Our Sustainability Story

At the Metropolitan Airports Commission we have embraced sustainability because it’s critical to our region and our responsibility as the operator of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, a major public asset, and it drives us to innovate as one of the largest airport operators in the nation. From sustainable building practices, to maintaining strong air service options, to generating nearly $16 billion in annual economic impact for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan community, we have consistently pursued efforts that add social, environmental, and economic value to Minnesota and the Upper Midwest region. 
Sustainability has been a core part of the airport industry for many decades, and is rapidly becoming a differentiator in the field of airport operations. The United States airport system is one of the oldest, and airports such as our own gain great sustainability value through strategic retrofits, innovation in operations, and alignment with our many partners. For us, sustainability is our positive approach to managing our airports system which recognizes the social, environmental, and economic impacts of our decision-making and their importance to the wellbeing of our airports system, now and into the future.
As we look to the future, we’ve charged the organization with infusing sustainability into everything we do. We’ll drive that change through the three focus areas of our Sustainability Management Plan – Investing in Airport Innovation, Collaborating with our Communities, and Empowering our Team. By meeting our goal, we’ll achieve our vision of providing your best airport experience.  
We invite you to join us on our sustainability journey through this update and through our sustainability newsletter, as well as through our sustainability dashboard which reflects our commitment to open performance in government. Please visit the dashboard and explore the indicators shown there to learn more about our progress.
Brian Ryks
Chief Executive Officer
Metropolitan Airports Commission