executive Officer

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)'s commitment to advancing sustainability at our airports and in local communities is reflected in the organization's ongoing efforts to collaborate, deliver results, and drive innovation over the past years. It is more important...

Sustainability 2020 Report


LAWA Sustainable Design and Construction Policy

LAWA adopted two Sustainable Design and Construction Policies on September 7, 2017: 1) A policy that requires new building construction and renovation projects at LAX and VNY airports be designed to achieve the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification or higher and 2) A new set of requirements that apply sustainability measures to airport-related construction/non-building projects.

LAWA EV Purchasing Policy

LAWA adopted its first electric vehicle purchasing policy (EVPP) on June 15, 2017. The EVPP will improve air quality in and around LAX and VNY as LAWA gradually increases the percentage of all-electric vehicle purchases to 100 percent by 2035.

LAX Food Donation Policy

The LAX Food Donation Policy requires all LAX businesses that sell or provide food to participate in a food donation program

LAWA Single-use Plastic Water Bottle Phase-out Policy

Effective June 30, 2023, single-use plastic water bottles cannot be sold or distributed at LAX or VNY. Acceptable materials are aluminum, glass or certified compostable plastic. This policy aims to reduce plastic waste generated at LAWA facilities.

Mayor’s Sustainable City pLAn

On April 8, 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti released L.A.’s first-ever Sustainable City pLAn. The pLAn is a roadmap to achieve back to basics short-term results while setting the path to strengthen and transform our City in the decades to come. In 2019, the Mayor launched Los Angeles' Green New Deal, an ambitious update to the 2015 Sustainable City pLAn.

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