The Save Group pursues a sustainable and respectful development, both environmentally and economically.

The Master Plan 2021 and the projects for the transformation and modernization of airport infrastructures  are part of a longstanding, sustainable development path.

Environmental sustainability

Already working under the Carbon Accreditation Program and committed daily in environmental-impact control, Marco Polo Airport has adopted some key principles as guidelines for the Master Plan 2021 development project:

  • minimum land occupation (footprint) with respect to the airport's required capacity for passengers and cargo flows;
  • detailed supervision and monitoring of emissions and environmental impacts;
  • safeguarding of the environment through the use of low-impact technologies;
  • commitment to works of mitigation and compensation.

The methodological approach

The actions envisaged by the Master Plan and related features were compared and cross-checked against the current environmental status of the affected area, resulting in the identification of work-environment interferences.

The environment was separated into its main components and, for each of them, a simulation was conducted (using forecasting and modelling tools) of the impact that the Master Plan's works may produce on the surrounding environment.

The plan's main actions that were identified as possible sources of interference, and which will be evaluated, are:

  • Increase in numbers of passengers;
  • Increased air-, vehicle- and maritime-related traffic;
  • New facilities and installations (air-side and land-side).

After identifying the interferences, the "extent" of these interactions was measured in order to relate the potential phenomenon to the actual situation, and thus define direct and indirect impacts. The impact assessment analysis was carried out following a "top-down" approach, which allowed the most important interferences to be selected.

Within the scope of impact assessment, the mitigations to adopt, or already adopted, by the Master Plan to minimize the impacts were identified and described, where possible.


Economic sustainability

The SAVE Group strongly believes that the investment in infrastructures is necessary for the growth and socio-economic development of the Veneto area. It thus promotes and pursues an interweaving between airport development and local growth. An airport which is increasingly involved in global traffic and which can attract tourists and investors to its area, will also succeed in generating jobs and multiplying the socio-economic opportunities for the local community.

SAVE has also commissioned a Censis study on the relationship between local communities and Venice Marco Polo Airport; the document, which assesses the socio-economic implications of an important transport infrastructure on the surrounding area and communities, was introduced to the public on 28 November 2014.


Panoramica Investimenti - Estratto Bilancio di Sostenibilità 2016

Rapporto Censis


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