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Swissport's Pledge: Achieving Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Swissport International AG, a leading provider of aviation services, has pledged to completely erase its carbon footprint by 2050. The company aims to achieve this ambitious goal through the decarbonization of its operations and supply chain. Committed to both short-term carbon reduction and net-zero targets by 2050 under the Science Based Targets initiative, Swissport addresses carbon emissions in scopes 1, 2, and 3, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Warwick Brady, CEO of Swissport International AG, emphasized the significance of establishing net-zero emission goals. The company joins the Science Based Targets initiative, collaborating with organizations like CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Swissport commits to presenting its goals and undergoing validation within the next two years. The company plans to reveal a comprehensive transition pathway to address climate change challenges.

Central to Swissport's efforts is the electrification of its extensive ground support vehicle fleet across approximately 300 airports worldwide. In 2022, Swissport announced plans to increase the proportion of electric vehicles to at least 55% of the total motorized fleet by 2032.

Already achieving this in certain locations, such as Finland, where 98% of the cargo operations fleet is electric, Swissport is collaborating with airports to expedite the implementation of necessary infrastructure, including charging stations. To monitor emissions progress, the company launched a comprehensive emissions report aligned with greenhouse gas protocol standards, covering scopes 1, 2, and 3.

Beyond increasing electric vehicle adoption and reducing scopes 1 and 2 carbon emissions, Swissport is implementing key sustainability measures across all operations as part of its ambitious ESG roadmap.

Initiatives include phasing out all plastic dishware in Aspire airport VIP lounges by 2025 and reducing aluminum foil consumption in cargo centers in Belgium, Germany, and Finland. Swissport collects 100% of plastic foil, reusing it to wrap new pallets, creating a closed-loop process to minimize resource consumption and waste generation.

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