In 1996, Fraport received certification of its quality management system (QMS) in line with ISO 9001. From 2000 onwards, certification was also extended to Group companies and a certification group was formed.
Fraport’s successful CO2 management is underlined by its participation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation of the ACI (Airports Council International), which has developed since 2010 to become the global standard for CO2 reporting and management at airports. Participation at level 2 (Reduction) or higher requires evidence of a CO2 reduction target, a CO2 management system in line with international requirements, as well as annual emission reductions that are reviewed by external auditors.
In 2009, Fraport AG was the first airport operator to receive accreditation as part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation system and went on to achieve Level 3 (Optimization) by 2012. Ljubljana Airport achieved Level 2 in 2015 and aims to reach Level 3+ (Neutrality) in the medium term. Since the 2019 fiscal year, the Group airports at Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria as well as the Greek airports of Kefalonia, Mytilini, Rhodes and Thessaloniki – and for the first time Chania and Samos – have been operating in Level 1 (Mapping). Lima Airport participated in the Airport Carbon Accreditation for the first time and has successfully received a certificate for Level 1. Antalya Airport has already attained Level 3+ (Neutrality).
In 2009, Fraport signed the Business Conduct Rules of Europe’s largest purchasing association, the BME – Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V.). The conduct rules are based on the principles of the UN Global Compact and include fundamental anti-corruption rules, antitrust agreements, rules on child labor and forced labor, as well as compliance with human rights, environmental protection and health promotion, and fair working conditions. The companies signing the agreement also made a commitment to adhere to the “Business Conduct Rules” and promote them with their suppliers.
Fraport has participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2006. This is the leading climate reporting initiative in the finance industry worldwide and is used to analyze companies and their strategies with regard to climate change and CO2 reporting. In the 2015 Climate Disclosure Scoring, Fraport improved by three points over the previous year to reach 98 out of 100 points. The Climate Disclosure Scoring represents the completeness of reporting and therefore serves as an indication of the usability of the data.
At the same time, it highlights a company’s transparency as regards climate change issues (source: CDP Climate Change Report 2015 – Dach 350 + Edition). In 2016, the scoring methodology was fundamentally overhauled and has been divided into five levels since then. Fraport was awarded the score C “Awareness” during the years 2016 to 2019.
This score clearly indicates that Fraport AG is addressing the impact of its business activities with regard to climate change.
The corporate headquarters of Fraport AG meets the standards of the DGNB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen). The building, completed in spring 2013 at “Tor 3” (airport access gate 3) of Frankfurt Airport, complies with the demanding “gold class” quality criteria. The certificate confirms that at least 80 percent of the extensive criteria are met, as defined by the complex certification system.
The Deutschland Ethik 30 equity index lists companies from the German Stock Exchange that meet stringent ethical standards. All companies must be recognized with Prime Status by the rating agency oekom research as a prerequisite for inclusion in this index. In addition, an ethical advisory board decides on the stocks analyzed by oekom research. The Ethik 30 equity index was developed by asset manager Rhein Asset Management in cooperation with oekom research, and was officially launched on the market in May 2014. Fraport AG is a member of this index.
careful handling of natural resources and the environment. To this end, environmental management systems are in place at Fraport AG as well as at all fully consolidated Group companies that are rated as “fundamentally environmentally relevant” based on their business activities. These companies are certified or validated almost without exception in accordance with the applicable ISO 14001 standard or the European EMAS Regulation. The Eco Management and Audit Scheme is a system developed by the European Union for companies wishing to evaluate, report, and improve their environmental performance. The system is applied by state-supervised environmental auditors. EMAS is regarded as the world’s most sophisticated eco-management system. Fraport AG has undergone environmental audits in accordance with EMAS since 1999 and in line with the international ISO 14001 standard since 2002.
