Sustainable developmentSustainability programm

The sustainability program is a Group-wide program that provides the road map 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 2018 Measures ends
Company and management
Compliance und Corporate Governance
Targeted development and support of innovations with the support of all Group units
Development of innovations with support of all Group units during market research and trend observation, evaluation and selection as well as initiation and realization of ideas Ongoing Ongoing
Digitalization Digital offers for customers
Development of new digital products and services (for example, further development of the Passngr app, implementation of products, further development of the WiFi portal)
Ongoing  2025
Campus mobility
Booking of service vehicles via app
60 % 2019

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


Planning of Node West 0 Ongoing 2021
Procurement of affordable living space for FMG employees in coordination with the municipalities of the region
Ongoing 2025
Opening up new business units


Further development of the urban concept, LabCampus, and implementation of the related building measures Ongoing 2025
Green IT New construction of a Group computer center taking carbon neutrality into consideration 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

100 %

2018 (completed)

Providing systems and technology to safeguard operations and future traffic trends

Design and realization of new technologies for passenger information 10 % 2020
Landside access and traffic development

Improving rail access over the medium term

Supporting the planning approval process for the «Erdinger Ringschluss» project (from the airport to the town of Erding) (comment: delay due to objections from local residents) 80 %
2020 (extended)

«Erdinger Ringschluss»: constructing first section to Schwaig

65 % 2021
Supporting the «Walpertskirchener Spange» project (planning approval process was initiated in March 2019) Needs-based 2026
Ensuring the route 38 extension project between Munich, Mühldorf, and Freilassing as part of the new Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan, anchoring of the realization in the Federal Railways Improvements Act (Bundesschienenwege-Ausbaugesetzen) 100 % 2018 (completed)
Air traffic development

Participation in international air traffic programs, as well as the provision of aviation infrastructure to ensure traffic safety and growth in traffic in the bottleneck

Creation of a ground coordinator concept within the framework of the SESAR project (Single European Sky ATM Research)

50 % 2019
Off-campus growth


Establishment of a company in the USA

80 % 2019
Restructuring and organizational development

Establishment of a process management system to standardize and optimize processes and procedures, as well as for quality assurance

40 % 2019
Linking transportation operators (seamless travel)

Smart campus mobility

Carrying out a pilot project for autonomous driving at Munich Airport 100 % 2020 (completed early in 2018)
Establishment of structures to create a networked campus mobility Ongoing Ongoing

Employees and society 1)

Material Topics Initiatives Measures Status 2018 Measures ends
Employees and society1)

Occupational health and safety and health management

Optimizing occupational health and safety

Integration of an occupational health and safety training and qualification program in the Airport Academy's further training program

10 % 2019

Design of a Group-wide measures program for the systematic assessment of risks presented by hazardous substances (EMKG, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) (comment: revaluation of the measure on the basis of changed framework conditions)

10 % 2019

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

20 % 2019 (extended)

Robotics: Development of a concept for the automation of processes in the ground handling service, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institut

10 % 2020

Developing occupational safety management

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

10 % 2020 (extended)
Making workstations more ergonomic by using innovative technology


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

70 % 2020
Increasing efficiency Improvements to occupational medical services and in-house health management: for example, the «Pro.Fit» project, Airport Rescue and Firefighting, the «AufWind» musculo-skeletal program, the BETSI program



Employee training and recruitment
Future program: Demographics Medium-term management of future personnel requirements and derivation of suitable measures, taking into consideration the potential from digitalization and process optimization, in order to remain successful and efficient despite a shortage of managers and demographics-related retirements 30 % 2019
Equal opportunities and cultural diversity

Covering the employee requirement qualitatively and quantitatively

Equal participation of men and women in management positions within the Munich Airport Group Ongoing 2020
Communication with social stakeholder groups (in particular regional groups) Continuing to make sustainability and carbon-neutrality communication priorities Conducting PR work to clarify the sustainability strategy Ongoing Ongoing
Maintaining and intensifying regional dialog through regular discussions with stakeholder groups Preparing and hosting the regional reception Ongoing Ongoing
Preparing and hosting information events for associations and stakeholders Ongoing Ongoing
Solidifying engagement in local politics Speaking personally to local and political representatives in the airport region


Intensifying external communication Maintaining the increased levels of PR work in Munich Ongoing 2025
Employee satisfaction Increasing employer attractiveness internally and externally Strengthening employee retention (for example, through targeted internal and external communication and with events for Group employees) Ongoing Ongoing

Performing employee surveys and deriving improvement measures

70% 2019
Training and skills management Refocusing the Group’s in-house professional development center Redesigning the Airport Academy at Airsite West 50 % 2019
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 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
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 Ongoing Ongoing

1) For the key topic of «occupational health and safety and health management», a detailed measures program will also be published in the «Occupational health and safety, occupational medicine, and health management» annual report.

Environmental and climate protection 1)

Material Topics Initiatives Measures Status 2018 Measures ends
Environmental and
climate protection1)

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 %


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


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


Using renewable energy Procurement of green electricity for customers in Scope 3 20 % 2020
Expansion of photovoltaic systems at Munich Airport: In 2018, a photovoltaic system was commissioned on the new P51 parking structure; for 2019 the installation of further systems with a capacity of around 700 MWh is planned 20 % 2020
Becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 Improving energy efficiency in existing stock 40 % 2025
Developing a concept to make more use of renewable energy from photovoltaic systems 15 % 2019
Converting the external lighting and apron lighting to LED technology 80 % 2022
E-mobility: Expanding charging infrastructure and procuring more electric vehicles 20 % 2019
Developing carbon charter with specifications and guidelines 100 % 2018 (completed)

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.