For the fifth consecutive year, Munich Airport has received a certificate honoring its successful efforts to reduce carbon emissions. In the Airport Carbon Accreditation Initiative launched by the airport industry association ACI Europe, Munich Airport achieved Level 3: the second-highest of four ratings. The certificate is granted to airports that take effective and sustainable action to reduce CO2 emissions and involve other partners at the airport – in particular airlines – in these efforts.
A requirement for certification is a comprehensive carbon footprint report for activities within the airport's operational boundary, which was conducted by FMG with the companies working on the airport campus. The report highlights the broad spectrum of CO2 savings across the entire airport – such as the planned aircraft air conditioning equipment on the airport apron that will eliminate the need for the kerosene-fueled auxiliary power units. Other important projects include measures implemented with German Air Traffic Control (DFS) for optimized flight operations and aircraft handling and the further development of the emission-based landing fees charged to airlines operating in Munich.
Climate protection is a key strategic goal of FMG: The airport has set the goal of carbon-neutral growth in terms of the 2005 baseline year by 2020.