Fraport is internationally one of the leading companies in the airport business and, with Frankfurt Airport, operates one of the world’s most important aviation hubs. About 81,000 people work at Frankfurt Airport and 18,300 of these work solely for Fraport. As an active partner for the region, we support sports, social, and cultural clubs and institutions. In addition, Fraport has also always been committed to contributing to the reduction of aircraft noise pollution. We are continuously attempting to reduce noise pollution through active and passive noise abatement measures.
For further information on the following topics, please consult the “2016 Compact” report.
Positive contribution to the economic development of the region. Charitable involvement in the neighborhood of the airport and dialog with our stakeholders.
Airports are important business locations and contribute directly and indirectly to economic and social value generation. Frankfurt Airport, for example, with more than 81,000 direct employees, is the largest local place of work in Germany. The approximately 5.4 million people who live in the metropolitan area around the airport also benefit from this. They not only benefit from having a short journey to fly away on holiday or on business trips, many of them also work in a company that benefits from proximity to the airport.
For historical reasons, Fraport feels a particular commitment to Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. We are committed to the business location and the metropolitan area. These activities include participation in the economic initiative “Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain”, in which 150 companies are involved. As a co-founder, Fraport has been active in it since 1996 and provides the executive management. One result of the collaboration is the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) center of excellence at its site at the airport.
With our motto “Active for the Region”, we are known for our community, cultural and social engagement. We supported more than 1,800 projects of different clubs and associations with donations or sponsorship involvement amounting to a total of €5.3 million in 2016.
At the Frankfurt site, Fraport feels particularly committed to the Rhine-Main region. We are committed to the business location and the metropolitan area. These activities include participation in the economic initiative “Wirtschaftsinitiative FrankfurtRheinMain”, in which 150 companies are involved. As a co-founder, Fraport has been active in it as of 1996 and provides the executive management. One result of the collaboration is the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) center of excellence at its site at the airport. In addition to our commitment to the business location, in line with our motto “Active for the Region”, we are known for our community, cultural and social engagement. We supported more than 1,800 projects of different clubs and associations with donations or sponsorship involvement amounting to a total of €5.3 million in 2016.
Since 1988, through the Erich Becker Foundation, Fraport has been making awards and grants for academic work with a theme related to air transport, logistics and mobility. Funds of approximately € 3 million have been approved since the funding activities commenced. In 2016, the Foundation’s committees decided to dissolve the Foundation and transfer its capital to the ProRegion Foundation. By bundling the activities, Fraport would like to focus its commitment even more on the integration of young people and young adults into the world of work. As one of the largest employers in Hesse, Fraport intends to focus more strongly on these issues, especially against the backdrop of the collective societal task of supporting young refugees in gaining vocational qualifications and integrating into society.
Since 1999, ProRegion has been promoting projects that contribute to improving the training and employability of young people and young adults. The Foundation will have capital of € 7.6 million. Since 2006, the Foundation has invested € 1 million in Pittler Pro Region Berufsausbildung GmbH in Langen, and thus now holds almost 45 percent of the shares in the company. In the past 17 years, funding of € 7.5 million has been awarded, including € 617,000 for 33 projects in 2016. The largest recipients of funding are based in Frankfurt am Main.
With the environmental fund, Fraport has supported nature and environmental conservation projects, research, and environ- mental education projects since 1997. The best-known project is the RhineMain Regional Park. Since the environmental fund was established, more than 950 projects have been funded with a total of almost € 37 million.
The number of refugees seeking asylum in Germany is falling, but remains high. Since 2015, Fraport has set an example of solidarity with people seeking protection. The activities are bundled under the motto “#Refugeeswelcome: Fraport helps”. In various towns and cities in the neighborhood of the airport, Fraport is supporting the establishment of accommodation and the care of refugees. Employees who volunteer in the field of refugee aid are each able to apply for a donation of € 1,000 for their association. In total, Fraport made donations of more than € 47,000 available for this purpose in the reporting year.
Many of our employees - including those working at our international Group airports - have been making valuable contributions to charities. The commitments range from collecting donations to activities in local citizens' groups and organizations. Fraport supports its employees in their commitment, be it by transporting collected relief goods or by adding to donations.
Particularly noteworthy is the dedication of former Fraport employee Mr. Helmut Hoffmann at Frankfurt Airport. For many years he has been visiting children’s homes in Hungary and Romania to offer on-site assistance. A long-standing tradition is the yearly collection campaign for Christmas gifts: Fraport employees pack gifts for children in orphanages, institutions for handicapped persons and families in need in Romania and Hungary. All in all, 5,430 packages were prepared, not least thanks to the participation of employees of renowned radio and TV stations (including Hessischer Rundfunk, ZDF and 3Sat), the Kaltenhof sheltered-employment company, some daycare centers as well as schools in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Region. Mr. Hofmann brought the Christmas gifts to the children in several trips. Fraport bore the gasoline costs and provided some of the vehicles. On some of his tours, Mr. Hofmann was accompanied by other employees of the Fraport Group, among them also Executive Board members. In addition, he organizes a yearly festival, alternating in Hungary and Romania, for up to 400 children. This festival is sponsored by the Executive Board, executives and employees of the Fraport Group. Some 15 Fraport employees accompany him to support the festivities. In 2016, this festival was already held for the sixth time.