Environmental policy

The strategies pursued by Cagliari Airport as part of the environmental policy and those planned for future implementation comply with national and international standards focusing on smart development based on up-to-date eco-innovation systems relating to production and consumption processes. Cagliari Airport strongly believes that a policy going beyond the mere protection of the environment and taking into account the boundaries and the potential environmental impact of the development, is much more effective in promoting and increasing a sustainable development of the relevant territory. Sustainability aims at achieving economic and social development without causing the depletion of the resources or the environmental degradation. This is particularly relevant for fast growing economic sectors such as the aviation sector.

In 2016 Cagliari Airport successfully joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme endorsed by ACI Europe. The accreditation programme has four levels of certification aiming to reduce and eventually neutralize carbon emissions among ACI airport members. The path set by ACA regulations will eventually lead Cagliari Airport from ‘Level 1 – MAPPING’ to carbon neutrality through other three levels of accreditation (2 – Reduction, 3 – Optimisation, 4 – Neutrality). Cagliari Airport strongly believes in becoming a better and greener company that cares more about the environment. 

Please refer to the hereby attached documents for more information on Cagliari Airport Strategies and Cagliari Airport Environmental Policy (both available only in Italian). A copy of the latest valid ACA certificate is also available.

Aircraft noise

SOGAER has adopted a continuous monitoring system for airport noise and collaborates with the competent national Authorities in developing strategies for the regulation and control of civil flight operations and the implementation of new procedures for air traffic management with the aim of mitigating the noise levels produced.
The Noise Level Monitoring System at Cagliari Airport measures the noise level by means of sensors installed on the airport premises and in the immediate surrounding area. Data related to every single event is acquired and sent to a database located in the main server for further analysis.


In compliance with national and local regulations, Cagliari Airport is equipped with a discharge water treatment plant. Chemical analysis and monitoring of waste water quality is periodically performed by an external certified laboratory.
SOGAER has adopted a water saving policy with the aim of safeguarding the environment, preventing pollution and limiting consumption.

In April 2012 SOGAER obtained the authorisation for industrial use of the water treated in the sterilisation plant.


SOGAER is constantly committed in minimizing the environmental impact of the airport’s activities by selecting the most efficient procedures, equipment and materials for its purposes. The different types of waste produced in the airport area are collected separately in order to enhance appropriate waste recovery and disposal.

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