Fraport to halve CO₂ emissions by 2030

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German airport operator Fraport is setting new climate protection targets aimed at reducing CO₂ emissions for the entire group including Frankfurt Airport. The goal is to lower emissions across the board by nearly 50% to 125,000 metric tons of CO₂ by 2030. The corresponding emissions in 2017 amounted to 209,668 metric tons.

Fraport’s new target is based on the national reduction rates agreed to at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, in 2015.

Dr Stefan Schulte, Fraport’s executive board chairman, said, “Growth and responsibility are not mutually exclusive, but belong together. In the spirit of corporate responsibility, we have firmly embedded climate protection in our group companies to make a positive contribution to this worldwide effort. To achieve our CO₂ goals, we will continue to improve the energy efficiency ratings of our buildings, facilities and processes.”

In the report, Group CO² emissions were included with the non-financial performance indicators – along with figures on the sickness rate and the ratio for women in management positions (in Germany). Other indicators include global passenger satisfaction and baggage connectivity at Frankfurt Airport, as well as group-wide employee satisfaction.

Advancements in these key topics and further initiatives with regard to sustainability are presented in the latest Fraport Group report for the 2017 fiscal year titled “2017 Compact – Gute Reise! We make it happen”.

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