Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions

In 2009 ACI Europe (Airport Council International), in order to promote the contribution of the airports towards the fight against climate change, launched an initiative called Airport Carbon Accreditation: SEA and the principal European airport operators voluntarily committed to this project. The project required the introduction of a series of actions for the control and reduction of direct and indirect CO2 emissions by airport managers, operators, aircraft and by all those working within the airport system.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation established four possible levels for accreditation:

  • Mapping – checking of emissions under the direct control of the airport manager (scope 1 and 2); 
  • Reduction – in addition to the level 1 requirement, the creation of a emission reduction plan which ensures the continuous improvement of emission levels (scope 1 and 2); 
  • Optimisation – in addition to levels 1 and 2, calculation of the emissions produced by the airport stakeholders and their involvement in the reduction plans (scope 3); 
  • Neutrality – in addition to levels 1, 2 and 3, the reaching of the “Carbon Neutrality” objective for emissions, under the direct control of the airport manager (scope 1 and 2).

In 2012 SEA confirmed its European leadership position for both the airports of Linate and Malpensa for the fourth consecutive year.

In 2012, thanks to a reduction in CO2 emissions under the control of the airport manager of 11% at Linate and of 1% at Malpensa, compared to the average emmissions for the three previous years, the two airports consolidated their European rankings within the “3+ neutrality” group together with 6 Swedish airports and 2 Norwegian airports.

The trend over the last seven years highlights a constant and far reaching commitment and SEA commits to maintain this level of neutrality through continued effective process rationalisation, the use of renewable energy sources and through the acquisition of offsets (scope 1 and 2).

 

CO2 Emissions (tonnes)

CO2 Emissions (tonnes)

Note: The emissions of SEA Energia are not included
Source: SEA

 

CO2 Emissions (tonnes) - Scope 3

CO2 Emissions (tonnes) - Scope 3

Note: The emissions of SEA Energia are not included
Source: SEA

 

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