Sydney Airport achieves international Airport Carbon Accreditation recognition

Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

sydney airport logoSydney Airport has achieved Airports Council International (ACI) Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation, working with airport business partners to manage and reduce carbon emissions.

Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather welcomed the accreditation.

“This is a fantastic result that recognises our continued work with airlines, tenants, business partners and airport staff to map and then reduce our overall airport carbon footprint,” Ms Mather said.

“This recognition reflects our efforts to implement key environmental initiatives across our operations, as well as engage with our stakeholders on how we can support their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

“Sydney Airport has already delivered a 25.6% reduction in carbon emissions per passenger since 2010, well ahead of our target date. We’ve also achieved an absolute reduction of 8% – a great result given the growth of our business since 2010.”

Airport Carbon Accreditation recognises and accredits the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, with four levels of certification: ’Mapping’, ’Reduction’, ’Optimisation’ and ’Neutrality’.

To achieve Level 3, Optimisation – Sydney Airport was required to:

 

ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director Patti Chau also welcomed the accreditation.

“I wish to congratulate Sydney Airport on becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 3, Optimisation,” Mrs Chau said.

“The program is the only institutionally-endorsed, carbon management certification standard for airports.

“Sydney Airport’s achievement is no small feat. It is a demonstration of the airport’s commitment in operating the airport in an environmentally sustainable manner together with its business partners, with the willingness to go the extra mile.

“We look forward to working closely with the airport on their journey towards carbon neutrality.”

In addition to achieving Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation, Sydney Airport has implemented a range of environmental initiatives, including:

 

 

ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation is an international and industry recognised certification program designed to assess and recognise airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions. It is the only industry-specific, performance-based, voluntary and institutionally- endorsed accreditation label designed specifically for airports.

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