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Sustainability Goals

Massport is committed to holistically addressing sustainability across all properties and operations.

With the development of the Sustainability, Net Zero and Resiliency Design Standards, Massport put forth definitions and identified goals for operational efficiency, natural resource conservation, and social responsibility that have influenced decision making and investments that have now been used throughout Massport’s business units.

Establishing Shared Definitions

One of the early goals of the SMP process was to establish shared definitions for key terms:

Sustainability Consistent with Airports Council International-North America’s definition of sustainability, Massport is focused on a holistic approach to managing Boston Logan International Airport and other Massport facilities to ensure economic viability, operational efficiency, natural resource conservation, and social responsibility.

Resiliency The ability of a system to prepare for disruptive events, recover within a reasonable time frame with minimal damage, and sometimes emerge stronger.

Massport’s Sustainability Goals

The goals that follow were the original goals that were developed for the SMP, but have conceptually spread throughout Massport:

  • Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduce energy intensity and GHG emissions while increasing the portion of Massport’s energy generated from renewable sources.
  • Materials, Waste Management, and Recycling Reduce waste generation, increase the recycling rate, and utilize environmentally sound materials.
  • Ground Access and Connectivity Provide superior ground access to Boston Logan through alternative and high-occupancy vehicle travel modes.
  • Water Conservation Conserve regional water resources through reduced potable water consumption.
  • Noise Abatement Minimize noise impacts from Boston Logan operations.
  • Water Quality/Stormwater Protect water quality and minimize discharge of pollutants.
  • Community, Employee, and Passenger Well-Being Promote economically prosperous, equitable, and healthy communities, and passenger and employee well-being.
  • Air Quality Decrease air pollutants from Massport sources.
  • Natural Resources Protect and restore natural resources near Massport facilities.