Environmental Management System ISO14001
Our Environmental Management System (EMS) compliant with ISO14001standard help us to make our actions efficient to guarantee the environmental protection. As airport operator we know that good relationship with stakeholders and Authorities means to talk a common language, based on shared data and information.
Our EMS establishes the measurement of all environmental impact 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 guarantee preventive and corrective actions in case of potential environmental impact.
Energy Management System ISO50001
Thanks to an accurate and detailed monitoring of energy consumption we can identify all necessary measures to make our infrastructures efficient, and to design future efficient infrastructures.
Airport Carbon Accreditation
In addition to the EnMS, Bologna airport joins the Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme at Level 2 "Reduction" (Watch video).
The scheme, promoted by ACI Europe and involving many airport organizations from Europe and the rest of the world, allow us to be aligned and comparable with the high international standards.
Sustainable Energy Action Plan
As big 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 Municipality of Bologna, in order to provide support to reach the common emission reduction goal.
Proper energy management cannot disregard a constant commitment to expanding knowledge and expertise regarding innovation opportunities in the technology sector and systems for the territorial 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 to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies in the areas of innovation, knowledge economy, environment and risk prevention and to contribute to the modernization 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 to provide 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 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 program of protection and prevention.
We conduct a thorough water quality monitoring campaign, in compliance with waste water discharge authorisations 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 chemical analyses are shared with ARPA.
The program involves those organizations having made good actions in the field of efficiency of their light systems, in order to reduce energy consumptions and relative emissions.