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Congratulations to Malmö Airport – climate-certified at the highest level

2013-12-01, kl. 11:14

This week Malmö Airport once again received confirmation that it carries out the highest quality of climate work. The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which measures and assesses how airports work to reduce their environmental impact, has renewed Malmö Airport’s certificate at the highest level.

ACA certification at the highest level requires, among other things, implementation of a number of practical measures to improve operations and investments. In order to successfully carry out such extensive work, a high level of commitment and well-functioning cooperation throughout the airport are required.

“Malmö Airport has once again fulfilled all the requirements that have been set for our environmental work. We measure and map fossil carbon dioxide emissions in our operations, work in partnership with our tenants to reduce their environmental impact and run energy projects to reduce our energy use. We offset the emissions from our own operations that we have not been able to reduce on our own by buying valid emissions certificates,” says Maria Svensson, in charge of ACA accreditation at Malmö Airport.

What we have done at Malmö Airport:

  • Installation of LED lightbulbs to replace traditional ones and a switch to fixtures that use less energy are under way
  • Replacement of heating systems – from oil-fired boilers to heating systems that use wood pellets, RME (rapeseed oil methyl ester) and solar energy facilities
  • Replacement of vehicles with, among others, electrically-powered vehicles
  • Optimisation and replacement of ventilation and climate control facilities
  • Introduction of firefighting exercises that use ethanol-based and renewable firefighting fuel
  • Switch to propellant with increased portion of renewable materials in mixture for diesel

ACA accreditation at the highest level (Level 3+) entails that the airport can give an account of its own carbon dioxide emissions as well as of emission sources that the airport can influence. All emission sources are verified by an independent auditor. The airport must also be able to show reductions in its own emissions and involve other companies and organisations at the airport in reducing their own emissions.

ACA is a programme to measure and assess how airports work to reduce their environmental impact. ACA accreditation at the highest level (Level 3+) entails that the airport can give an account of its own carbon dioxide emissions as well as emission sources that the airport can influence. All emission sources are verified by an independent auditor.

The airport must also be able to show reductions in its own emissions and involve other companies and organisations at the airport in reducing their own emissions. Finally, the airport must be carbon-neutral in its own operations. That means the airport offsets the emissions it has not yet reduced through its own measures.

Malmö Airport’s climate work - read more