1 November 2019
Sunshine Coast Airport has been awarded Stage 3+ Carbon Neutrality standing, the best possible stage achievable, for the second one yr working below the Airports Council World (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation Program.
Sunshine Coast Airport is the one airport in Australia to carry Stage 3+ Carbon Neutrality standing, along 54 different primary airports around the globe together with Copenhagen World (Denmark), Athens World (Greece) and Manchester World (UK).
Sunshine Coast Airport Leader Govt Officer Andrew Brodie mentioned it used to be an important fulfillment for the Airport, and a milestone the entire group may well be happy with.
“This award recognises our dedication to sustainability and the surroundings each in the community and on a broader global scale,” Mr Brodie mentioned.
“Passengers and our area people have a rising expectation for us to have a powerful observe report on sustainability, given our place between Nationwide Park, spiritually important Mount Coolum and the pretty seashores that border our area.
“Sunshine Coast Airport will proceed to prioritise environmental control and sustainability thru a variety of tasks, together with waste control and recycling, power aid and dealing carefully with our airline and business companions to cut back our total carbon footprint.”
Sunshine Coast Airport’s direct and oblique operational emissions have been recorded and verified earlier than submission to ACI, together with diesel and electrical energy use in addition to emissions indirectly influenced by means of the Airport equivalent to emissions produced by means of rent vehicles or waste taken to landfill.
Extra emissions have been exchanged for offset credit by means of donation to a licensed 3rd birthday celebration that actively undertakes carbon aid tasks together with windfarms, solar energy and reforestation.
ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Program used to be introduced in Europe in 2009 as a part of the aviation trade’s reaction to Local weather Exchange, and now has greater than 280 airports collaborating around the globe.
Different ranges of popularity come with carbon Mapping (Stage 1), Aid (Stage 2) and Optimisation (Stage 3).