Reducing the carbon footprint

The Airport is moving to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by joining the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme

Airport Carbon Accreditation


Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) led by the ACI (Airport Council International) independently assesses and acknowledges the efforts undertaken by airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, via 7 levels of certification.

Starting in early 2024 and achieved 7 months before the expiration of its Level 2 certificate, the Level 3 of ACA titled 'Optimization', confirms the airport company's commitment to addressing the challenge of climate change.

This level confirms that Bordeaux Airport:

  • Has been reducing its direct emissions in absolute value year after year since 2019,
  • Now assesses a portion of its indirect emissions (business travel and commuting) and the emissions from its partners (landing, taxiing and take-off phases, ground operations, etc.),
  • Involves all players and partners at the airport facility in the decarbonisation process.

The decarbonisation strategy is based primarily on overhauling the heating system, increasing use of renewable energy, and electrifying its utility vehicle fleet.

The airport is gearing up for the Transformation level of the ACA, the aim of which is to define a long-term emissions reduction trajectory involving all the players at the airport hub.