Genève Aéroport's carbon certification level 3 renewed


20.01.2016

Genève Aéroport has just had its level 3 "Airport Carbon Accreditation" certification renewed, for the fifth year in succession. This certification is valid for a period of 3 years.

This certification, introduced by Airport Council International, recognizes and gives credence to the efforts made by airports to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Certification Level 3 (levels are from 1 to 3+) emphasises inter alia the fact that the airport is taking steps to encourage the other actors on the airport site to also reduce their emissions.

Among the measures aimed at all the companies on the site, mention may be made of the Watt Else energy saving program, the tarmac vehicles renewal policy, or the staff mobility plan.

When it was launched in 2009, ACA certification applied only to European airports. It was subsequently extended to the Asia-Pacific region; it now applies to all airports across the world and has become de-facto the world standard for the management of airport greenhouse gas emissions. There are 150 certified airports in the world. Only 26 airports are certified at Level 3.