19 February, 2019 Adelaide Airport scores double Platinum for going green Adelaide Airport has secured Platinum status for its sustainability initiatives for the second year running, in results announced by ACI (Airport Councils International) Asia-Pacific.
The results from the Green Airports Recognition 2019 place Adelaide Airport at the top of its passenger category for its SMART building analytics initiative, aimed at improving building energy efficiency. Adelaide was awarded Platinum in 2018 for its waste program and Gold in 2017 for its energy management program.
The award recognises airports that demonstrate their commitment in achieving outstanding accomplishments in sustainability projects.
ACI Asia-Pacific said its objective was to minimise aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognise airport members who haven outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects. The theme for recognition in 2019 was ‘Green Airport Infrastructure’.
Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mark Young, said Adelaide Airport strives to be a leader in sustainability and always works hard to embed the principles of sustainable business practice throughout its operations to minimise its impact on the environment and create value for its stakeholders.
“We signed a A$50 million 7-year Sustainability Performance Linked Loan with ANZ, the first loan in Australia that incentivises a borrower to continually improve its performance against a set of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria last year,” Mr Young said.
“We also ranked number one airport in the world for the second year running in the 2018 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.”
“We aim to be a top tier airport in our region, and our sustainability initiatives are a key part of that.”
The Green Airports Recognition was established by ACI Asia-Pacific with the support of ACI AsiaPacific Regional Environment Committee. The Recognition’s objective is to promote environmental best practices to minimise aviation’s impact on the environment and to recognise ACI Asia-Pacific airport members who have outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects.