Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE has maintained its Level 1 Mapping airport carbon accreditation (ACA) from the Airports Council International (ACI).
Abu Dhabi Airport applied for ACA accreditation in 2011 and was the first airport outside of Europe to do so. Since then, it has renewed its status in 2013 and now again in 2015.
Airports applying for Mapping status must compile a carbon footprint report of annual carbon emissions, which will then be verified by an independent party in accordance with ISO14064 (greenhouse gas accounting). The verified report then forms the baseline against which future activities and reduction targets are aligned.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, the airport operator, said, “Environmental impact is directly linked to the operational efficiency of Abu Dhabi International Airport, and we are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to have a positive effect on the local and global environment, while operating more effectively. As Abu Dhabi Airports builds the new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UAE, sustainable design and environmental impact are key guidelines, setting a new standard for the construction and operation of airports around the globe.”