Sydney Airport has announced it has been Airport Carbon Accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) under its carbon standard for airports.
In order to achieve certification at Level 1 (Mapping) of Airport Carbon Accreditation, the airport had to map sources of CO2 emissions on the airport site and then have its specific carbon footprint independently verified. It also had to provide details of its carbon management processes. The accreditation is an international certification system designed to assess and recognise participating airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.
The certificate of Level 1 accreditation was presented to Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather, at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in Seoul on May 27. “At Sydney Airport, we’re committed to managing the airport in an environmentally sustainable way, minimising our impact on the environment and meeting voluntary global commitments for reducing carbon emissions,” she said in a statement. “We’re very pleased to receive this seal of approval from the internationally and industry recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation.
ACI Europe launched Airport Carbon Accreditation in 2009 and extended the program to airports in the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, in cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific. The program is administered by international consultancy firm WSP.