Airport Carbon Accreditation
AIRPORT CARBON ACCREDITATION
Naples Airport brought the year 2018 to a close with a significant achievement in terms of environmental sustainability. In December, the airport qualified for “Neutrality”, the highest level of International accreditation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme which certifies that the airport has neutralised carbon dioxide emissions.
Since 2012, we have reduced CO2 emissions by more than 20% in absolute terms. In unitary terms, this signifies that for each passenger using Naples Airport, carbon emissions have been reduced from the 2012 levels of 1.5 kg CO2/pax to 0.8 kg CO2/pax in 2017.
Our objective is to further reduce emissions by an addition 10% next year.
In order to attain Level 3+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation, we offset remaining Co2 emissions by contributing to the realization of a hydro-electric plant in Laos which has allowed us not only to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions but also to contribute to the development of rural communities in that country.
“I congratulate Naples airport on becoming a carbon neutral airport operator today. The airport has performed brilliantly in recent years, developing air connectivity for the city and the whole region by attracting new airlines and boosting the number of destinations served. It has done so while committing to implementing a far-reaching Corporate Societal Responsibility strategy, which has redefined its role and outreach in terms of community relations, turning the airport into an active contributor not just in economic terms, but also socially and culturally. Naples airport’s certification for carbon neutrality under Airport Carbon Accreditation demonstrates this ambitious, joined-up approach to growth and civic responsibility. Running an airport is a collaborative enterprise that constantly pushes airport operators to try new solutions and technology to lower their carbon emissions – we look forward to following Aeroporti di Napoli’s further progress as a carbon neutral airport.”
We are proud to announce that Naples International Airport is now a Carbon Neutral airport, by achieving the highest level of certification in the ACI – Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
This attests our commitment to sustain the traffic growth with an environmental-friendly vision, fully integrated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations.
This great achievement was possible thanks to the engagement of the whole Airport community, including Airlines, ATC Provider and Authorities, and the constant and successful discussion with the local community.