CARBON ACCREDITATION BY ACI EUROPE OF ANA’S AIRPORTS RENEWED AND IMPROVED
As a result of the sustained and systematic application of a volunteer effort to manage the carbon emissions associated with ANA’s activity, the airports managed by the Company saw their Carbon Accreditation renewed by ACI Europe. This year, all ten of ANA’s airports are on level 2 (Reduction) of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation is an initiative of the ACI (Airports Council International) and is a specific programme for the management of carbon emissions for Airports. Through it, the ACI evaluates and recognizes the Airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, with four levels of recognition: “Mapping”, “Reduction”, “Optimization” and “Neutrality”. This programme, which began with ACI Europe, was later extended to the global level.
The accreditation at the “Reduction” level means that ANA Aeroportos de Portugal (VINCI Airports) not only is aware of its CO2 emissions but was also able to reduce the corresponding carbon footprint.
The calculation of the carbon footprint of ANA’s airports is subjected to verification by an external and independent entity, reinforcing the credibility of the emission levels reported by company of the VINCI Airports group.
At the end of 2016, the ACI had among its members a total of 173 accredited Airports, which represented 36.4% of the worldwide passenger traffic.
Further information about this topic available at http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/