Certification & awards

Our certifications

Certified environmental management in compliance with EMAS and ISO

At Munich Airport we are committed to active environmental stewardship. Through an innovative and forward-looking approach, we continually strive to harmonize economic and ecological priorities.

We have introduced a sustainable environmental management scheme that is certified under DIN ISO 14001:2015 (2018 for the first time) and the European EMAS Regulation 1221/2009. These regulations define minimum standards for environmental management systems, such as written policies and goals.

These serve as the basis for numerous measures to improve our environmental performance, which are reported in our annual environmental statement.

Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy (aireg)

Munich Airport is a founding member of aireg, an organization committed to providing and using renewable fuels in aviation.

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Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)

For its CO2 management, Munich Airport was again certified in 2022 with the Airport Carbon Accreditation seal of approval, which is awarded by the European umbrella organization for airports - Airports Council International. Munich was the first German airport to receive Level 3 of the four evaluation levels. As of January 2021, 350 airports worldwide took part in this certification system, 170 of them European airports.

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Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the world's largest organization of investors and companies committed to fighting climate change.

In 2021, Munich Airport achieved a CDP grade of «B» for the reduction of its carbon emissions. This result once again puts the company above the industry average. The criteria assessed included climate strategy, climate data, and the quality and effectiveness of the measures implemented to reduce greenhouse gases.

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German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)

As a member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), Munich Airport is committed to the development of certification systems. The certification is assessed on the basis of six criteria with individual weighting. This guarantees a holistic and sustainable view of the project to be certified. For Munich Airport, membership in the DGNB is also an expression of its commitment to sustainable growth. Employees were trained as DGNB consultants. Munich Airport is also planning a site certification scheme. 

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Bavarian Environmental Pact

Munich Airport is a participant in the "Bavarian Environment and Climate Pact," an agreement between the Bavarian state government and Bavarian industry and FMG's initiative, for the period 2021 to March 2024.

Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) received a gold award from the "Bavarian Environmental and Climate Pact" in 2023 in recognition of its long-standing commitment to environmentally friendly development.

The company has implemented numerous projects to increase resource efficiency, reduce emissions and improve the immission situation. The measures include environmentally friendly technologies as well as, for example, the nature conservation project "Tagfalterschutz im Freisinger Moos".

The Bavarian Environmental and Climate Pact provides impetus for new approaches, methods and topics - with the aim of developing Bavaria in a sustainable manner. The new focus topics of the Environmental Pact are biodiversity and nature conservation. The overriding goal is to improve the ecological, economic and social foundations of current and future generations in Bavaria.

In total, more than 1,600 Bavarian companies and institutions from the business community are involved in the Bavarian Environmental and Climate Pact.

Flughafen München GmbH took part for the first time in 2000 and has regularly renewed its participation since then. Companies participating in the Ministry of the Environment's initiative for the fifth year in a row receive the special Gold Award.

Nature conservation at Munich Airport

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B.A.U.M. e.v.

Munich Airport is one of the approximately 550 member companies of the German Association of Environmental Management ( B.A.U.M. e.V.), Europe's largest private-sector environmental initiative of its kind.

With its many activities to protect the environment and ensure sustainable airport operations, the airport supports the association's code of conduct. B.A.U.M. e.V. has functioned for 30 years as an information and networking hub addressing all aspects of environmental management and sustainability. Its activities also include the nomination and selection of winners of the annual B.A.U.M. Environmental Award.

Visit B.A.U.M. e.V. website


With the GoGreen program, the CO₂ emissions from mailed letters can be offset through internationally certified climate protection projects. In 2021, Munich Airport once again used the GoGreen service of Deutsche Post as a contribution to climate protection. A small extra postage charge on each mailed item is used to support climate protection projects around the world. In this way, Munich Airport neutralized up to 940 kg of CO₂ emissions in 2021.

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BayernTour Natur

BayernTour Natur is an initiative of the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection. It has become established as an umbrella brand for guided nature activities in Bavaria and neighboring regions. Munich Airport joined this initiative in 2013 with guided environmental tours in and around the airport campus. The tours cover various technical measures to protect the environment such as combined heat and power (CHP) stations, LED lighting, PCA systems and measurement stations for aircraft noise, air quality and water management. Participants also learn about Munich Airport's nature conservation activities, with onsite inspections of biotope management, bird protection measures and ecological compensation areas.

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Environmental management

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