Environmental protection overview
Flughafen Zürich AG is conscious of its considerable responsibility for taking a sustainable approach to the environment. As the holder of the operating licence for Zurich Airport, it ensures the airport can be operated and developed in an environmentally responsible way.
Environmental policy and reduction targets
Flughafen Zürich AG’s environmental policy sets out the company’s position on environmental protection and identifies key priority areas. Its efforts are focused on the areas of aircraft noise, air quality, climate protection, energy consumption and the preservation of natural habitats for animals and plants. Alongside its environmental policy, the company has set itself reduction and efficiency improvement targets in the areas of climate protection and energy.
Environmental management system
Since 2001, Flughafen Zürich AG has used an environmental management system (EMS) certified to international standard ISO 14001:2015 to control all its own environmentally relevant processes and systematically reduce environmental impacts. Compliance and the effectiveness of the EMS are verified by annual external audits and supplementary internal audits.
Engaging in open dialogue is very important to Flughafen Zürich AG. As well as the public at large, its stakeholders in relation to environmental issues include in particular local residents, administrative authorities, associations and interest groups, industry partners and technical bodies at a national and international level.
Flughafen Zürich AG also communicates transparently on environmental issues via a variety of channels, including for instance its interactive environmental exhibition, publications on specific topics, corporate publications, information events, social media and – by no means least – personal contact.
Environmental reporting relates generally to the entire Zurich Airport complex and encompasses all the activities of Flughafen Zürich AG and its partners within the airport perimeter as defined in the Sectoral Aviation Infrastructure Plan (SAIP) for Zurich Airport. However, the targets mentioned in the individual sections relate solely to areas that Flughafen Zürich AG is able to influence directly.