AAA has the ambition to be the most sustainable airport in the region and proudly announces its latest achievement, the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3.
In 2018, AUA Airport entered Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program, the only global, airport-specific carbon management certification program for airports. It provides airports with a common framework and assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation, and Transition.
By achieving the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 – Optimisation, AUA Airport engaged its third parties in carbon footprint management and widened the scope of its carbon footprint to include a range of Scope 3 emissions. Third parties include airlines and various service providers, such as independent ground handlers, catering companies, fueling companies, and others working on the airport site. They took actions to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint, including data collection, inspections, auditing, and calculations of GHG emissions, amongst other efforts.
“We congratulate Aruba for being the first airport in the Eastern Caribbean to achieve Level 3 "Optimisation" in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The management and employees of Queen Beatrix Airport have demonstrated once again their leadership and commitment towards a sustainable aviation industry”, the ACI-LAC's Director General, Rafael Echevarne, stated.
AAA’s Director of Health, Safety, and Sustainability, Angeline Flemming, indicated, “This achievement solidifies the efforts and commitment of our staff, airport community, partners, and stakeholders towards making AUA Airport the most sustainable airport in the region. This certification is part of the airport’s long-term strategy. We hope to encourage other organizations to embrace sustainable practices in their daily operations, and pursue certifications that contribute to a more sustainable way of doing business.”
Joost Meijs, CEO of AAA stated, “As part of our sustainability goals and objectives, we aim to reach certain levels of certifications in the upcoming two years. ACA program provides a unique common framework and tool for airports to properly manage their carbon footprint and guide and support airports through the continual improvement and partnership process with stakeholders. Reaching Level 3 shows the commitment of our staff and other partners to conduct business concerning our environment.”
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