News: Schiphol praised for its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality

Published on: 14 February 2017

The Airports Council International (ACI) trade association has awarded Amsterdam Airport Schiphol the highest possible level of certification for carbon neutrality for the fourth consecutive year. The certification is a reward for Schiphol’s CO2-neutral operations.

Exceptional efforts

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol received the certification due to its ‘exceptional efforts in its dealings with and reduction and neutralisation of its own CO2 emissions at the airport’.

Schiphol is committed to combating climate change. Among other things, it does so by reducing its own CO2 emissions e.g. by using LED lights, electric vehicles and circular solutions.

In addition, Schiphol offsets the CO2 it does emit by purchasing certificates for sustainable wind and solar power from the Netherlands and Belgium.

Highest international level

Schiphol holds ACI’s Airports Carbon Accreditation benchmark level 3+, which is the very highest level. ACI uses this benchmark to demonstrate how and to what degree airports are reducing their CO2 emissions.