Sustainability program

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

Key topics


Measures Status 2016 Measure ends

Company and management

Digitalization Providing systems and technologies to ensure operation of the airport as well as future traffic development Extending and optimizing the digital assets in the terminals by way of process support (for example, EasyPass, InfoGate) 30 % 2017
Infrastructure development and sustainable building Providing air traffic infrastructure to ensure operation and future traffic development Launching a fire station to the north of the site, storing new vehicles, and increasing staff levels 100 %
2016 (completed)

Implementing energy-efficient and sustainable construction

Certifying selected buildings according to the standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)



Developing the airport real estate on a demand-oriented and economic basis Expanding the five-star airport hotel (Hilton) in the AirSite Center 100 % 2017 (completed)

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.)



Continuing and developing the quality and service offensive (5-star program)



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 50 % 2017

Landside access and traffic development

Improving rail access over the medium term

Supporting the Neufahrner Kurve project


Supporting the planning approval process for the Erdinger Ringschluss project (from the airport to the town of Erding)


Erdinger Ringschluss: constructing first section to Schwaig 0 % 2021
Supporting the Walpertskirchener Spange project


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 of the airport and future traffic development Implementing delay code analyses (analyses to determine the reasons for air traffic delays) 80 % 2017
Providing procedures, processes, and services to ensure operation of the airport and future traffic development Conducting total airport management at Munich Airport (turn-around and traffic flow management process) 50 % 2018

Sustainable procurement

Enhancing strategy development and sustainability management Continuing to integrate sustainability criteria into supplier management



Creating transparent supplier and service relationships in the region

Providing information for suppliers/service providers (for example, creating information fliers 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

Off-campus growth

Increasing efficiency and introducing standards

Establishing a customer relationship management tool for off-campus business

90 % 2017
Providing product descriptions for off-campus consultancy and management services 10 % 2017

Security and safety in aviation

Implementation topics corporate security

Designing and carrying out an aviation security conference at Munich Airport

15 % 2017
Improving landside security 20 % 2017

Networking transportation operators

Developing communication and cooperation concept

Establishing the cross-industry Open Innovation Community and jointly developing the range of information, products and services

100 % 2016

Developing a suitable range of information, products and services

Gradually expanding the internal range of products and services through external partnerships 100 % 2016 (completed)

Campus mobility

Carrying out a pilot project for autonomous driving at Munich Airport 10 % 2020


Key topics Initiatives Measures Status 2016 Measure ends

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 %

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, designing online traini 20 % 2019
Designing a Group-wide program of measures for the systematic 20 % 2018

Employee training and recruitment

Covering the employee requirement qualitatively and quantitatively

Adjusting training options

75 % 2017
Ensuring that staff requirements are covered for the T2 satellite building (FMG and subsidiaries) 100 % 2016

Equal opportunities and cultural diversity

Increasing employer attractiveness internally and externally Offering and protecting equal opportunities: increasing the share of women in the Executive Board and at management levels 1 and 2 75 % 2017

Employee satisfaction

Increasing efficiency and employability

Introducing, communicating and developing a standard procedure for reorganization processes 100 % 2016
Cultivating efficient work conditions, checking pay-scale provisions 100 % 2016
Increasing employer attractiveness internally and externally Conducting an INQA audit (Initiative New Quality of Work) to cultivate a future-ready corporate culture100 % 2016

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

40 % 2017
Developing a consulting center of excellence 80 % 2017
Refocusing the Group’s in-house professional development center Preparing a concept for redesigning the Airport Academy at Airsite West 50 % 2017


Key topics Initiatives Measures Status 2016 Measure ends

Communication with social stakeholder groups (in particular regional groups)

Continuing to make sustainability and carbon-neutrality a communication priority Conducting PR work and reporting to clarify the sustainability strategy



Maintaining and intensifying regional dialog through regular discussions with stakeholder groupsPreparing and hosting out regional reception



Solidifying engagement in local politics


Speaking personally to local and political representatives in the airport region



Improving external communication

Maintaining the increased levels of PR work in Munich 60 % 2018
Redesigning the Visitors Park 75 % 2017
Maintaining and intensifying regional dialog through regular discussions with stakeholder groups

Preparing and hosting information events for associations and stakeholders


Collaborating with regional partners

Accepting social responsibility in the non-profit sector (regional support in the areas 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 the sponsorship partners (such as Jugend musiziert (Youth makes music)

Ongoing Ongoing

Environmental and climate protection 1)

Key topics Initiatives Measures Status 2016 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)

20 %

Communication with social stakeholder groups (in particular regional groups)

Implementing measures from the «environmental protection public concept» (for example, series of publications on «the environment at the airport» to promote climate protection and air quality) Ongoing

Noise emissions and noise control

Accepting responsibility for pollution resulting from air traffic

Designing and enhancing the noise protection strategy (active noise protection, flying procedures, (e.g. CDO) flight paths, landing fees, 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 80 % 2017
Green IT Continuing to integrate new measures into the Green IT implementation program Ongoing Ongoing
Reducing the energy consumption per gigabyte of storage systems by using the latest technology 100 % 2016
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 95 % Ongoing

Energy concept 2030

Completing the first stage of the energy concept (replacing and increasing the capacity of the block heat and power plant, East Power Plant) 100 % 2016
Using renewable energy Procuring hydroelectric power from the Uppenborn plants 90 % 2017

Becoming carbon-neutral by 2030

Improving energy efficiency in existing stock



Developing a concept to make more use of renewable energy from photovoltaic systems 5 % 2019
Converting the external lighting and apron lighting to LED technology 25 % 2022
E-mobility: Expanding charging infrastructure and procuring more electric vehicles 10 % 2019
Developing carbon charter with specifications and guidelines 5 % 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.