An unwavering commitment to a more sustainable world.
Vision: Massport will maintain its role as an innovative industry leader through continuous improvement in operational efficiency, facility design and construction, and environmental stewardship while engaging passengers, employees, and the community in a sustainable manner.
Sustainability: Consistent with Airports Council International - North America’s definition of sustainability, Massport is focused on a holistic approach to managing facilities to ensure economic viability, operational efficiency, natural resource conservation, and social responsibility (EONS).
Sustainability Goals: Embracing our important role as environmental steward, Massport recognizes there are always opportunities for improvement. As Massport continues to grow, it recognizes its responsibility to proactively reevaluate the best approaches for mitigating impacts to the community and the environment. Massport’s efforts are guided by the following goals:
Decrease emissions of air quality criteria pollutants from Massport sources.
Community, Employee, and Passenger Well-Being
Promote economically prosperous, equitable, and healthy communities and passenger and employee well-being.
Energy and Greenhouse Gas
Reduce energy intensity and GHG emissions while increasing the portion of energy generated from renewable sources.
Ground Access and Connectivity
Provide superior ground access to facilities through alternative and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) travel modes.
Protect and restore natural resources near Massport facilities.
Minimize noise impacts from Massport operations.
Recycling and Waste Management
Reduce waste generation, increase the recycling rate, and utilize environmentally sound materials.
Water Quality/ Stormwater
Protect water quality and minimize pollutant discharges.
Sustainable Massport 2.0
In early 2019, more than 150 Massport staff, tenants, and contractors (representing 71 entities) participated in a series of four charrettes to identify and plan for Sustainable Massport (termed Sustainable Massport 2.0). This extensive stakeholder engagement informs eff orts to identify and prioritize valuable and impactful strategies to further advance Massport’s leadership and commitment to sustainability, resiliency, and environmental stewardship.
Annual Sustainability and Resiliency Report
Massport’s Annual Sustainability and Resiliency Report (ASRR) outlines progress towards improving sustainability and enhancing resiliency across Massport facilities. Massport has expanded the scope of this year’s report to include Boston Logan International Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, Massport Maritime operations, Massport owned or operated parks and open space, and Massport real estate holdings in Charlestown, South Boston Seaport District, and East Boston. View
Massport's 2019 Sustainability and Resiliency Report . Additional Publications
Environmental Management Policy
Massport is committed to operating all of its facilities in a sound and environmentally responsible manner, in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, and consistently with its
Environmental Management Policy. Environmental Management Systems
Massport utilizes a systematic approach to minimize the impact of operations on the environment through the continuous improvement of environmental performance and the implementation of environmental protection and pollution prevention measures. To hold efforts accountable, Massport’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are audited and certified to meet the third-party International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standards.
In 2001, Hanscom Field became the first airport in the country to achieve certification for the deployment and implementation of its EMS.
Boston Logan achieved initial certification in 2006
Conley Terminal was certified in 2003. Beginning in 2017, the EMS expanded to all Marine Operations with certifications of Flynn Cruiseport and Fish Pier.
Massport incorporates sustainable principles and efficient systems into construction design, planning, and management projects to continuously improve environmental performance. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing independent third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance in energy efficiency, emissions reduction, water and natural resource conservation, and more. Massport is committed to meeting LEED® standards for new building projects. Projects must also comply with standards specified in Massport’s
Sustainability and Resiliency Design Guidelines (SRDGs) and Massport Floodproofing Design Guide.
LEED® certified buildings at Boston Logan Airport:
Terminal B Gates 37/38 Connector – LEED Gold (2019)
for Massport facilities and properties. project environmental filings