All of Swedavia's airports are certified at the highest level of the Airport Council International Europe's standards for the climate work of airports.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport was the first airport in the world to receive the highest level of certification. Certification means that all of Swedavia’s airports continuously reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their operations, that they help other operations at the airports to reduce their emissions and that Swedavia offsets the emissions it has not yet reduced.
The Swedish Environmental Code regulates what operations require a permit. The Swedish Land and Environmental Court for each region handles environmental permit applications. Mandatory documents for an application include an environmental impact assessment, technical descriptions and a complete account of the entire consultation process carried out within the framework for the application.
The environmental permit regulates where operations may be carried out to minimise the adverse effect on human health and the environment. A permit specifies, among other conditions, to what extent operations are allowed as well as what safeguards and protective measures need to be implemented.