By registering a 14.65% decrease in CO2 emissions from 2012-2015 and ensuring that 100% of the electricity it uses is green. Lyon Airport has reached Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) level 3 certification.
A total of 22 European airports have reached level 3 certification which is monitored by Airport Council International Europe.
More than 20 companies, representing half of the 5,800 employees present on site, worked with Lyon Airports to allow it to extend its collection of data on CO2 emissions. This included employee travel, energy usage and especially aircraft traffic (take-off, landing and taxiing).
An audit carried out in September confirmed that these had an effect, which resulted in Lyon Airports obtaining Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3 certification. To continue to justify the new level 3 certification the airport plans to extend use of electric vehicles and optimise aircraft movement on the track before take-off.
Oliver Jankovec, Director General of ACI Europe states that “Only 21 other European airports have reached level 3 of the ACA, a programme launched in 2009 to reduce CO2 emissions. We would like to congratulate Lyon Airports for stepping up its approach and looking further than their own CO2 emissions by reaching out to companies and partners present on the Lyon Saint-Exupéry site to get involved in the management of their emissions.”