Management System ISO14001
Our ISO14001 standard compliant Environmental Management System (EMS) helps us to effeciently guarantee an environmental protection. As airport operators, we know that a good relationship with stakeholders and Authorities means talking a common language, based on shared data and information.
Our EMS establishes the measurement of all environmental impacts produced by airport operations (including noise, emissions, water and energy consumption and waste production).
Moreover, within the EMS we adopt specific internal procedures aimed at guaranteeing preventive and corrective actions in case of a potential environmental impact.
Energy Management System ISO50001
Our ISO50001 standard compliant Energy Management System (EnMS) represents an operative and organizational tool with which the reduction of energy resources is achieved.
Thanks to an accurate and detailed monitoring of the energy consumption, we can identify all necessary measures to make our infrastructures efficient, and to plan for future efficient infrastructures.
The EnMS is developed with the support by T-ZERO, operated within a funding programme set by the Italian Ministry of the Environment.
Airport Carbon Accreditation
In addition to the EnMS, Bologna airport has joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme at Level 2 "Reduction" (Watch video).
Such scheme, promoted by ACI Europe and involving many airport organizations from Europe and the rest of the world, allows us to be aligned and comparable with the highest international standards.
Sustainable Energy Action Plan
As a large strategic infrastructure, we know that our contribution to the sustainable development of our territory is very important. For that reason, we have undersigned the Sustainable Energy Action Plan promoted by the Municipality of Bologna, in order to provide a support in reaching the common emission reduction goal.
Proper energy management cannot neglect a constant commitment to expanding knowledge and expertise regarding innovation opportunities in the technology sector, as well as systems for the local integration of the airport within the existing environment. For this reason, Marconi Airport is participating, together with the Province of Bologna, in the European project D-AIR "Cleaner airports, Decarbonated Regions" developed as part of the territorial cooperation programme INTERREG-IVC. This programme aims at improving the effectiveness of regional development policies in the areas of innovation, knowledge economy, environment and risk prevention, and contributing to the modernisation and competitiveness of Europe through the exchange and sharing of best practices developed by local and regional authorities in Europe.
The D-AIR project aims at providing its partners (not only Bologna, but also the Mazovia Region, Swedavia, the City of Leipzig, Eindhoven Airport, Transport Malta, Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, and El Prat de Llobregat) with economic support for scientific research aimed at identifying innovative solutions for reducing CO2 emissions deriving from airport operations and from the traffic generated by/attracted to the airport. In addition, the project includes study visits to all partners to strengthen the sharing of knowledge and experience.
Noise is undoubtedly the most important aircraft-related environmental issue for the surrounding area.
As an Airport Operator, we are firmly committed to constant noise monitoring, and maintaining close contacts with the authorities responsible for regulating civil aviation and air traffic management, in order to implement appropriate measures to reduce airport noise.
The airport is served by complex water collection and distribution systems. For years we have pursued a water saving policy through a strict programme of protection and prevention.
We conduct a thorough water quality monitoring campaign, in compliance with waste water discharge regulations and in collaboration with certified chemical laboratories.
The water quality surveys are also managed according to specific procedures set out in the environmental certification, and the results of the chemical analysis are shared with ARPA.
Since 2005 we've been participating in the voluntary European Greenlight Programme, promoted by the European Commission.
The programme involves those organizations who have achieved good practises in the field of efficiency of their lighting systems, in order to reduce energy consumption and its relative emissions.