Sustainability at RDU

The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority is committed to achieving a sustainable future for Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). RDU’s Sustainability Policy commits the Authority to act in a sustainable manner by considering long-term environmental, economic, social and operational impacts in decision-making processes.

The Authority endorses the Federal Aviation Administration’s four sustainability pillars — community, environment, economy and operations — to guide and implement airport operations and decision-making processes. Incorporating these sustainability pillars into the Authority’s practices, policies and programs ultimately supports RDU’s sustainability efforts across the airport’s operational and business functions.

Sustainability Management Plan

View the RDU Sustainability Management Plan here.

RDU’s first Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) aims to improve the tracking and communication of the airport’s sustainability initiatives, increase efficiency and better incorporate economic savings and environmental stewardship into project development. The Plan provides a roadmap for the integration of environmental sustainability into planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance and business operations. Focus areas include energy usage, waste management and recycling, emissions inventory, water consumption, community engagement and more.

For a quick-hitting summary of the focus areas and goals contained in the Sustainability Management Plan, please see the RDU Sustainability At A Glance document.

Previous SMP Meetings and Resources

RDU Sustainability Management Plan Public Meeting – October 27, 2022 Meeting Presentation

RDU Sustainability Management Plan Public Meeting – October 27, 2021 Meeting Presentation

RDU Sustainability Management Plan Workshop – February 13, 2020 Meeting Presentation