Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been selected to receive the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership.
It is the first US airport to be recognised for two consecutive years by the EPA in the Climate Leadership Awards.
The Organisational Leadership Award recognises organisations 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 honoured to be the first airport recipient of the EPA award for Greenhouse Gas Management,” enthused DFW’s CEO, Sean Donohue.
“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.”
As part of the US EPA’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, its Climate Protection Partnerships division co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with two partner organisations — the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.
Awardees are honoured for exemplary corporate, organisational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change.
DFW says it plans to continue its reduction initiatives by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use as well as by integrating best available energy-efficient technology into facilities, systems, processes and operations and expanding partnerships with other stakeholders to develop “effective and sustainable solutions” to improve air quality and reduce aviation’s impact on climate change.