Climate Protection

Fraport has set itself the mission of reducing its  CO2  emissions continuously, reaching net zero by 2045.  

Presskit "Our Strategy for Climate Protection"

Press releases, Infographics and Fact Sheets

Clear strategy for climate protection

Fraport AG will significantly reduce  CO2 emissions within the Group and at Frankfurt Airport by 2030. The aim is to cut emissions to 120,000 metric tons of  CO2 per year in the Group as a whole and to 75,000 metric tons at Frankfurt Airport. Fraport’s targets for its Group airports are based on those set by the countries in which they are located. Carbon emissions  for the entire corporate group shall be reduced to zero  by the year 2045.

Essentially, Fraport is leveraging savings in four areas:

  • Energy consumption in infrastructure
  • Energy consumption in traffic and transport
  • Energy mix
  • Smart air conditioning

Thomas Schäfer, Head of Environmental Management, Fraport AG

“Inner conviction is behind Fraport’s pursuit of ambitious sustainability targets. We have intensified the relevant activities despite the covid-19 pandemic and are committed to achieving zero carbon emissions for the entire Group by the year 2045.”

It was the Fraport Group that co-developed the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme. This is a scheme engineered by the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) with the aim of encouraging as many European airports as possible to comprehensively manage their CO2 emissions and become carbon neutral.The ACA scheme has now become a global industry standard. 

In 2009, Fraport was the first airport operator in the world to obtain this certificate for Frankfurt Airport. Every year since then, the high optimization level has been recertified, for the eleventh year in succession in 2020.

The energy saved in a year could power the floodlight at the Allianz Arena in Munich for over 2.5 years.       

You could provide 8,600 households per year with the saved power from our terminals.

It generates around 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

This applies both to passenger vehicles as well as special ground handling vehicles on the apron.


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