The Country’s Three International Airports Passed Carbon Reduction Program
- 30 Mar 2018
Within the framework of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), introduced in 2009 on the initiative of the Airports Council International (ACI), Cambodia’s 3 international airports have renewed this March the level 1 certification of a program aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The achievement demonstrates the strong commitment of Cambodia Airports to coping with the challenges of global climate change.
The program, independently verified, has four levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization and Neutrality. The accreditation results from the successful mapping of all CO2 emissions at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. The carbon footprint obtained can therefore be used as a starting point to control, reduce and ultimately neutralize the airports’ impact on their environment. Initiatives deployed include streamlining electricity use at the airports’ facilities, phasing out old vehicles and sorting of waste.
VINCI Airports, Cambodia Airports’ mother company, is the first international group to commit all of its airports to the Airports Carbon Accreditation program. Today, all of them have been continuously certified at different levels.
Éric DELOBEL, CEO of Cambodia Airports, said: “Being a pioneer and a leader in environmentally-friendly is a key objective for Cambodia Airports. Doubling down the ACA program, we are currently working on an Environment Management System to be certified ISO 14001 by the end of the year. Since we began operating in Cambodia, environmental actions all put together with societal and social ones have been one of the 3 pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy.”
KHEK Norinda (Mr)