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Hamad demonstrates commitment towards sustainable practices


Hamad International Airport (DOH) has demonstrated its green credentials by successfully renewing its Level 3 ‘Optimisation’ status in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

The Qatar gateway says that the successful recertification is a reassurance that its carbon management processes and activities have effectively reduced CO2 emissions.

During the recertification process, operator, MATAR, was audited by independent third party verifiers from August to October 2022, and then further verified by the independent scheme administrator WSP.

ACI Asia-Pacific director general, Stefano Baronci, said: “The renewal of ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation reaffirms Hamad International Airport’s commitment towards sustainable practices to reduce environmental impact and emissions.

“Airports like Hamad International Airport are leading our industry on a path toward continued success in innovation and sustainability. This achievement demonstrates MATAR’s firm commitment to investing in a more sustainable future for aviation and the region it serves.”

Commenting on the achievement, MATAR’s senior vice president for facilities management, Michael Mcmillan, said: “We are very proud to maintain this significant accreditation at the optimisation level since 2017, acknowledging the efforts of the MATAR Teams and our stakeholders.

“Sustainability and environment stewardship are strategic pillars at Hamad International Airport, as we continue our intension and ambition to demonstrate leadership within our industry and country – notably within our recent expansion project – where we achieved 4 star rating under The Gulf Organization for Research & Development (GORD) for reducing carbon footprint.”

In collaboration with its stakeholders and partners, MATAR plays a vital role in monitoring, managing and reducing Hamad International Airport’s carbon emissions to fulfil the airport’s long-term environmental objectives of carbon emissions reduction by 30% by 2030 – driving for continuous environmental improvement and sustainability.

Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is an internationally recognised accreditation programme by ACI that sets out the world’s only institutionally-endorsed, international carbon management programme for airports.

The accreditation offers a six-level certification that reflect incremental challenges in measuring, managing and improving carbon emissions.

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