Sustainability programm

The sustainability program is a Group-wide program that provides the roadmap for sustainable development at FMG. The main objectives of the Strategy 2025 are broken down into individual initiatives and measures in the sustainability program.

Members of top management take responsibility for the initiatives in their division, while members of middle management are responsible for implementing the associated measures. Every year, dedicated discussions are held to determine qualitative and quantitative criteria for measuring target achievement. The targets form part of the performance-oriented remuneration for managers. Together, the strategy team and the managers assess the effectiveness of the individual initiatives and measures and the degree to which they have been implemented.

Company and management

Material topics Initiatives Measures Status 2017 Measure ends
Company and management
Compliance and corporate governance
Developing specific initiatives with the support of all Group units
Developing specific initiatives with the support of all Group units Ongoing Ongoing
Digitalization Increasing efficiency and introducing standards
Optimizing electronic storage to increase data transparency, to make data easier to find, and to reduce the required storage volume
75 % 2018
Digital offerings
Developing new digital products and services
Ongoing 2025

Infrastructure development and sustainable building

Implementing energy-efficient and sustainable construction
Certifying selected buildings according to the standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)
Ongoing Ongoing
Demand-oriented and economic development of airport real estate


Expanding the five-star airport hotel (Hilton) in the AirSite Center 100 % 2017 (completed)
AirSite West – real estate development of an Automobile Airport Service
100 % 2018 (completed early in 2017)
Planning the West 0 hub Ongoing 2021
Creating affordable housing for FMG employees in coordination with the municipalities in the region

30 %

Green IT Constructing a new Group data center with consideration of carbon neutrality Ongoing 2020
Customer focus Ensuring the necessary quality and efficiency at the Munich Airport site
Developing, operating, monitoring and coordinating the Group-wide continuous improvement process (passenger satisfaction data, ASQ, dialog management etc.)
Ongoing Ongoing
Continuing and developing the quality and service offensive (5-star program)


Ongoing Ongoing
Optimizing the landside mobility products and services for end consumers
Integrating the strategic landside transportation concepts and products (rail, inter-city buses, car sharing) into the long-term parking needs concepts

80 %


Providing systems and technologies to safeguard operations and future traffic trends

Developing and implementing an application concept for new passenger information technology
5 % 2020
Landside access and traffic development

Improving rail access over the medium term

Supporting the Neufahrner Kurve project 100 %
2017 (completed)

Supporting the planning approval process for the Erdinger Ringschluss (airport–Erding)

80 % 2018
Erdinger Ringschluss: constructing first section to Schwaig 50 % 2021
Supporting the Walpertskirchener Spange project Needs-based 2026

Improving rail access over the long term

Ensuring the route 38 extension project between Munich, Mühldorf, and Freilassing as part of the new Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 75 % 2020
Air traffic development

Providing air traffic infrastructure to ensure operation and future traffic development

Implementing delay code analyses (analyses to determine the reasons for air traffic delays)

100 % 2017 (completed)
Providing procedures, processes, and services to ensure operations and future traffic development

Providing total airport management at Munich Airport (turnaround and traffic flow management process)

100 % 2017 (completed)
Off-campus growth

Implementing the off-campus strategy «Think Big»



Developing the sales organization 50 % 2019

Investing in consulting firms/forming joint ventures

25 2020
Increasing efficiency and introducing standards
Establishing a customer relationship management tool for off-campus processes
100 % 2017 (completed)
Documenting and implementing off-campus processes 30 % 2019

Providing product descriptions for off-campus consultancy and management services

75 % 2018
Security and safety in aviation

Implementation topics corporate security

Designing and carrying out an aviation security conference at Munich Airport 100 % 2017 (completed)
Improving landside security 100 % 2017 (completed)
Linking transportation operators (seamless travel) Smart campus mobility

Carrying out a pilot project for autonomous driving at Munich Airport

15 % 2020

Employees and society

Material topics Initiatives Measures Status 2017 Measure ends
Employees and society

Occupational health and safety and health management

Developing occupational safety management

Introducing a process for recording and assessing employee satisfaction related to occupational health and safety

10 % 2019

Making workstations more ergonomic by using innovative technology

Using innovative lifting aids in the baggage transportation system in Terminal 1

20 % 2020
Optimizing occupational health and safety


Establishing a central staff qualification management structure, for instance designing training measures for foreign assignments, or designing online training modules for safety instructions

