CAMBODIA’S AIRPORTS DEMONSTRATE THEIR ‘GREEN’ CREDENTIALS
Cambodia’s three international airports have renewed their respective Level 1 ‘Mapping’ certification in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
The programme aims to reduce aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions and airport operator, Cambodia Airports, claims that the achievement demonstrates its “strong commitment to coping with the challenges of global climate change”.
The programme, 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 airports.
As a result, the carbon footprint obtained can now be used as a starting point to control, reduce and ultimately neutralise the airports’ impact on their environment.
Initiatives deployed by the airports to reduce their cabon footprint include streamlining electricity use at their 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 programme.
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 programme, 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 three pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy.”