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How the airport impacts the environment

The environmental impact of aviation is of critical importance to the aviation sector and thus to the airport. It is therefore important to continually strive to mitigate the airport’s negative environmental impact.

The work to reduce the airport’s environmental impact mostly entails reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, reducing other atmospheric emissions and discharges into watercourses, and minimising the use of chemicals and the generation of waste. 

Naturally, the airport complies with environmental laws in force as well as other relevant national and international regulations and requirements.

Swedavia, which operates the airport, also works to limit aviation noise and emissions from airport operations. To achieve this, it is necessary to work using the following strategies: 

  • Concern for the environment shall be an integral of all operations and be taken into consideration in decisions.
  • Climate change is the most important environmental issue for the aviation sector and shall be given priority in all decisions and activities.
  • Swedavia shall continually make operations more energy-efficient and direct operations towards the sustainable use of resources.
  • Swedavia’s employees shall all be involved in the company’s environmental efforts and be very familiar with relevant laws.
  • Swedavia shall assess and manage the environmental risks of operations in a systematic way.
  • Swedavia shall take an active part in local, regional, national and international efforts aimed at reducing the negative environmental impact of the aviation sector and work for the sustainable development of its airports.