Looking ahead, and with the German government’s Climate Action Plan in mind, Fraport now aims to cut CO2 emissions produced by operational activities at Frankfurt Airport to 80,000 metric tons by 2030.
This will equate to a 65% reduction of 65% on 1990 levels, which is the base year stipulated by the international climate protection agreement.
Emissions per transport unit are set to be reduced to 0.9 kg of CO2 per passenger or 100 kg of airfreight or airmail.
The new climate protection targets are outlined in its latest combined financial and sustainability report, '2016 Compact – Gute Reise! We Make It Happen', issued today.
Fraport AG’s chairman of the executive board, Dr Stefan Schulte, explained: “The fact that we have met our CO2 reduction target four years early shows just how successful our measures are.
"We will continue to optimise the energy efficiency ratings of our buildings, facilities and processes on an ongoing basis. This will be possible not least thanks to the efforts of our dedicated employees in Frankfurt and all over the world.
"We introduce some of them in person in our latest report. We also provide our stakeholders and interested members of the public with a summary of the Fraport Group’s business performance, as well as the company’s goals, activities and progress in terms of responsible corporate management.
"This encompasses compliance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact, to which we have been committed since 2007.
"It was therefore a matter of course for us to also incorporate sustainable development goals – which are part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda – in our report. We are focusing our efforts on the eleven goals that are outlined in the ‘Compact’ report.”
The '2016 Compact' report also explores in more detail Fraport’s new mission statement and corporate vision, summarised under the slogan “Gute Reise! We Make It Happen”.
Fraport continues to comply with the demanding standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) by publishing a separate GRI report online.
Copies of '2016 Compact' can be downloaded as a PDF at www.fraport.com/responsibility.