In 2009 the umbrella association for the European airport operators “Airport Council International Europe” (ACI Europe) launched Airport Carbon Accreditation with the goal of motivating a large number of European airports to adopt a comprehensive management of CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, all international ACI regions have taken over this tool, thus adopting a global reporting and management standard for CO2 emissions at airports. For more details, please visit www.airportcarbonaccredited.org.
The variety of living creatures, organisms and plants on earth. Science distinguishes between four aspects of diversity: genetic diversity, species diversity, diversity of habitats, and diversity of biological interactions.
Net financial debt + Shareholders’ equity
The CO2 footprint is a measure for the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions which are caused directly and indirectly by an activity or which are generated over the life stages of a product. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol forms the basis for this calculation.
According to the interpretation of the German Corporate Governance Code, compliance relates to conformity with laws and internal rules. Corporate compliance is interpreted to mean maintaining conduct within a company in conformity with the laws and rules by means of a Compliance Management System. Preventive, organizational measures are intended to minimize the liability risk for the company, its management bodies and each individual employee.
The COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework (COSO II) is a model for qualitative improvement of financial reporting through ethical actions, effective internal checks and balances, and good corporate governance. It is used for the establishment and assessment of risk management and internal control systems. COSO II was developed by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in 1985, a voluntary private organization based in the USA.
Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE). This council is an advisory body set up by the German federal government with the commitment to promote the national sustainability strategy, to designate areas of action, and to make sustainability an important public concern. The council is made up of 15 leading public figures.
Net financial debt / Total assets
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (The German Air Navigation Services) is a Federal, private-law company and the successor of the former Federal Administration of Air Navigation Services then known by its acronym BFS). The air traffic navigation tasks are defined in the German Air Traffic Act.
DFS is responsible for air traffic control and for a safe, orderly and expedious handling of the civil and supra-regional military air traffic in Germany.
DFS defines and requests the air routes in compliance with the national and international rules. The Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (BAF) is the approving organ for the air routes.
Consultation between DFS and the Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transport and Regional Development is an important element of the approval procedure by the Noise Abatement Commission.
Variety among the employees of a company in relation to gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, religious affiliation, beliefs, physical impairment and sexual orientation.
Dividend per share/Year-end closing price of the share
This important index for sustainability only lists companies which act as an exemplary role model for their sustainable corporate governance in accordance with the criteria of economy, ecology and commitment in the social and cultural sphere.
Net financial debt / Cash flow from operating activities
Abbreviation for: Earnings before interest and taxes
Abbreviation for: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
EBITDA / Revenue
EBIT / Revenue
Abbreviation for: Earnings before taxes
The Eco Management and Audit Scheme is a system developed by the European Union for voluntary environmental management and environmental performance. This is an instrument for companies and organizations who want to continuously improve their environmental performance.
Abbreviation for: European Interbank Offered Rate = Interest rate used by European banks, when trading fixed-term deposits with each other. It is one of the most important reference interest rates, among European bonds, bearing variable interest payments.
Forum Flughafen und Region (FFR). This forum addresses issues connected with the expansion of Frankfurt Airport, the air traffic industry and the development of noise. The objective is to engage in establishing a constructive dialog with the region about the development of the airport.
Capital required for the Fraport Group’s operations
Cash flow from operating activities – Spending for intangible assets – Spending for property, plant and equipment – Spending for airport operating projects – Spending for investment property
One of the most important sustainability indexes, launched by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange in 2001. Companies are listed in this index if they demonstrate above-average performance in the fields of human rights, social standards and environmental protection and continually improve their performance.
Net financial debt / Shareholders’ equity
Energie-Einspar-Verordnung (EnEV).This directive is part of German building legislation and defines standards for property developers relating to
energy-saving heat insulation and energy-saving system techno logy in buildings. The last amendment came into force on 1 October 2009.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB). The mission of this council is to develop and promote initiatives and solutions for sustainable construction, use and planning of buildings.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol develops internationally recognized reporting standards for reporting greenhouse gas emissions generated by companies. The emissions are classified into three so-called “Scopes” on the basis of their origin. Scope 1: Emissions that are generated and controlled directly as part of the business activity of the company (e.g. by the combustion of fuel in company vehicles). Scope 2: Emissions that are generated indirectly by third parties for the company (e.g. electricity generated by utility companies). Scope 3: Indirect emissions that are outside the direct control of the company but are generated because they play an important role in the business activities of the company (e.g. travel by passengers to and from the airport).
