VINCI Airports Receives International Certification for its Carbon Footprint Reduction Program in Dominican Republic
Airports Council International announced that all airports operated by AERODOM (Las Americas in Santo Domingo, President Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, in North Santo Domingo, Gregorio Luperón, in Puerto Plata, María Montez, in Barahona, President Juan Bosch in the province of Samaná; as well as the Arroyo Barril aerodrome), received Level 3 (optimization) certification from the Carbon Footprint Accreditation Program (ACA).
At VINCI Airports, our objective is to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 for our worldwide airports network. And in the shorter term, we have set a target of reducing our direct greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1&2) by 51% over the period 2018-2030. All airports we operate worldwide are engaged in the ACA certification.
Level 3 is granted to airports that have mapped their carbon footprint, managed to reduce their emissions based on pre-established criteria and involve third parties in the process, from airlines to various service providers. Carbon emissions at each airport are independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064 (greenhouse gas accounting). Santo Domingo airport is just one-step away from reaching neutrality.
AERODOM was the first airport operator in the Caribbean to certify all of its terminals as ACA Level 1 (mapping). In 2020, level 2- was granted after having managed to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger by 20%, equivalent to 1,500 metric tons per year, despite the growth in traffic.
"We have managed to reduce by 364 000 tCO2e directly, without resorting to compensation mechanisms, following VINCI Airports environmental strategy. We are committed to reduce our carbon footprint and to actively continue exploring new technologies in order to achieve carbon neutrality".
Mónika Infante Henríquez, CEO of AERODOM
VINCI Airports, the world's leading private airport operator, operates more than 50 airports in 11 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its experience as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops finances, builds and manages airports by contributing its investment capacity and expertise in terms of optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and deploying their environmental transition. In 2016, VINCI Airports was the first airport operator to commit to implementing an international environmental strategy, to achieve the goal of net zero emissions across its network by 2050. For more information: www.vinci-airports.com