Sustainable development 20.12.2018

New carbon accreditations (ACA) for our French and Japanese airports

Kansai and Osaka airports recently obtained level-3 carbon accreditation (ACA), while Kobe airport has now joined the programme, receiving level-2 certification. In France, Rennes and Dinard airports have also obtained level-2 accreditation.

The first Japanese airports to receive level-2 Airport Carbon Accreditation, in 2016, the Kansai and Osaka airports continue to improve their energy performance and have now obtained level-3 ACA certification. Achieving this result meant securing the commitment of all the stakeholders involved in airport operations to the goal of reducing CO2 emissions.

Kobe Airport, operated by VINCI Airports since April 2018, has also joined the programme and was immediately awarded level-2 certification.

In France, Rennes and Dinard airports also obtained level-2 certification in recognition of successful efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Taken together, the two airports have cut CO2 emissions by 40 metric tons, i.e. a 7% drop compared to average emissions for the last three years.

These new certifications very clearly illustrate the objectives of AirPact, the environmental strategy adopted by VINCI Airports bringing all the airports in its network together around common issues: pollution, water, energy, waste, noise and biodiversity. Through this programme, VINCI Airports helps each of them define their priorities in accordance with their specific context and precisely assess their environmental performances. AirPact sets four goals looking to 2020: ACA accreditation for each airport; a 20% reduction in energy intensity by 20% compared to 2013 (a target met across the network in 2017); a biodiversity audit carried out for each airport and, lastly, ISO 14001 certification for all the airports in the network.