Environmental Strategy

Fulfilling our responsibilities

For the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group, environmental responsibility in air transport is not a new concern. It has been part of our everyday work for years. Because it is fully integrated into a dense urban environment, and because it is one of the gateways to a region that is famous all over the world for its beautiful sites, landscapes and lifestyle, the Group quickly began work to preserve the local area’s appeal, activities and quality of life.

Listening to local populations, it launched a raft of concrete actions to measure and reduce air and noise pollution. It funded part of the Nice metropolitan area’s tram network, to contribute to the development of sustainable transport. It was also among the first to make a firm commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions via the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. Five years after beginning this journey in 2011, Nice Côte d’Azur became the first
French airport to achieve carbon neutrality. The Group’s two other airports joined it in 2018.

However, these are just initial victories. More than ever, efforts to protect the environment and combat climate change must be a priority. This is why the Group has entirely transformed its strategy. Until now, there were two main pillars: economic performance to benefit the region, and customer satisfaction. Now, there is a third pillar, which is just as essential: ecological performance. Its flagship programme is “NetZero Carbon 2030”.