Fraport was selected for inclusion in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register in December 2013. This selection indicates that Fraport AG performs better than average in its sector in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Fraport has been included in the Ethibel Sustainability Index since March 2014. This index contains a basket of 200 of the best-performing European companies in the area of corporate social responsibility. Fraport’s membership of this index was confirmed with effect from May 8, 2020.
Fraport AG has been listed in the FTSE4Good since 2006 and remains a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series following the June 2020 index review.
Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices. The FTSE4Good Index Series is used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
“E-PORT AN Electromobility at Frankfurt Airport” brings together electromobility projects at Frankfurt Airport. The long-term target is to use exclusively electrically powered handling equipment and machinery at Frankfurt Airport. Around 500 electric vehicles, ranging from pallet and container lift trucks to aircraft baggage loaders all the way to minibuses, are already in use. These account for approximately 14 percent of all Fraport vehicles at FRA.
In 2014 the E-PORT AN initiative won the prestigious GreenTec Award in the Aviation category. Partners in this initiative are the Lufthansa Group, the state of Hesse and the Rhine-Main Electromobility Model Region.
In 2020, the rating agency ISS-oekom research awarded the “Prime Status” to Fraport AG. Prime Status is awarded to those companies that rank among the leaders in their industry and meet the sector-specific minimum requirements according to the ISS-oekom Corporate Rating “Social and Environmental Performance”.
In the context of responsible corporate governance at all Group locations, Fraport AG is committed to complying with all important internationally recognized codes of conduct, including the principles of the UN Global Compact (since July 2007), the OECD Guidelines and the ILO Labor Standards.
Readers of "STAT Trade Times International" honor Frankfurt Airport (FRA) as the best international cargo airport. Thanks to its central location in the heart of Europe and Germany as well as its ideal intermodal transport links and excellent infrastructure, FRA as a cargo airport is already providing a unique setting on an international level. In addition to the ongoing growth in passenger numbers and cargo volume, FRA’s attractiveness is also due to its integrated networks in air and ground traffic, the dynamic accumulation of expertise, the close cooperation with its partners and its innovative approaches.
Founded in 1986, the "STAT Trade Times" magazine is the market-leading trade magazine for the cargo sector. The award was presented on the occasion of the fifth international trade event "Air Cargo India 2014" in Mumbai.
In recent years we have been awarded several prizes for our human resources policy. To us, that has been an incentive and an obligation to continue and optimize our successful concepts.
Fraport is the first signatory of the Hessian Charter on Compatibility of Career and Caregiving Activities.
Demographic changes are characteristic for the employment situation in Germany. More and more people have to provide care for relatives alongside their job commitments. Signatories of this charter aim at supporting their workforce when assuming responsibility for family members in need of special care.
In early December 2013 Fraport AG was awarded the “Star Enterprise” title by the “Praktikantenspiegel” survey.
The “Praktikantenspiegel” ("Interns Mirror") determines the attractiveness of individual companies as employers and provides an overall impression of the two aspects “employer attractiveness” and “brand image”.
On the one hand, employer attractiveness is evaluated on the basis of the experiences the interns have had with the enterprises. On the other hand, brand image relates to how an enterprise is perceived from outside.
Only interns are interviewed in this survey making sure that the indicators of the companies under scrutiny are authentic and relevant.
The study has been conducted since 2010 as an annual online survey with more than 7,000 participating interns. It was co-founded by CLEVIS, a leading human resource consulting company in the German-speaking area, and by the online job resource ABSOLVENTA. As shown by the study, the high employer attractiveness experienced by the interns confirms the positive brand image of a Star classification.
Fraport AG has been part of the “Success Factor Family” corporate network for many years and is committed to pursuing a family-friendly human resources policy. The corporate network is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Through its membership Fraport AG demonstrates that it strongly supports its employees in achieving an appropriate work-life balance and actively promotes it.
Fraport AG was named as a “High-Performance-Sports-Friendly Company” in 2019 in recognition of its long-standing commitment in this area, enabling high-performance athletes to combine their sports activities with their education/career.