Sustainable development 09.12.2020

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport earns Airport Carbon Accreditation programme Level 1

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport joins Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and achieves Level 1 certificate thus recognizing the airport’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

This certification is the first result of the new environmental strategy developed in Belgrade airport since it joined VINCI Airports’ network in 2018. By applying ACA certification on all its airports worldwide, VINCI Airports commits to decarbonizing aviation on a global level. The environmental strategy developed at Belgrade airport will also comply with VINCI Airports’ commitments to halve water consumption per passenger, zero pesticide use, zero waste to landfill and halve CO2 gross emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.

As part of the extension and modernization of Belgrade airport, VINCI Airports has planned numerous investments to reduce carbon emissions: replacement of the heavy fuel oil boiler room with a natural gas boiler room, coupled with a tri-generation unit, replacement of the lighting with LED, and the construction of a 1 MWp solar farm.

Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is the only international program to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions specific to airports. This independent and voluntary program uses internationally recognized methodologies to assess an airport’s commitments towards a better managing its carbon emissions. Once authenticated, these commitments are then officially acknowledged through the award of one of the program’s 6 levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.