Environment & Sustainability
At Graz Airport, the responsible handling of natural resources and our environment is a fixed element of its corporate strategy; cooperation in the relations with neighbours and colleagues is anchored in the corporate philosophy.
Acting for the future
The environment has to be preservered for future generations. Numerous measures are therefore taken by Graz Airport in order contribute its share.
Graz Airport received the 18th Ecoprofit/ÖKOPROFIT award from the City of Graz for its commitment and for the implementation of eco-friendly measures.
Georg Schlagbauer, Environmental Officer at Graz Airport, and his committed team are constantly working for a sustainable handling of the environment.
Measures at Graz Airport
Activities in 2015 paid tribute to Graz Airport's sense of responsibility. In addition to the acquisition of another hybrid car for the vehicle pool:
1.) The exchange of 12 monitors e.g. at the Information desk, in the gallery, in the Arrivals lounge etc.
Savings: 17,870.4 kW/a and 6.61 t CO2
2.) Change of light management / movement sensors in the office corridors.
Savings: 547.50 kW/a and 0.20 t CO2
3.) The change of the lighting Management in the arrival hall. The light and the illuminated advertising will be linked to the flight plan.
Savings: 22,815.50 kW/a and 8.44t CO2
4.) Conversion to virtual server, where hardware in the server room could be reduced by approximately 40%.
Savings: 23,000 kW/a and 8.51 t CO2
5.) New indirect spotlights in the passenger terminal
Savings: 16,965.20 kWh/a and 6.28 t CO2
6.) Changing the downlights to LED in the passenger terminal; among others, in the gallery, the transit area, etc.
Savings: 21,024 kWh/a and 7.78 t CO2
7.) Changing the street lighting on the VIP parking
Savings: 3,270,4 kWh/a and 1.21 t CO2
- Employees in the focus
For the purpose of the amendment to the ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz (Austrian employee protection act), both Flughafen Graz Betriebs GmbH and Flughafen Graz Bodenservices GmbH were evaluated with regard to psychological stress in the workplace. This meant evaluating all assessable influences from outside affecting the person, i.e. locating work related psychological burdens that lead to possible negative strains and then developing and realising measures for sustainable change together with the employee. Categories of negative strains are related above all to task requirements, work environment, work procedures and organisation as well as the working and social climate.
- Shoulder to shoulder at the Round Table
The Round Table at Graz Airport has become a tradition for 15 years, where leaders meet for a constructive exchange. Attending are the mayors of surrounding communities, the environmental association Feldkirchen-Seiersberg, Styrian Government (Department FA15 "Schall-, Erschütterungs- und Lärmschutztechnik"), air traffic control "Austro Control", representatives of flight schools, glider pilots, skydivers and airline companies and Graz Airport/Flughafen Graz Betriebs GmbH, bringing up and discussing current topics, hosted by a professional moderator. Not each and every concern or topic can be solved to everyone's satisfaction, but regarding many issues improvements could be achieved over the last few years.
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