Research Projects

Employee Onboarding Environmental Guidebook In Reserve

This research would produce a guidebook to help airports educate new employees on their on environmental procedures and practices. research would produce a guidebook to help airports educate new employees on their on environmental procedures and practices.

Background (Describe the current situation or problem in the industry, and how your idea would address it.)

Airport environmental issues can be complex, specific to the airport, and costly if not managed properly. It is therefore important for airport employees, particularly new employees or those without an environmental technical background, to be knowledgeable on the requirements and environmental programs at the airport. Airport environmental achievement and sustainability is an organization-wide effort, especially for things like waste management. Providing guidance to employees as soon as they are hired will allow communication of environmental policies in a more efficient manner and will give current employees a resource to refresh. Research is needed to develop guidance for new employee onboarding with respect to environmental laws, regulations, and programs at the airport.

Objective (What is the desired product or result that will help the airport industry?)

The objective pf this research is to develop an employee onboarding guidebook for environmental procedures and policies at an airport.

Approach (Describe in general terms the steps you think are needed to achieve the objective.)

• Literature review

• Stakeholder outreach

• Focus groups

• Case studies

• Guidebook outline

• Draft guidebook

• Final guidebook

Cost Estimate and Backup (Provide a cost estimate and support for how you arrived at the estimate.)

$350,000, which should cover the above tasks; it is commensurate with similar ACRP research project costs.

Related Research - List related ACRP and other industry research; describe gaps (see link to Research Roadmaps above), and describe how your idea would address these gaps. This is a critical element of a synthesis topic submission.

ACRP has produced numerous airport environmental and human resources/administration-related research projects. The proposed research should incorporate the findings from these projects as much as possible.

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Idea No. 619