Mar 09, 2016: Hamad International Airport (HIA) has officially achieved the Mapping Level of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. This accreditation is testament to the ability of HIA to tackle climate change and reduce the airport’s carbon emissions from its first day of opening in 2014.
As part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation application process, HIA’s carbon footprint was defined in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and independently verified. Level one of the Airport Carbon Accreditation certification recognises airports that map their carbon emission sources within their direct control. For HIA, this includes its terminal, car parks, waste water facility, airport perimeter road lighting and offices. The airport footprint will form the baseline measure for future environmental airport initiatives.
Al Meer, said, “At HIA, we believe in our environmental responsibility and are committed to tackling climate change within the context of our strategy. It is in our best interest to develop a sustainable future for our airport by effectively managing the environmental impacts of our operations. Mapping our carbon footprint helps us optimise our energy demand management through new technology, continually improving operational practices and considering further investments in low carbon energy generation.”
The certificate was presented to Badr Mohammed Al Meer at ACI’s 8th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, which took place in London on March 8, 2016.
Photo: (from left) Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe; Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer, Hamad International Airport; Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI and Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific.