AAL recognised for carbon reduction

Adelaide Airport has become the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions.


AAL Adelaide Airport Airport Carbon Accreditation Mark Young Patti Chau


Adelaide Airport has become the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions.

Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) is now certified as Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 3 (‘Optimisation’), for its work in reducing its carbon footprint whilst also working to guide and influence stakeholders to do the same. It is just the seventh airport in the entire Asia-Pacific region to reach this level.

Airport Carbon Accreditation is a voluntary, internationally-renowned, institutionally-recognised carbon standard for the airport industry.

AAL managing director, Mark Young, said Adelaide Airport had reinforced its credentials as the most environmentally friendly airport in Australia.

“Adelaide Airport is now in rare company for our carbon reduction initiatives alongside the likes of Hong Kong and Incheon international airports,” Young said. “Some of our more recent initiatives include construction of green star rated buildings, installation of LED airfield lighting, bicycle storage facilities at the terminal and purchase of an electric car for staff use.

“In addition, we’re now working closely with our tenants, including airlines and ground handlers, to jointly recognise and reduce our carbon footprints.”

Adelaide Airport has also developed a five-year sustainability strategy and carbon management plan, which has identified a number of future carbon friendly initiatives.