Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has been presented with a Level 1 Mapping Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate from the Airports Council International (ACI) for its efforts in managing the carbon emissions at Brisbane Airport.
The ACA program is independently administered and certifies airports at four different levels of accreditation – mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality. To reach the first stage, BAC identified all carbon emission sources under its control, calculated its annual carbon emissions and compiled a carbon footprint report – verified by an independent third-party.
Julieanne Alroe, CEO and managing director for BAC, said, “At Brisbane Airport we are committed to treading lightly on the land 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.
“Achieving Level 1 Mapping Airport Carbon Accreditation is an achievement we’re very proud of and one that encourages us to do even more for sustainability.”
Patti Chau, regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “I wish to congratulate BAC for its effort in attaining this recognition by Airport Carbon Accreditation – the institutionally endorsed environmental program for airports worldwide. Since its launch in 2009, 115 airports in the world have been accredited, including 22 in the Asia-Pacific region. BAC’s achievement has once again shown that airports in our region are committed to and have taken actual action to reducing CO2 impact at airports.”