Bordeaux Airport reaffirms its commitment to environmental responsibility and reducing its carbon footprint.
In recognition of its actions for the environment, Bordeaux Airport has been awarded Level 2 certification by the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA 2). This new accreditation acknowledges Bordeaux Airport’s actions to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
Barely a year after achieving Level 1, Level 2 of the ACA, titled “Reduction”, underlines the airport company's commitment to reducing its carbon emissions. The programme was set up by the ACI (Airports Council International) and provides a technical framework specially designed for airport operations.
Level 2 requires:
The strategy to reduce greenhouse gases is centred around energy temperance measures, such as the replacement of certain equipment by less energy-consuming alternatives (LED lights, replacement of the glass facades in Hall B, etc.) with a lower impact (400 hertz at the aircraft stands, use of electric vehicles, etc.), as well as increased use of renewable energy sources (photovoltaic and geothermal) to cover most of the needs by 2030.
“The efforts made by Bordeaux Airport to reduce its carbon footprint have been rewarded and recognised by Level 2 certification by the Airport Carbon Accreditation. A number of projects have already been or are being launched, such as our new building that received “Excellent” HQE certification at the end of 2021, or the 3,000m² of photovoltaic panels planned for the P0 car park for early 2023. We are continuing these efforts by mobilising all our partners on the airport site”, says Simon Dreschel, President of the Management Board of Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport SA.
The airport is now preparing to work towards level 3 of the ACA, which requires the engagement of all the airport’s stakeholders in the actions carried out and the expansion of the scope of the emissions assessment to include all the airport's partners (indirect emissions).