Frankfurt Cargo Services’ (FCS) operation in Germany is now powered by 100% renewable energy in support of its parent company Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ program, a core part of WFS’ Environmental, Social & Government (ESG) strategy.
The switch to renewable power is the latest sustainability initiative by FCS, which is certified to the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and the ISO 14001 environmental management system.
The new energy source supports the operation of the entire FCS warehouse facility, including material handling.
IT and security systems, lighting, and charging stations for electric forklifts and company and customer vehicles.
FCS also operates a waste management and recycling system and has KPIs in place to monitor its usage of water, heating, and other consumables.
FCS is buying green energy from supplier, Energy Air GmbH, which offers a tariff certified in accordance with Germany’s ‘VdTÜV Basic Directive for Green Electricity Products’.
Its production is based on 100% renewable energy and is sourced from plants were 50% are not more than 12 years old to support the passive expansion of new regenerative power plants.
FCS will receive an annual validation certificate from Germany’s Federal Environment Agency based on its assessment of the energy provider.
“The use of green energy is a key part of our operating strategy and another important step towards our group’s sustainability objectives,” said Steffen Kuhn, Director, HSSE, Real Estate & Maintenance at FCS.
“WFS’ ‘Our Sustainable Flight Path’ sets out clear targets and expectations for the group’s global handling operations and this is uppermost in our thinking. As we replace our ground support equipment, we are increasingly building a fleet of electric vehicles, which now stands at 75% of our total fleet.
“We have also just acquired replacement electric cars to transport documents from the warehouse to airside – which alone is saving 11 tons of CO2 during the next three years- and we are continuing to seek more opportunities to help the planet.”