Airport presented with Australia’s first carbon reduction accreditation
  • Wednesday 05 November 2014
Peter Pallot (left) receives the certificate from Dennis Chant

Today Sunshine Coast Airport was presented with its official Certificate of Accreditation under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme at Level 2 Reduction.

The airport was internationally recognised recently for managing its carbon emissions and reducing its carbon footprint under the programme.  ACI Asia-Pacific president Dennis Chant was at the terminal today, to hand over the framed certificate personally and recognise the airport’s achievements.

“I wish to congratulate Sunshine Coast Airport on being Australia’s first accredited airport at Reduction Level under Airport Carbon Accreditation,” Mr Chant said.

“This is a demonstration of the airport’s willingness to go the extra mile and its commitment to operating the airport in an environmentally sustainable manner, which is crucial for the long-term development of our industry.”

After achieving Level 1 Mapping in 2013 and Level 2 Reduction in 2014, this is an important step for Sunshine Coast Airport towards achieving Neutrality, the fourth and ultimate level of accreditation.

Airport general manager Peter Pallot said Sunshine Coast Airport was committed to reducing its carbon emissions and we are proud to accept this certificate.

“We have more work to do, but the airport is now well on its way in the journey towards carbon neutrality,” Mr Pallot said.

Sunshine Coast Airport has joined the likes of London City, Dublin, Prague, and Macau International Airports, in being certified at Level 2.  To date, there are 109 airports accredited with Airport Carbon Accreditation, across four of the five regions of ACI including Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.