Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) announced that the six airports in the Dominican Republic operated by Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) and VINCI Airports, maintain their Level 3 (Optimization) certification of the Carbon Footprint Accreditation Program (ACA).
Level 3 (Optimization) certification is awarded to airports that, in addition to mapping their carbon footprint, manage to reduce emissions based on pre-established criteria and involve third parties (from airlines to various service providers) in this process. Carbon emissions at each airport are independently verified in accordance with ISO 14064 (greenhouse gas accounting) and based on tangible evidence.
Aerodom and VINCI Airports received certificates for the international airports of the Americas, José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA), in Santo Domingo; Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, in Santo Domingo Norte; Gregorio Luperón, in Puerto Plata; María Montez, in Barahona and Presidente Juan Bosch in the province of Samaná; as well as the Arroyo Barril Aerodrome, also located in Samaná.
Therefore, Mónika Infante, CEO of Aerodom, highlighted the company’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and the reduction of its environmental impact, which is reflected in obtaining this important certification.
“Aerodom remains committed to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices in the airport industry. Being recertified at Level 3 in the Carbon Footprint Accreditation Program is a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable future,” he said.
The Carbon Footprint Accreditation Program is the only institutionally backed global carbon management certification program for airports. It independently evaluates and recognizes airports’ efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimization’, ‘Neutrality’, ‘Transformation’ and ‘Transition’.
It is recalled that in 2018, Aerodom obtained for the first time the Level 1 ‘Mapping’ certification from this program, marking a significant milestone in its environmental commitment and sustainability.
ACA is a program that evaluates and recognizes the efforts of airport facilities to identify and reduce their carbon dioxide emission sources. Level 3 (Optimization) certification is awarded to those that have not only mapped their carbon footprint, but have also managed to reduce emissions according to pre-established criteria and have involved third parties.