Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been recognized as one of the 2023 Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) honorees for its dedication to conservation and sustainability. This marks the fifth consecutive year that DFW Airport has received this distinction.
Texan by Nature, a Texas-based conservation nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, revealed the honorees during the 5th annual TxN by Nature Conservation Summit. DFW CEO Sean Donohue expressed pride in the recognition, highlighting the airport's ongoing commitment to integrating sustainable practices into all aspects of its operation and culture.
Sustainability is a core pillar of DFW Airport's Strategic Plan, aimed at protecting natural resources and ensuring long-term success through sustainable business practices. The rigorous selection process for the TxN 20 involved evaluating over 2,000 Texas-based or operating companies across 12 industry sectors. Honorees were chosen based on their commitment to conservation, including reported conservation metrics, positive environmental impacts, and innovative practices in areas such as land, water, wildlife, energy, waste management, and employee engagement.
DFW Airport has been a trailblazer in environmental stewardship, achieving the distinction of being the first carbon-neutral airport in North America in 2016. It currently holds the title of the largest carbon-neutral airport globally. Furthermore, the airport has set an ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, surpassing the United Nations’ recommendations for airports and reflecting its forward-thinking operational philosophy.