SydneyAirport has successfully become Airport Carbon Accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) under its carbon standard for airports,as part of the airport’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.
The certificate of Level 1 accreditation was presented to Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer, Kerrie Mather, at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in Seoul this week.
In order to achieve certification at Level 1 (Mapping) of Airport Carbon Accreditation, Sydney Airport had to map the various sources of CO2 emissions on the airport site and then have its specific carbon footprint independently verified; and it also had to provide details of its carbon management processes.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is an international certification system designed to assess and recognise participating 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.
The program was recently commended by OECD’s International Transport Forum.
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.