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Community engagement

Wide range of measures to promote projects

Munich Airport is very aware of its social responsibility within the region and again in 2019 supported the work of many not-for-profit associations and institutions in the designated support area through the regional sponsorship initiative. Through its sponsorship of around 750 projects in areas such as nature, education, sport, culture, and social affairs, Munich Airport provides long-term planning certainty, for example, for youth development in more than 120 sports clubs in the region. In addition, the initial start-up financing provided has allowed many initiatives to get off the ground, such as the senior citizens network in Freising or the new civic foundation in Erding, of which Munich Airport itself is a founding member. The «NachWuchsWald» (new talent forest) program was continued in 2019: A magnolia sapling was planted in the Kranzberger Forest outside Freising for every new-born child of a Group employee. This initiative helps the company and its employees and their families to put down roots in the region, and to strengthen employee retention in the Group.

46 percent of sponsorship was devoted to sport, followed by social affairs, education, culture, and nature.

Facts and Figures

Information in passing

Since August 2019, visitors have been finding out details of the airport’s carbon strategy, interesting facts about the bird sanctuary, noise protection, air quality measurements, or honey monitoring virtually in passing. A new environmental cycle path runs for approx. 18 kilometers around a circuit along Nordallee and the aprons as well as the southern runway. Signs with QR codes can be found at 16 stations, which provide a link to more in-depth information on the Internet.

Sponsorship activities in Munich

With FC Bayern Basketball, EHC Red Bull München, the «Klassik am Odeonsplatz» open-air concert series, and Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Olympiapark, FMG supported sports clubs and events in 2019 with a reach far beyond the city limits. All told, FMG sponsored 20 institutions and projects in the City of Munich. The Bavarian Philharmonic, the Munich Theater for Children, and the Hellabrunn Zoo were some of the beneficiaries of the airport’s sponsorship in the «classical music and Munich institutions» funding area. Under the heading of «sports and mobility», the Generali Munich Marathon received sponsorship, among other events. Meanwhile, in the area of «recreation and leisure», for example, FMG maintained an active partnership with the Olympiapark in Munich, facilitated the holding of the «impark» summer festival, and supported the «Buy Local» initiative. In «media and networking», FMG was involved with the Queer Film Festival, among other.

30,000 euros were donated by Munich Airport from its social fund to various organizations in the region.
2 children with an adult playing basketball at the airport in front of a cloudy sky, the children both wear a basketball outfit with the logo of Munich Airport
FMG is a premium partner of FC Bayern Basketball.

Help with care and responsibility

Munich Airport’s charitable association, the «Flughafenverein», bears the «DZI donation seal of approval» and, as well as making a number of anonymous donations and helping sick children’s dreams come true, it also supports local young people, senior citizens, and refugees, as well as regularly taking part in projects outside Germany. The relief campaign for Latvia has already become a tradition: For instance, more than 15 tonnes of charitable donations were transported to Jēkabpils in June 2019, for the eleventh time. An aid project near the Turkish coastal town of Ayvalik also continued in 2019. Families and orphans are living there under the most difficult conditions. The Munich Flughafenverein provided assistance on the ground with food and hygiene products, as well as school supplies.

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