Sustainability strategy at the centre of Brussels Airport’s environmental report 2019
The environment report of Brussels Airport focuses on the airport’s new integrated sustainability strategy, based on the 17 United Nations Sustainability Goals. With a series of concrete actions, Brussels Airport already wants to make a difference on the short notice. A longer-term sustainability ambition is to no longer emit any CO2 before 2050.
“We want to anchor the concept of sustainability firmly in our daily operations and in those of our partners. By investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, we can further reduce and, in the long term, neutralise emissions over which we have control. For emissions over which we have no control, we are working closely with the other airport companies and external partners to limit the total impact on the environment”, clarifies Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.
Within the integrated sustainability strategy of Brussels Airport Company, five priority work areas have been identified for the coming years: reducing ground noise and improving the local air quality, building a sustainable infrastructure, reducing waste, ensuring greater diversity in the workplace and improving the modal split. In the longer term, Brussels Airport, alongside 193 other airports, has committed itself to reducing its CO2 emissions to net zero before 2050.
Brussels Airport publishes all specific environmental initiatives and projects in an annual environmental report. The full 2019 environmental report can be consulted at https://environment.brusselsairport.be/en.