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 6 levels of certification.

In June 2022, Bordeaux Airport obtained level 2 ‘Reduction’ certification, after:

✓ reducing emissions linked to activities over which it has direct control

✓ developing a carbon management plan, including the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% between 2019 and 2027

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

Starting in 2023, the next step will consist in extending the scope of emission assessment to all partners operating on the platform and involving them in reducing the carbon footprint.