Keflavík International Airport's policy on climate issues, and measures to reduce the airport's carbon footprint as a whole, have received the fourth level (Level 3+) of the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) assesses whether airports are measuring carbon emissions correctly and also evaluates the effectiveness of measures intended to reduce their carbon footprint. The goal is to reduce the environmental impact of airports by measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions.
Isavia’s goal is for Keflavík International Airport to have net zero operation by 2030. This goal will be achieved through collaboration with stakeholders, active monitoring of environmental factors, energy transition, and with certified carbon offsets as needed.
Last year, the emphasis was on calculating the carbon footprint of the airport’s value chain as a whole. This refers to emissions from all companies and entities that are not under Isavia's management but belong to the company's supply and value chain. By achieving level four out of six in the ACA accreditation, not only has this calculation been certified by an independent international body, but our emission reduction and offset measures have also been certified.
This achievement is not least due to the cooperation of the members of the airport community at Keflavik Airport. In order to manage the airport's total emissions, a collaborative platform was established for all these parties with the aim of finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the airport as a whole.
Hrönn Ingólfsdóttir, Director of Corporate Strategy & Sustainability at Isavia:
“In accordance with the company’s sustainability policy, Isavia’s guiding principle is to keep the negative environmental impact of its operations to a minimum in harmony and collaboration with stakeholders. This certification that Keflavík International Airport has received today, level four in ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation, is a confirmation that we are on the right track and shows and proves that we are achieving tangible results in our work to reduce carbon emissions. We are well on our way to achieving our goal of net zero operation in our own operations by 2030."
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE:
“I warmly congratulate Keflavik Airport for becoming certified at Level 3+ of Airport Carbon Accreditation. The airport has committed to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2030 as part of our airport industry commitment which was just reaffirmed last month, and this new certification shows it is making tangible progress towards that goal. Indeed, Keflavik airport does walk the talk - delivering tangible CO2 reductions from emissions under its control and offsetting its residual ones but also engaging with its operational partners so that they reduce their own emissions too. Hats off!”
The Airport Carbon Accreditation is a project run by the Airports Council International (ACI), and has been recognised by a number of international organisations, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFACCC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Union.