The ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation) is issued by the ACI (Airports Council International) and focuses on efforts to map, calculate, reduce and offset carbon dioxide emissions across the globe. The ACA certification is comprised of four levels, which have so far been acquired by 274 airports in 71 countries, representing 44% of global air passenger traffic.
So far, only 51 airports around the world, including Larnaka and Pafos airports, have received the Level 3+ Neutrality Certification. To acquire this Certification, Hermes Airports had to adopt compensatory measures for the emissions that are directly controlled by the company and cannot be minimised or reduced further.
The Certificates were presented to Hermes Airports Chief Executive Officer Ms. Eleni Kaloyirou and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Miltos Miltiadous, by the Director General of ACI Europe Mr. Olivier Jankovec, during the ACI Europe Annual Assembly & Congress held on 26-27 June 2019 in Limassol. Moreover, during the conference, Hermes Airports signed a landmark commitment to become net zero for their carbon emissions by 2050.
“Receiving the highest level of ACA Certification is a great honour for Cypriot airports and confirms Hermes Airports' commitment to the long-term reduction of carbon emissions, as well as the effectiveness of the airports’ strategy in managing energy policy and carbon dioxide emissions,” said Hermes Airports Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Eleni Kaloyirou.
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