2016 Sustainability Report
As part of the aviation industry, Fraport Slovenija is well aware that its active role in ensuring the public interest of safe, regular and undisturbed air transport carries with it an impact on the environment in economic, social and environmental protection terms. We therefore plan our company operations and development in a way that promotes the development of our immediate and wider surroundings and, at the same time, brings with it as few adverse effects as possible. Part of our commitment to sustainability is the annual sustainability report, which sets out, in a systematic and transparent way, all the efforts we are making towards ensuring sustainable development. The report outlines the progress made in our existing sustainability practices, alongside those which we first introduced in 2016.
2016 Sustainability report [click on cover]
The report has been drawn up in line with the GRI-4 guidelines. The number of projects yielding positive results demonstrates that sustainability is an integral part of everyday operations at Fraport Slovenija. New projects include the introduction of electric car-sharing for employee business travel, the planting of an anti-noise barrier, and improvements in the quality of services etc. In collaboration with the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure, and in order to make further noise emission reductions, we have planted an anti-noise barrier in the area between the airport and the town of Šenčur. This will protect the town from the noise produced by the airport, particularly by aircraft operations in manoeuvring areas. As regards mobility, through partner cooperation we have introduced zero-emission electric car-sharing to link the capital with airport infrastructure and the world beyond. Another positive aspect of this project is the use of 100% renewable energy sources for electric vehicle charging stations, providing a further boost to the combination of electric mobility and vehicle-sharing.
In 2016 we successfully renewed our Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate for the second time; the ACA is a scheme that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at European airports. Last year our CO2 emissions fell by 2.6% in absolute terms on the average over the previous three years (2013–2015). Taking passenger numbers and cargo tonnage into account, emissions per individual passenger and per 100 kg of cargo in 2016 were down 5.1% and 8.8% respectively on the 2013–2015 average. We also successfully renewed our certification for the ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system and the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system, which confirms the high quality of our services, our focus on continual improvement and the effectiveness of our operations. Our environmental efforts also brought us the 2016 Environmental Award from the Finance newspaper.
Fraport Slovenija invests a great deal in education and training, and is an employer that places diligence and safety to the fore. In 2016 we set up the Fraport Aviation Academy. This new education and training centre will offer a wide range of training options in crisis prevention and management, thereby helping to improve employees’ skills and qualifications at airports around the world and ensuring that aviation is safer than ever before. Through a variety of measures we are constantly engaged in ensuring the well being of our staff and their families; our efforts have been rewarded with a full Family-Friendly Company certificate, enabling us to join other companies committed to ensuring a better work–life balance and even greater social responsibility. For the fourth time and for the second year running we received a Reputable Employer award – a further confirmation of our stable reputation as a desirable company in which to work.
The Sustainability Report also contains a basic company profile, a description of the company’s business operations and future development, a presentation of the principles of sustainable communication, details of specific projects that demonstrate the company’s sustainable approach towards its employees, passengers, visitors, business partners, suppliers and the environment, and our activities relating to social responsibility.