Reunion's Roland Garros Airport has been involved in the international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme since 2019. Only 2 years later, the airport has just obtained level 3 out of 4. A positive move towards carbon neutrality!
FRANCE’S FIRST OVERSEAS AIRPORT TO BE ACA 3 CERTIFIED
The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme certifies airports' efforts to reduce carbon emissions and is based on four levels. 300 airports around the world are involved in this programme, which is run by Airports Council International (ACI). Reunion's Roland Garros Airport is France’s first overseas airport to obtain the ACA 3 certification and the 3rd in the African zone.
Preserving the environment and reducing the impact of aviation activities are central to the concerns of Reunion’s Roland Garros Airport. Between 2014 and 2019, the emissions produced by the airport company decreased by 24%. By 2024, Reunion Roland Garros Airport aims to reduce its emissions by 40% on 2014 and by 55% by 2030.
OBTAINING THE ACA 3: A COLLECTIVE APPROACH
In obtaining the ACA 3, the airport's environmental ambition moves up a notch, and this by involving the whole airport community to collectively reach the very best in international standards.
Between 2017 and 2019, the airport company initiated a joint assessment of emissions for the entire airport platform, one which demonstrates the importance of a common approach. Several partners, representing 58% of all emissions, have already signed a charter committing to jointly pursue these efforts to reduce emissions: Air Austral, Air France, DSAC OI, Avifuel, Servair, Newrest and Samsic.
Despite the difficulties linked to the pandemic, the Société Aéroportuaire is grateful to these companies, the first to commit to this ambitious approach.
ZERO CARBON GOAL
In obtaining the ACA 3, the Société Aéroportuaire is committed to supporting these companies in their ecological transition and to participate in joint projects with them.
In working collectively to improve our environmental performance, the goal is to become carbon neutral and therefore to ensure increasingly responsible travel!