Fraport is represented in the most important sustainability indices and has received numerous awards for its sustainable management.
ACI Europe Certificate
In September 2009, Fraport AG was the first airport operator to receive accreditation under “Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). Launched in 2008 by adoption of the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) for the ACI Region Europe, the Airport Carbon Accreditation has meanwhile evolved into a global standard for the assessment and management of climate gases at airports. Since early 2012, Fraport AG has been accredited at Level 3 (Optimization). Antalya Airport, after having been accredited at Level 1 in the year 2010 for the first time, has meanwhile passed Level 2 (in 2011) and Level 3 (in 2012) and has reached the highest Level 3+ (“Neutrality”) in 2015. Ljubljana Airport joined the program in 2013. This airport managed to achieve Level 2 (“Reduction”) in the year 2015 by implementing adequate measures.
In 2009, we signed the Business Conduct Rules of the biggest European purchasing association, the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics in order to firmly establish human rights in our investment and procurement practices. The guideline is based on the principles of the UN Global Compact and includes fundamental anti-corruption rules, antitrust agreements, rules on child labor and forced labor, and compliance with human rights, environmental protection and health promotion, and fair working conditions. The companies signing the agreement have also made a commitment to promoting compliance with the “Business Conduct Rules” with their suppliers with the aim of achieving the best possible effectiveness.
Fraport has been taking part in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2006. This is the leading climate reporting initiative in the finance industry worldwide, which analyzes companies and their strategies for climate change and CO2 reporting.
In the 2015 Climate Disclosure Scoring, Fraport improved by three points reaching 98 out of 100 points versus the previous year. “The climate disclosure score assesses the completeness of the information reported by the company and thus serves as an indicator for the usability of their data. At the same time, it highlights a company’s transparency as regards climate change issues.” (CDP Climate Change Report 2015 – DACH 350 + Edition).
In 2016 the scoring methodology was fundamentally overhauled and divided into five levels. Fraport was awarded the C “Awareness” in 2016, 2017 and 2018. This letter score indicates that Fraport AG is actively confronting the impact of its business operations on climate change
Fraport AG's new Corporate Headquarters was built according to the standards of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB, German Sustainable Building Council) and received DGNB’s gold certificate in 2013. The building, completed in spring 2013 at "Tor 3" (Entrance gate 3) of Frankfurt Airport, meets the demanding quality criteria of the certification body for sustainable building. The DGNB “gold class" certification is awarded if at least 80 per cent of the quality criteria are met, as defined by the complex certification system.
The Deutschland Ethik 30 equity index comprises companies recruited basically from the ranks of the German Stock Exchange’s major indexes. The companies selected for the Ethik 30 index have to meet stringent ethical selection criteria and be recognized with Prime Status by the rating agency “oekom research”. In addition, an ethical advisory board provides assistance with the selection of suitable companies. The Ethik 30 equity index was launched in May 2014 by the Rhein Asset Management firm in cooperation with oekom research. Fraport AG is listed on the index.
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In 2009, Fraport AG received the eCarTec Award for its “e-Fuhrpark 2005+” (“e-vehicle fleet 2015+”) concept. The title was awarded at the occasion of the Munich International Trade Fair for Electric and Hybrid Mobility in 2009 in the Sustainable Mobility Concepts category. This award recognized Fraport AG‘s future concept in the area of electric mobility and also the efforts it has made in the past in order to test innovative vehicle technology under the special conditions at the airport and to implement it in normal operation.
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In 1999, Fraport AG‘s Environmental Management System was set up at Frankfurt Airport in accordance with the EMAS standards on the voluntary participation by organizations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (Regulation (EC), No. 761/2001 or, as of 2010, Regulation (EC) No. 1221/2009). Since then, the Frankfurt Airport company has continuously been validated under EMAS. In 2014, Fraport has once again passed successfully the revalidation as well as the two monitoring audits under EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) in 2015 and 2016.
Since 2002 Fraport AG has also been certified according to the internationally applicable ISO 14001 Standard. Also the environmentally relevant Group companies Energy Air GmbH, N*ICE Aircraft Services & Support GmbH and FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services GmbH are certified according to ISO 14001; outside Frankfurt the same certification applies to the Group airports in Lima and Antalya (terminal operation).
Fraport has been selected for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register since December 2013. This selection by Forum ETHIBEL indicates that the company performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
In March 2014, Fraport was included in the “Ethibel Sustainability Index”. This index contains a basket of 200 European companies performing extremely well in the area of corporate social responsibility.
Fraport has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since March 22, 2019.