Hessian Ministry for Economics, Energy, Transport and State Development.
Before a new type of aircraft is allowed to participate in international air traffic, it requires a type certificate, called "noise certification". The aircraft needs to pass certain noise limit values at three noise measurement points: take-off overflight, take-off alongside the runway and approach.
Capital expenditures / Revenue
The IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations Certificate issued by IATA (International Air Transport Association) defines worldwide uniform safety and quality standards for providers of ground handling services for the first time ever.
The international environmental management standard ISO 14001 formulates requirements which are intended to support companies when building a system of environmental management embedded in management. The central focus is a continuous improvement process directed toward implementing defined environmental targets.
The ISO 9001 standard defines specifications for a quality management system which can be used for internal applications by organizations or for certification or contractual purposes. ISO 9001 is directed toward promoting the effectiveness of the quality management system in fulfilling customers’ requirements.
Cash and cash equivalents (as of financial position) + Short-term realizable assets in “other financial assets” and “other receivables and financial assets”
Year-end closing price of the share x Number of shares outstanding.
Non-current financial debt + Current financial debt – Liquidity
The Noise Abatement Commission's tasks and composition are regulated in the Air Traffic Act (§32b). The Aircraft Abatement Commission is the consultative body for the authorizing agency of the Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transport and Regional Development (HMWVL) and for the DFS German Air Navigation Services.
Members of the Frankfurt Noise Abatement Commission:
NORAH stands for “Noise Related Annoyance, Cognition, and Health”.
The NORAH study was launched by an independent consortium of scientists. The goal was to obtain the most representative and scientifically based picture possible about the effects of noise from air, rail, and road traffic on the health and quality of life. During the entire course of the study the investigation was accompanied by an independent external quality assurance.
The study was commissioned by the non-profit Umwelthaus GmbH, which is wholly-owned by the German State of Hesse. NORAH’s funding is provided by the State of Hesse, by Fraport AG, municipalities and air carriers.
Internationally recognized specification for occupational health and safety management systems. This is compatible with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and supports the company in efficiently fulfilling its commitments to occupational health and safety in the workplace.
The key function of the ombudsperson (external lawyer) is to receive confidentially any information about criminal activities relating to the company and inadmissible business practices to the detriment of the company. The ombudsperson acts as an additional contact partner outside the company for a whistleblower who would not necessarily like to take his or her concerns to the inhouse offices responsible for such matters. The ombudsperson is committed to the attorney client privilege and therefore has an obligation to confidentiality.
Year-end closing price of the share / Earnings per share (basic)
Direct conversion of radiation energy, primarily solar energy, into electrical energy. Photovoltaic cells are used to generate electricity and are found mainly on roofs, at parking meters, in pocket calculators, at noise abatement walls or in open spaces.
Represents the amount of oxygen required by the wastewater produced by one person in one day (measured as the BOD or Biochemical Oxygen Demand).
Ermöglicht die direkte Ausweiserstellung im Servicecenter Flughafenausweise gegen Vorlage des Antrages.
EBT / Revenue
Profit attributable to equity holders of Fraport AG / Shareholders’ equity
Abbreviation for: Return on capital employed = EBIT / Capital employed
Abbreviation for: Return on Fraport assets = EBIT / Fraport assets
Runway Northwest on Westerly operations (aircraft landings only)
Runway Center on Westerly operations
Runway South on Westerly operations
Runway South on Easterly operations
Runway Center on Easterly operations
Runway Northwest on Easterly operations (aircraft landings only)
Runway 18 West on Westerly and Easterly operations (aircraft takeoffs only)
Shareholders’ equity ¹ / Total assets
To ensure that all aircraft approaching Frankfurt Airport be guaranteed a safe landing at all times, the operation direction is changed in case the tailwind exceeds 5 knots (approx. 2.6 m/s) in the parallel runway system. According to § 32b LuftVG (German Air Traffic Act) and due to noise reduction considerations, operation direction 25 is maintained in the parallel runway system at Frankfurt Airport with tailwinds averaging up to 5 knots.
Current assets – Trade accounts payable – Other current liabilities
(Year-end closing price of the share + Dividend per share) / Previous year’s closing price