ACI EUROPE launched Airport Carbon Accreditation, allowing the assessment and recognition of participating airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their CO₂ emissions at global level in 2014.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent, voluntary programme administered by WSP, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. The administration of the programme is overseen by an Advisory Board.
Airports applying to become accredited must have their carbon footprints independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064 (Greenhouse Gas Accounting). Evidence of this must be provided to the programme administrator (WSP) together with all claims regarding carbon management processes which must also be independently verified. In verification process an organisation has to acquire four levels of certifications mentioned by ACA, that is –
With this comes our role in picture, we do assessment of carbon footprints of the airports who wants to get validation with ACA. We provide advisory services for Reduction, Optimization and Neutrality stages through supply of offsets from International projects and devising strategy for reducing carbon intensity in its operations. We have ACA certified auditors with us to manage the end to end process of ACA certification. We have provided our services to Airports Authority of India for Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Varanasi and Bhubaneswar airport.