Sharjah International Airport has achieved the Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Council International (ACI), making it the second-certified airport in the region.
Sharjah Airport achieved this accreditation in the framework of its sustained efforts to preserve the environment, and after adopting many of the green initiatives and programmes.
The airport received accreditation by identifying and measuring the emission sources within the direct operations at the airport that can be controlled – such as emissions from ground equipment movements and the use of electricity, according to the criteria stipulated by the greenhouse gas Protocol.
Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, HE Ali Salim Al Midfa noted: “We are proud to be the second airport in the region to start playing our part in addressing aviation’s impact on climate change. A key milestone for us is the participation in Airport Carbon Accreditation. The certification recognises Sharjah International Airport’s efforts towards applying comprehensive carbon management in the airport. This application also demonstrates its commitment towards developing a sustainable future in aviation and effectively managing the environmental impacts of our operations at the airport.”
He added: “At Sharjah International Airport, as a part of our CSR, we understand the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the need of a sustainable operational model that adapts to environmental friendly operational strategies that ensure a reduction in total carbon footprint created by our operation.”
He further said: “In the process of developing and maintaining the quality standards with ISO 9001, and quality in Environmental Management System which is certified ISO14001, and in our endeavour to develop quality in Public Health and Safety Procedures of OHSAS 18001, we will adopt the Airport Carbon Accreditation, which is certified by ACI, renowned for adopting the best international standards to preserve the environment.”