EuroAirport is awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Levels 1 and 2 in recognition of its policy to reduce its carbon footprint

EuroAirport has just been awarded ACA Level 1 and 2 certification by the Airport Council International Europe (ACI Europe). The certificate was awarded following an audit by Verifavia, an independent verification company recognized by WSP, the programme administrator on behalf of ACI Europe.

The ACA certification acknowledges EuroAirport’s efforts to reduce its own CO2 emissions and its commitment to achieve the target of 20% less CO2 emissions per traffic unit by 2022 compared to 2015 (reference year).

EuroAirport’s CO2 emissions are directly linked to its infrastructure and the services it provides for its customers, including buildings, energy production and distribution as well as vehicle consumption.

Reducing its environmental footprint is one of EuroAirport's prime objectives and covers various aspects such as limiting noise, controlling emissions with a special emphasis on air pollutants, developing waste sorting systems and promoting low energy standards in new building and modernization projects.

EuroAirport’s development strategy, “EuroAirport 2030”, concerns the three key business segments of the airport: passenger traffic, air freight and industrial activities (maintenance and refurbishment of private aircraft). It is based on the principle of sustainable development made up of the three interdependent components: economy, society and environment. EuroAirport’s goal is to develop its operations while striking a balance between economic, social and ecological aspects.

ACA certification is the international standard for airport greenhouse gas management. The programme was launched by ACI Europe in 2009 and is managed by an independent body which is supervised itself by an independent consultative committee. The programme rewards airports for commendable conduct in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The ACA programme consists of four levels of certification: Level 1 -  Mapping, Level 2 – Reduction, Level 3 – Optimisation and Level 3+ - Neutrality. Level 3+ corresponds to achieving carbon neutral operations for emissions extended to all activities on the airport site including emissions from vehicles used to transport passengers and used by site employees.

So far 239 airports worldwide are involved in this environmental certification programme.

For more information about ACA certification: www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org