Environmental Management

The purpose of environmental management systems is to systematically organize, manage and monitor operational environmental protection within the respective company.

They are also intended to guide and assist the management and those with operational responsibility in carrying out their tasks and improving environmental performance.

The functionality and impact of the environmental management systems is continuously monitored and audited by external certification bodies (ISO 14001) and environmental auditors (EMAS). Furthermore, Fraport AG and some of its airport investments have signed up to the global airport system for reduction of CO₂ emissions (Airport Carbon Accreditation).
Up to and including 2019, the year indicated in the title of the environmental statement referred to the calendar year in which the statement was published. In 2020, environmental reporting was adjusted to reflect the Fraport Group’s general reporting, which requires report titles to include the year to which the report refers. This is why there are two reports with 2019 in the title: a condensed environmental statement (published in 2019 but referring to 2018) as well as a comprehensive environmental statement (referring to 2019).

Environmental Management in the Group

The environmental policy dating from 2008 commits all Fraport Group companies to sustainable, considerate and careful handling of natural resources and the environment as well as continuous improvement of their environmental performance. To this end, environmental management systems are in place at the parent company and at all affiliated companies that must be rated as “fundamentally environmentally relevant” on account of their portfolios. Almost all of these management systems are certified under the applicable standard ISO 14001 or under the European EMAS Regulation. Companies newly incorporated in the Group are asked during the acquisition stage to introduce systems of this kind in the future if they do not exist already.
The environmental policy includes a commitment to report each year on environmental activities and performance. The sustainability report is the Group’s method of reporting, while the parent company and Frankfurt Airport additionally report via the EMAS environmental statements. For this purpose, the Group companies submit an extensive catalog of environmental performance indicators to the parent company once a year that combines these indicators for reporting and provides details of projects undertaken and improvements attained in the previous year. In addition, individual Group companies have developed or maintained their own reporting (Lima and Ljubljana Airports).

Further information


Airport Environmental management as
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Fraport AG FRA EMAS / ISO 14001 Level 3
Lima Airport Partners LIM ISO 14001 Level 1
Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD BOJ Not certified
Level  2
Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD VAR Not certified
Level  2
Fraport Slovenija, d.o.o LJU ISO 14001 Level 2
Fraport Regional Airports of Greece 8 Airports In preparation
Chania Airport CHQ In preparation
Level 1
Samos Airport SMI In preparation
Level 1
Kefallinia Airport EFL In preparation
Level 1
Mitilini Airport MJT In preparation
Level 1
Rodos Airport RHO In preparation
Level 1
Thessaloniki Airport SKG In preparation
Level 1
Fraport Brazil Aeroporto de Fortaleza POA Not certified
Fraport Brazil Aeroporto de Porto Alegre FOR Not certified
Fraport IC Ictas Antalya AXT ISO 14001 Level 3+
Fraport Facility Services GmbH
FRA EMAS / ISO 14001 *
FraGround Fraport Ground Handling Professionals GmbH
FRA EMAS / ISO 14001 *
FCS Frankfurt Cargo Services GmbH FRA EMAS / ISO 14001 *
NICE Aircraft Services & Support GmbH FRA EMAS / ISO 14001 *

*This does not apply to airports. Only airports can be certified under the “Airport Carbon Accreditation” scheme.