DFW wins EPA climate leadership award

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been selected to receive the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership, the airport said.

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.

As part of the US EPA´s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA´s Climate Protection Partnerships division co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with two partner organizations — the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry. Awardees are honored for exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change.

DFW Airport plans 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.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport welcomes more than 65 million customers every year. DFW customers can choose among 163 domestic and 55 international nonstop destinations worldwide. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, the airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over USD 37bn in economic impact each year.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change.

The EPA´s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership establishes norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective greenhouse gas emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.