The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has published its first sustainability report for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Covering calendar year 2015, with highlights from past years, this report focuses on the MAC’s social, environmental and economic sustainability performance.

MAC Executive Director and CEO Brian Ryks said, “This report offers a glimpse into decades of sustainability work by the MAC, and it will act as a resource as we continue to expand our engagement with airport stakeholders. It also provides a framework for future success by bringing a new level of focus, alignment and strategy to our sustainability efforts.”

The report is the culmination of a multi-year planning process to develop a five-year strategy for sustainability management.

“Sustainability is our approach to organizational management that recognizes the social, environmental and economic impacts our decisions have on the well-being of our system of airports and on the communities we serve,” said Dennis Probst, chief operating officer for the MAC. “By effectively considering the interdependence of these three factors, we can promote positive social engagement, protect the environment and ensure our airports’ economic viability today and into the future.”

Through its planning process, the MAC developed a vision for its sustainability work – to infuse it into everything it does – three themes to support its work in achieving that vision, and future-looking goals and objectives to deliver on the vision.
The three themes are:
  • Investing in Airport Innovation, which encompasses safety, security, environmental stewardship and infrastructure
  • Collaborating with our Communities, which encompasses external engagement, opportunity development, collaboration and communication
  • Empowering our Team, which encompasses creating an inclusive culture, growing and retaining talent, and acting with vision
 
The plan was funded, in part, by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
 
The report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, “core” standards.

The report is available online at https://sustainability.metroairports.org.