Environmental and climate policy

Purpose of policy
CPH's environmental and climate policy ensures that Copenhagen Airport and Roskilde Airport are operated and developed in a responsible manner in order to enable sustained improvements in our environmental results. The policy is based on the assumption that statutory and regulatory climate and energy requirements are complied with at all times.

By environment is meant CPH's impact on the external environment, including noise, air, waste, soil, water and nature.

By climate is meant CPH's impact on the global environment, including through greenhouse-gas emissions originating from the operation of our business. By energy is meant CPH's consumption of energy and water for supply purposes. Energy consumption is a decisive factor in the climate impact.

CPH's responsibility includes the activities that are under the direct and indirect control of our organisation. CPH seeks to the widest possible extent also to influence the activities that are beyond our direct and indirect control, including activities under the control of our business partners and customers.

Relationships with other strategies and policies
CPH’s environmental and climate policy is anchored in our overall strategy and policy for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Our World Class Hub growth strategy is aimed at ensuring that Copenhagen Airport becomes the preferred transport hub of northern Europe. Our CSR strategy, Responsible Growth, is about how we can achieve these goals – in a responsible way. Our CSR policy is available at cph.dk under "About CPH" / "CSR".

Internationally recognised standards
CPH is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and the environmental principles of the Global Compact are incorporated in this environmental and climate policy. CPH reports about its environmental impact in accordance with the principles of internationally accepted reporting standards, such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project. CPH has also been accredited to the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which is the Airports Council International's programme for handling airport carbon footprints.

Target group and responsibility
The target group of the environmental and climate policy is all employees of CPH.

The environmental and climate policy concerns CPH's values and culture with respect to climate and the environment and is considered as binding on all CPH employees. The environmental and climate policy applies to all CPH activities and should be a natural platform for all statements and actions by CPH staff.

The responsibility for following up on the environmental and climate policy lies primarily with the Environmental Department and the AAT's Energy Department, but the ability to comply with the policy also depends on the general management at CPH. Accordingly, management staff at CPH has a special responsibility to know and comply with the environmental and climate policy.

Environmental and climate policy
CPH ensures that Copenhagen Airport and Roskilde Airport are operated and developed in a responsible manner in order to enable sustained improvements in our environmental results.

Improvements are achieved by

  • incorporating environmental and climate considerations in all relevant decisions;
  • taking preventive action and a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
  • systematising environmental and climate activities in accordance with internationally accepted standards;
  • defining targets and action plans for material environmental and climate impact; - always using compliance with legislation as a starting point for CPH's work with the environment, climate and energy;
  • evaluating the development of environmentally and climate friendly technologies with a view to possible implementation;
  • increasingly involving employees, business partners and users in our environmental and climate efforts;
  • maintaining an open dialogue with CPH's stakeholders about the airport's environmental and climate position;
  • continued monitoring of the environmental and climate impact of the two airports;
  • evaluating the effect of the environmental and climate policy.

Environmental and climate targets

Area

Targets

Deadline

CO2 emissions

CPH will be responsible for reducing CO2 emissions per passenger to a maximum of 1 kg.

2020

CO2 emissions

CPH will keep its ACA accreditation at level 3, as a minimum, implying a carbon footprint of Scope 1, 2 and 3, a functional CO2 reduction policy and an ongoing dialogue with CPH stakeholders at all three scopes.

2020

Energy

CPH will save 20% of its energy consumption relative to the 2012 level by no later than 2020.

2020

Waste

In 2020, CPH will reuse 50% or more of waste from its day-to-day operation of terminal areas, service areas and the administration at Copenhagen Airport.

2020

This policy was approved by CPH's CSR steering group on 5 December 2014 and comes into force on 1 January 2015.