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Sustainability and ESG

Prague Airport places great emphasis on doing business in line with the principles of sustainable development. Operating an international airport includes a wide array of activities that impact various interest groups and areas. Voluntary integration of corporate responsibility principles in daily tasks of the company as well as the plans for further development has become an integral part of our business. We don’t look at the company’s success only in terms of economic profit, but also at the road that leads to it. As a large company, we feel great responsibility to all stakeholders and the future world.

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Environmental Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Governance, Ethics and Transparent Business
ESG Strategy

The commitment to a socially responsible and sustainable business is an integral part of the Prague Airport Group company culture. It is our priority to be a trustworthy, transparent and responsible company that applies the principles of sustainable development to our business. In terms of our long-term ESG Strategy (Environmental, Social and Governance), we focus on nine critical material areas relevant to the field we operate in. We have set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound) goals in every area. 

ESG Goals and Commitments of Prague Airport

Environmental Responsibility Goals (E) 

1. Carbon Neutral Airport

  • by 2030: gradual reduction of CO2 emissions in line with the conditions of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme
  • 2030: achieving carbon neutrality
  • 2050: achieving Net-Zero carbon neutrality

2. Biodiverse Airport

  • 2025: twenty implemented programmes to support biodiversity and retention of water in the environment
  • 2030: fifty implemented programmes to support biodiversity and retention of water in the environment
  • by 2050: we will increase biodiversity and create a green belt around the airport through the implementation of one hundred specific projects

3. Reducing Noise Pollution 

  • 2025: five hundred apartments/houses equipped with ventilation (Auxiliary Noise Abatement Measures). Total allocated amount: CZK 150 million

4. Zero Waste Airport   

  • by 2027: reducing the amount of communal waste in landfills
  • 2050: achieving Zero Waste Airport
  • continuous implementation of circular economy elements and increasing the portion of recycled materials used in construction

5. Partnership for All – Together to Joint Green Airport

  • 2030: 80% of tenants and 50% of carriers to be involved in the Green PRG 2050 initiative 
  • 2050: 100% of partners involved in Green PRG 2050 

Social Responsibility Goals (S)

6. Equal Treatment and a Responsible Employer

By 2030: 

  • To continue with current preventive programmes, expand them to include further initiatives promoting well-being, prevention, compensatory exercises, healthy lifestyle and to raise employee awareness about health care.
  • To provide the employees with conceptual trainings focused on 21st century skills.
  • To increase the share of new employees through recommendations from current employees.
  • To maintain the number of occupational accidents below the national average through the comprehensive OSH system.
  • To promote employee financial stability through the combination of trainings, counselling and interest-free loans.

7. Transparent Support of Nearby Communities and Non-Profit Sector

By 2030: 

  • To provide the PAR - Prague Airport Region (associations of surrounding municipalities and city districts) with non-financial and financial support, primarily targeted on projects related to environmental protection and improving the quality of life in selected areas.
  • Every employee can have one day off to work for a selected non-profit organisation.

Governance, Ethics and Transparent Business Goals (G)

8. Advocating for Business Ethics and Conduct Within the Company  

  • 2022: An update of Internal Control Documents (CD), a launch of a general re-familiarisation system, an introduction of a report on the familiarisation of individual employees with the Control Documents in terms of ethical culture. E-Learning revision. Preparation of targeted trainings for high-risk positions.
  • 2023: A launch of a new form of E-Learning and targeted trainings for high-risk positions.
  • 2024 - 2030: Routine operation of familiarisation with CD and trainings on ethical culture.

9. Advocating for Ethics and Sustainability among Business Partners

  • 2022: Publicating the Business Partner Code of Ethics, preparing the mechanisms to transfer the ethical and sustainability requirements to business partners.
  • Gradually implementing the transfer of requirements to new business relations.
Participation of Prague Airport in International Initiatives
SDGs

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • The Sustainable Development Goals are a joint commitment of UN members, unprecedented in the history of mankind. By 2030, the United Nations aim to eradicate world hunger, reduce poverty, protect life on land and in water, ensure access to modern technology and learn to work better together, among others things.
  • Find more information here
Destination 2050

Destination 2050  

  • An international initiative bringing together major stakeholders of the aviation sector to achieve Net-Zero carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Find more information here

     

ACA

Airport Carbon Accreditation 

  • An international programme aiming to reduce emissions of airport operators. Václav Havel Airport Prague has been a member since 2010.
  • As part of the programme, Prague Airport joined the Net Zero initiative – a commitment to achieve net zero carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Find more information here

     

Touluse

Toulouse Declaration

  • A joint declaration of European airports, governments of European countries, European Commission, industry and other stakeholders on the issue of aviation decarbonisation by 2050.
  • It introduces specific steps, such as the launch of an 'EU Pact for Aviation Decarbonisation'.
  • Find more information here
Non-financial Reporting
  • Since 2017, Prague Airport has been using the GRI Standards (Global Reporting Initiative) to report on activities and impacts of its operations in its Sustainability Reports. GRI is currently the world’s most widely used methodology for reporting non-financial indicators.  Find more information here
  • Non-financial ESG 2021 data based on selected indicators of the GRI Standard -  download it here.
Sustainable Development Report
  • The Sustainable Development Report has been released annually since 2009. It has been modified in various ways since then; in particular, the extent of reported information has gradually changed.
  • Previous Sustainability Reports