Genève Aéroport renews its ACA 3+ carbon certification


28.11.2019

Genève Aéroport retains its place in the exemplary airports club in terms of carbon offsetting. Its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 3+ certification was renewed on Thursday 28 November. 

Airport Council International has renewed Genève Aéroport’s ACA 3+ certification for its exemplary management of greenhouse gas emissions. The 8’900 tonnes of CO2 emitted in 2019 were offset by purchasing credits. This finance is used to fund programmes in accordance with the Gold Standard methodology, which ensures a positive impact on populations and the environment. One of the projects supported by the airport is the distribution of efficient cooking ovens in rural Kenya, while another focuses on the construction of a geothermal power plant in western Turkey. 

The ACA certification is the global standard for managing airport greenhouse gas emissions. It recognises and validates the efforts made by airports to manage and offset their greenhouse gas emissions. At present, more than 288 airports are certified worldwide and 61 are certified at level 3+ (« carbon neutral », the highest level of certification).

Genève Aéroport has been certified at level 3 since 2011 and at level 3+ since January 2018. This distinction is further evidence of the airport’s commitment to sustainable development.