20 % 2018
Designing a Group-wide program of measures for the systematic assessment of risks presented by hazardous substances (simple hazardous substance measures issued by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) 20 % 2018
Increasing efficiency Improving occupational medical services and in-house health managementsuch as the «Pro.Fit» project at the Airport Rescue and Firefighting service, the musculoskeletal program «AufWind», and the BETSI program. Ongoing Ongoing
Employee training and recruitment Covering the employee requirement qualitatively and quantitatively

Adjusting training options

100 % 2017
Increasing employer attractiveness internally and externally Relaunching the Group career site as a central landing page for applicants 100 % 2017
Equal opportunities and cultural diversity

Covering the employee requirement qualitatively and quantitatively

Making sure that men and women enjoy equal opportunities at management level within the Munich Airport Group Ongoing 2020
Communicating with social stakeholder groups Continuing to make sustainability and carbon neutrality a communication priority Clarifying the sustainability strategy through press relations Ongoing Ongoing
Maintaining and intensifying regional dialog through regular discussions with stakeholder groups Preparing and hosting a regional reception Ongoing Ongoing
Solidifying engagement in local politics Speaking personally to local and political representatives in the airport region Ongoing Ongoing
Improving external communications Maintaining the increased levels of PR work in Munich

80 %

Redesigning the Visitors Park 100 % 2017
Maintaining and intensifying regional dialog through regular discussions with stakeholder groups Preparing and hosting information events for associations and stakeholders Ongoing Ongoing
Employee satisfaction Increasing employer attractiveness internally and externally Strengthening employee retention (for example, through selective internal and external communications and with events for Group employees) Ongoing Ongoing

Improving employment conditions through the new company agreement, «Flexible Working Environment»

100 % 2017

Conducting an employee survey and guaranteeing improvement measures

50% 2018
Training and skills management Off-campus HR and organizational development Enhancing product-based and methodological skills using a special training program for project managers and consultants 100 % 2017
Developing a consulting center of excellence 100% 2017
Refocusing the Group’s in-house professional development center Redesigning the Airport Academy at AirSite West 50 % 2018
Sustainable procurement Enhancing strategy development and sustainability management Continuing to integrate sustainability criteria into supplier management Ongoing Ongoing
Creating transparent supplier and service relationships in the region Providing information for suppliers/service providers (for example, creating information flyers for potential suppliers and service providers from the region) Ongoing Ongoing
Fostering transparency in existing supplier and service relationships (recording and publishing details of FMG sales in the region) Ongoing Ongoing
Collaborating with regional partners Accepting social responsibility in the non-profit sector (regional support for the fields of sport, social affairs, culture, education, and nature) Continuing existing sponsorship agreements, examining new project requests on the basis of the FMG sponsorship principles, and continuing intensive dialog with sponsorship partners Ongoing Ongoing

Environmental and climate protection 1)

Material topics Initiatives Measures Status 2017 Measure ends
Environmental and climate protection 1)


Establishing and developing environmental management


Voluntary butterfly project within the framework of the Bavarian Environmental Pact (developing and implementing species protection measures for selected butterfly species on FMG areas)

50 % 2020

Communicating with social stakeholder groups

Implementing measures from the «environmental protection public concept» (for example, series of publications on «the environment at the airport»)

Ongoing Ongoing
Noise emissions and noise control

Accepting responsibility for pollution resulting from air traffic

Designing and enhancing a noise protection strategy (active noise protection, flying procedures e.g. CDO, flight paths, landing charges, passive noise protection, noise protection programs)

50 % 2020
Sustainable use of resources

Establishing and developing environmental management

Recertifying FMG according to EMAS and DIN EN ISO 14001

Ongoing Ongoing
Greenhouse gas (CO₂) and air pollutant emissions


Accepting responsibility for pollution resulting from air traffic Introducing pre-conditioned air systems 100% 2017
Green IT Continuing to integrate new measures into the Green IT implementation program 100% 2017
Procuring new IT equipment, including the latest Energy Star or TCO requirements catalogs, and giving higher priority to energy-saving devices when choosing products in order to continually reduce consumption 100% 2017
Using renewable energy Procuring hydroelectric power from the Uppenborn plants 100 % 2017
Procuring green power for customers in Scope 3 10 % 2018
Becoming carbon-neutral by 2030


Improving energy efficiency in existing stock 30 % 2025
Developing a concept to make better use of renewable energy from photovoltaic systems 10 % 2019
Converting the external lighting and apron lighting to LED technology 50 % 2022
E-mobility: Expanding charging infrastructure and procuring more electric vehicles 20 % 2019
Developing a carbon charter with specifications and guidelines 70 % 2018

1) For the «Environmental and climate protection» outlook, a detailed environmental program was also published in the annual environmental statement within the framework of the environmental management system according to EMAS-VO and DIN EN ISO 14001.