Airport operator Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has achieved Level 3 carbon accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) for its efforts in reducing carbon emissions at Brisbane Airport in Australia.
To become Airport Carbon Accredited (ACA) at Level 3 – optimization, BAC had to reduce the airport’s Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions and map the carbon footprint for the whole of the airport, and demonstrated successful engagement with key stakeholders in ongoing efforts to improve the airport’s environmental sustainability. Brisbane Airport is the second Australian airport and the eighth airport in the Asia-Pacific region to reach this level.
The global ACI ACA program certifies airports at four different levels of accreditation including mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality. It is independently administered, institutionally endorsed, and has won praise from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nation Environment Panel (UNEP) and the European Union (EU).
Julieanne Alroe, CEO and managing director, BAC, said, “At Brisbane Airport we are committed to sustainability and putting in place programs that help us manage and minimize long-term impacts of climate change and adverse environmental impacts from aviation and property development activities.
“Level 3 accreditation is an achievement we’re very proud of and one that encourages us to continue our efforts to further reduce our carbon footprint.”
Patti Chau, regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “I wish to congratulate Brisbane Airport in becoming the second airport in Australia to attain ACA Level 3. The accreditation demonstrates Brisbane Airport’s strong commitment to environmental protection and ensuring sustainable growth. I look forward to seeing the airport’s future achievements on its journey toward carbon neutrality.”
There are currently 151 airports certified at one of the four available levels of the program. These airports welcome nearly a third of global air passenger traffic annually.