Kuala Lumpur International achieves Level 2 carbon accreditation

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Left to right: Dennis Chant, president of ACI Asia-Pacific, and Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, managing director of Malaysia Airports

Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia has achieved a Level 2 Reduction rating from the Airports Council International (ACI) under its Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

According to the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and carbon management plan, the airport has reduced its carbon emissions by nearly 43%. The Airport Carbon Emission Reporting Tool (ACERT) was used to calculate the GHG emissions inventory.

There are four levels of accreditation in the program including mapping, reduction, optimization and neutrality. It is an independent, voluntary program developed by ACI Europe, designed to allow the assessment and recognition of participating airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions.

Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, managing director of Malaysia Airports, the airport operator, said, “One of the pillars in the company’s strategies and objectives is sustainability. Therefore we consider this accreditation an important milestone in our pursuit of environmental excellence and a sustainable future.”

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