Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been selected to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership. DFW Airport is now the only airport to be recognized two consecutive years by the EPA in the Climate Leadership Awards program’s six-year history.
The Organizational Leadership Award recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify extraordinary leadership in their internal response to climate change, and engagement of their peers, partners, and supply chain.
“Last year, DFW was honored to be the first Airport recipient of the EPA award for Greenhouse Gas Management,” said Sean Donohue, CEO, DFW International Airport. “This year’s recognition proves we are committed to responding to climate change and implementing the emissions reduction initiatives we’ve set in place. Our Airport will continue to demonstrate global leadership in sustainability within the industry.”
DFW Airport officials say they plan to continue its reduction initiatives by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use; by integrating best available energy-efficient technology into facilities, systems, processes and operations; and, finally, by expanding partnerships with airlines, regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations and other stakeholders to develop effective and sustainable solutions to improve air quality and reduce aviation’s impact on climate change.