Florianópolis Airport wins international certification for an initiative that aims to reduce carbon emissions

Florianópolis Airport wins international certification for an initiative that aims to reduce carbon emissions

27 oct 2022

Florianópolis Airport, managed by Zurich Airport Brasil, obtained important international recognition that attests to its commitment to sustainability. THE Floripa Airport was certified by the ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation), an ACI (Airports Council International) program, for consolidating the mapping of its carbon emissions.

The airport received the Mapping seal, one of the levels of the only global certification program for carbon management approved for airports in the world.

“The certification proves our progress in sustainability, one of the company's pillars. It also drives us to follow the path of planned actions in order to reach increasingly relevant levels in the global commitment to the climate agenda”, says Ricardo Gesse, CEO of Zurich Airport Brasil.

The ACA certification crowns the innovative Carbon Flow, a system developed 100% by the company's employees, awarded in 2021 with the "Green Airport Recognition", at the Annual Conference of the International Council of Airports of Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC), at the Mexico. Teams and technologies dedicated to the management of emissions interpret indicators in a systematic and traceable way, in order to create solutions to reduce environmental impact.

ACI-LAC Director General Rafael Echevarne celebrated the Swiss group's achievement: "As aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean grows, it is essential that airports commit to the decarbonization of aviation, in line with the commitment of the industry to achieve zero emissions by 2050. The ACA program has already proven to be an effective tool to help airports around the world on this journey, and it is a pleasure to have Zurich Airport Brasil on board.”

With international recognition, the airports managed by ZAB are able to develop programs in line with the ambitious but necessary goal of reaching Net Zero by 2050, that is, zeroing the net balance of greenhouse gas emissions by half of the century.

To know more

Airport Carbon Accreditation recognizes airports' stages towards comprehensive management and control of CO2 emissions. It is a program for airports of all sizes and is based on internationally recognized methodologies.

About ICA

Airports Council International (ACI) is the only commercial representative of airports in the world, with 1.950 airports in 185 countries. The Latin America and Caribbean office (ACI-LAC) represents 275 airports in 37 countries.