Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport achieves ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2
The certification marks a new phase in Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport’s long-term commitment to environmental responsibility.
Credit: VINCI Airports
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) has announced that it has obtained the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 2 certificate from Airports Council International (ACI), which is the only programme with an international dimension to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is specific to airports.
Clermont-Ferrand has been committed since 2015 to the ACA programme, which is an international and voluntary programme to reduce airport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This certification marks a new phase in the airport’s long-term commitment to environmental responsibility, under the ambition of the airport’s operator, VINCI Airports, to develop an integrated environmental policy throughout its worldwide network.
Level 2 of the ACA programme, entitled ‘Reduction’, requires the development of a carbon management plan with an emissions reduction target. The airport must demonstrate that it has reduced its Scopes 1 and 2 carbon emissions, i.e. emissions that are under the direct control of the airport, from a three-year rolling average of emissions.
The initiatives that have led to the achievement of Level 2 are the rationalisation of electricity consumption (monitoring of consumption, replacement of lighting with LEDs, etc.) and the phasing out of old vehicles, replaced by electric vehicles. They have enabled a reduction in GHG emissions of 7.8 per cent between the 2020 reporting and the average of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 reportings.
This new level of certification is a recognition of the relevance of VINCI Airports‘ global environmental policy, applied to all of the airports in its network. Reaching Level 2 attests to the actions implemented by Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport to manage and reduce CO2 emissions, and is a reward for a collective effort to achieve this. The airport continues its efforts to achieve level three (‘Optimisation’), which requires broadening the scope of action to include the airport’s partners in the effort to reduce carbon emissions (Scope 3).