Fraport AG has been listed in the FTSE4Good since 2006 and remains a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series following the June 2018 index review.
Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
In 2017, the Canadian magazine and research firm included Fraport for the first time in its renowned “Global 100” index. The “2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” index lists the world’s leading companies of various industries, as measured by their sustainability performance. To compile the index, Corporate Knights evaluated 4,973 companies from around the globe with regard to their economic, environmental and social performance. A total of 14 quantitatively measurable sustainability indicators are applied to determine a company’s inclusion into the index.
In 2014 the E-PORT AN initiative won the prestigious GreenTec Award in the Aviation category. “E-PORT AN Electromobility at Frankfurt Airport” unites electromobility projects at Frankfurt Airport. Its aim is the reduction of ground emissions associated with aircraft handling.
The partners Lufthansa Group, Fraport AG, the state of Hesse and the Rhine-Main model region espouse rolling and towing of aircraft by means of electric vehicles, an electric catering hub vehicle and the use of electromobility when loading aircraft with electric pallet trucks and other electric vehicles aiming at reducing CO2 emissions.
This initiative has been listed in the ATAG 100 Aviation Climate Solutions since the end of 2015. In February 2016, the aviation magazine “Air Transport World” recognized E-PORT AN as “Eco-Company of the Year”.
For more information see www.e-port-an.com.
In 2008 the State Government of Hesse began developing a sustainability strategy with the motto “Sustainable Hesse – Learning and Acting for Our Future”. This project requires politics, administration, economy and society alike to bear their share of responsibility with the goal of making life in Hesse ecologically sound, socially just and economically strong. Fraport has been supporting this project from its beginning and participates in the Sustainability Conference of the State of Hesse as well as in the steering committees organized by this Conference.
By means of the “Electromobility Lighthouse” title, the German Federal Government honors Fraport AG's efforts to improve sustainability and to reduce emissions at Frankfurt Airport. Vehicles with conventional diesel engines have already been gradually replaced by electrical drives in the course of the previous years. This results in fewer emissions, less CO2 and cleaner air transport. This initiative was awarded the lighthouse project title by the German Federal Government. Being selected for a lighthouse project within these Lighthouses can be deemed a "quality label" for particularly important innovations that contribute to the technological progress or cost reductions in the area of electromobility.
Frankfurt Airport is in a leading position among German airports when it comes to introducing electromobility. All activities contributing to more electromobility at the airport are brought together under the E-PORT AN umbrella.
The project is backed by the German Federal State of Hesse, Lufthansa AG and the Rhine-Main model region.
More information at www.e-port-an.de
In 2018, the rating agency ISS-oekom research once again awarded the "Prime Status" to Fraport AG. The Prime Status is awarded to those companies which according to the ISS-oekom Corporate Rating "Social and Environmental Performance" are among the leaders in their industry and which meet industry-specific minimum requirements.
The Yearbook published by RobecoSAM and KPMG is regarded as the world's most informative and comprehensive publication on sustainability trends and the sustainability performance of selected companies. Of the 3,000 biggest companies (based on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index) the best 15% of each sector are included in the Yearbook. Amongst those, only the top-performing companies are honored with the RobecoSAM Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. Fraport AG was included in the Yearbook for the first time in 2008 and then achieved the Bronze Class award in 2013. In 2014 and 2015, Fraport was again selected for inclusion in the Sustainability Yearbook. Fraport AG is listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector.
The Sustainable Business Roundtable (SBRT), founded in 2011, is a peer to peer learning network for a group of excellent companies that have a global footprint. It is a combination of cutting edge academic insight with open discussion of best practices, challenges and opportunities that companies face in the strive to embed sustainability in their respective organizations. The unique value proposition is to showcase the interface that sustainability has with the other departments of the company – such as human resources, marketing, investor relations. The members meet twice a year and the invitation is always for two representatives from every company – the sustainability manager and a colleague from another area (e.g., marketing, supply chain, human resources). This creates a rich environment for debate and discussion. The members include Accenture, Aegon, Allianz, AXA, BASF, Bombardier, Coca-Cola European Partners, Covestro, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Telekom, E.ON, Enel, Fragomen, Fraport, IBM, KBC, LafargeHolcim, Lufthansa, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Osram, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, The Walt Disney Company, Unilever, and UniCredit.
In the context of a responsible corporate governance at all our Group’s locations, Fraport AG is committed to complying with the most important internationally recognized codes of conduct: the UN Global Compact principles (since 2007), the OECD Guidelines and the ILO Labor Standards.