Eindhoven Airport obtains highest level Airport Carbon Accreditation
Eindhoven, 19 December 2013
Eindhoven Airport is the first airport in the Benelux to obtain the highest level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation.
The ‘Airport Carbon Accreditation’ programme audits and acknowledges the efforts made by participating airports to manage and reduce CO2 emissions. The programme consists of four levels that can each individually be rewarded with a Certificate: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation & Neutrality. Eindhoven Airport now successfully reached the highest level, ‘Neutrality’. This means that Eindhoven Airport has performed its own airport processes in a carbon-neutral manner by compensating for its own residual emissions.
The first level, ‘Mapping’, consists of identifying and listing the carbon footprint of the airports own processes. The next level that Eindhoven Airport focused on was ‘Reduction’, which consists of proving the reduction of CO2 emissions. The third level, 'Optimisation', is involving partner companies at the airport in the reduction of CO2 emissions. 'Neutrality' is the final level.
This means that Eindhoven Airport is well ahead of the agreements made previously at the Alderstafel (Alders round table) to achieve the highest level of the ‘Airport Carbon Accreditation’.
“Eindhoven Airport has the ambition to be one of the leading European airports in terms of sustainability. Airport Carbon Accreditation helps Eindhoven Airport realise this ambition.„ Joost Meijs, Managing Director of Eindhoven Airport
“Eindhoven Airport has been striving for carbon neutrality for a while and it's great to see them achieve it today and become the very first carbon neutral airport in the Benelux and the 15th in the world. In becoming certified at the 'Neutrality' level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, Eindhoven is clearly setting an example of the proactive business culture that values the positive externalities and efficiences that stem from this achievement. Congratulations to all the team there on their hard work.„ Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI EUROPE
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About Eindhoven Airport
Eindhoven Airport, with over 4 million passengers in 2015 the second largest airport in the Netherlands, boosts the business climate in the south of the Netherlands and is crucial to the region in achieving its ambitions. The airport is aiming for a broad portfolio of destinations. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 70 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. Eindhoven Airport connects Brainport to Europe in particular and makes the region internationally accessible. With 1500 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. According to the agreements between national and regional stakeholders, Eindhoven Airport will have the space to grow to some 5.5 million passengers in 2020. The growth will be achieved with the support of the local community and within the frameworks of the Alders Opinion and the Dutch government's Air Travel Policy Document. Eindhoven Airport pursues an integrated policy for growth, the environment and sustainability.