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Swedavia environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001

In May 2012, Swedavia was environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001. Swedavia has worked for many years to reduce its environmental impact and has placed great emphasis on working in a structured way.

A number of airports were already certified before Group-wide certification was achieved. As early as 1999, Umeå Airport was the first airport in the Nordic countries to be certified under ISO 14001. After this, Göteborg Landvetter Airport, Malmö Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport were certified. Today, all the earlier certifications have been grouped together in a single certification for the whole of Swedavia, including Swedavia Real Estate.

Continuous improvements in operations

ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems that sets requirements for how operations govern and manage their environmental work based on their environmental policy, relevant environmental requirements and their environmental aspects.  The requirements call for a continuous improvement in operations and working at all times to reduce the company’s environmental impact. 

This work consists of setting targets, implementing measures and monitoring the work, aspects which continuously move the environmental work forward. The environmental management system is an important tool for management and includes controls to ensure that environmentally-related investments provide benefits.

High quality with a focus on the environment

Certification shows that Swedavia’s environmental efforts are working well. It indicates that there are quality procedures in place to formulate environmental targets, establish action plans and monitor the company’s environmental work.

At Swedavia, there is a focus on the environment. Investments and a number of other measures have contributed to a 74 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from our operations since 2005. The target is now to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – because we can always improve.