Sydney Airport is now Airport Carbon Accredited

10 Jun 2014

Sydney Airport has successfully achieved a Level 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI).

To achieve Level 1 status, Sydney Airport had to map the sources of carbon dioxide emissions on its site and have the carbon footprint independently verified.

It also had to provide the ACI organisation with information about the plans set in place to manage the carbon emissions.

In the push to meet these goals, Sydney Airport implemented a number of initiatives including a five-year environment strategy and energy savings plan to take advantage of opportunities for improvements.

Energy efficient lighting has been placed at several locations throughout the airport, while a water recycling plant helps with conservation efforts. A tree planting program has also been designed to help offset the carbon emissions from fleet vehicles.

As well as this, the airport is investing in the next generation of cleaner aircraft.

The environmentally friendly schemes also help to encourage innovation and increase efficiency throughout the facilities.

"At Sydney Airport, we're committed to managing the airport in an environmentally sustainable way, minimising our impact on the environment and meeting voluntary global commitments for reducing carbon emissions," Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.

"We're very pleased to receive this seal of approval from the internationally and industry recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation."