Dubai Airports, the owner and operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), has recently celebrated the news of both of its facilities achieving Level 2 accreditation from the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme is an independently administered, institutionally endorsed carbon management certification standard for airports, which certifies at four different levels of accreditation: mapping, reduction, optimisation and neutrality.
Having acquired Level 2 of this accreditation, DXB and DWC are now in the list of 14 Level 2 accredited airports, representing more than 10 per cent of the air passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific region.
Regional director, ACI Asia Pacific, Patti Chau enthused: “I wish to congratulate Dubai International and Dubai World Central in becoming the first airports in the GCC states to attain Airport Carbon Accreditation Reduction Level. The accreditation demonstrates Dubai Airports’ strong commitment towards developing a sustainable future for its airports. We applaud Dubai Airports for their achievement and look forward to seeing the two airports reaching carbon neutrality in the near future.”
The completion of stage two of ACI’s four-stage programme, is in line with Dubai Airports’ commitment to sustainable growth and support for the aviation industry’s global initiatives for a carbon-neutral future for the world’s airports.
CEO, Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths noted: “We take our environmental responsibility seriously and, through our environmental management plan, continue to implement efficiencies and pursue innovative ideas to limit our environmental impact while fully supporting the UAE Vision 2021.”