2012-12-14, kl. 11:45
”Our work to reduce our emissions is a natural part of our operations. We are working resolutely towards our Group-wide target of zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2020,” says Maria Gelin, environmental manager at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
This certification, called Airport Carbon Accreditation, is a European standard for how airports handle their carbon dioxide emissions and has four levels: 1. Mapping, 2. Reduction, 3. Optimisation and 4. Carbon neutrality.
Göteborg Landvetter Airport’s certification at the highest level for the third year in a row means that Swedavia at Göteborg Landvetter Airport is entirely carbon-neutral with respect to its own operations. The highest level also signals that Göteborg Landvetter Airport works actively with other companies at the airport to reduce their emissions as well.
”This certificate is difficult to retain over time, given that we have to reduce emissions each year. That makes this achievement even greater,” Ms Gelin notes.
Among the activities carried out in 2012 in the work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are the establishment of a 100% ecotaxi fleet at the airport, installation of battery charging posts for electrical vehicles, replacement of the airport’s own vehicles with ones in the top environmental class, and installation of an electrical boiler for peak demand periods (for instance in cold weather).
As of 2012, all Swedavia airports in Sweden are certified at the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation. There are a total of fourteen airports across Europe that have been awarded the highest level of ACA. Ten of these are Swedavia airports.
ACI Europe, an association of 440 airports in Europe, is the organisation behind the accreditation system.
For more information: www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org