Airport Carbon Accreditation Program Verification
Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) is a voluntary carbon management certification for airports, endorsed by both the European Civil Aviation Conference and EUROCONTROL and formally supported by the European Commission, the UN Environment Program and the International Civil Aviation Organization. The program assesses and recognises continual performance improvements in carbon and energy management by airports. The program offers four levels of certification:
- Mapping – Carbon footprint measurement
- Reduction – Managing and reducing carbon footprint
- Optimisation – Engaging others & measuring their carbon emissions
- Carbon neutrality – Offsetting your airport’s scope 1 & 2 emissions
As part of the ACA application process, each airport’s carbon footprint, and, according to the accreditation level chosen, the airport’s carbon management and stakeholder plans, must be independently verified by a third party before consideration by the program administrator. Verification is required on entry, upon upgrade and every other year on renewal at the same level. Alex is one of only few approved ACA program verifiers in Australia and conducts verification in accordance with ACA requirements and ISO 14064 – Part 3 Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions.