Skyguide is contributing to national and international initiatives intended to improve the ecological credentials of air traffic and to reduce its own ecological footprint with activities centred around three axes : operations, infrastructure and mobility.
On the operational side, flight efficiency is the key factor. The European Commission’s plan for a Single European Sky (SES) contains environmental targets. In that regard, skyguide is also collaborating closely with the SES Research and Development programme (SESAR) and is furthermore participating in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.
Concerning buildings and renewable energies, green IT and mobility, the Swiss Confederation’s “Exemplary in Energy” initiative is actively supported by skyguide which has developed its own environmental management system and sets itself concrete goals. To achieve maximum impact, the Green Team, made up of employees from various departments, is upholding the principles of environmentally friendly behaviour, launching the necessary activities and spreading the message.