Why seek accreditation?
It is good practice for every airport to optimise energy consumption.This isn't limited to just terminals and runways but also includes tenants, contractors and other non-aeronautical areas - such as the retail facilities within your airport. Airport Carbon Accreditation helps you to better understand your energy consumption, associated GHG emissions and costs, including emissions-related charges.
Institutional investors, such as superannuation funds and banks, continually assess an airport's risk profile. Airport Carbon Accreditation helps them understand and evaluate your profile - with your plan to transition to net-zero. Consumers also see airports as the "face of aviation". By implementing an Airport Carbon Accreditation strategy, your communication steam will have PR and marketing messages that connect with your passengers.
Although the Airport Carbon Accreditation program is voluntary, it has quickly become a must-have and industry best practice. The Airport CarbonAccreditation program also supports participating airports to disclose descriptions of the board's oversight of and management's role in assessing and managing climate change-related issues
A process of continual improvement and partnership with airport stakeholders.
As one of Australia's leading experts in Airport Carbon Accreditation, we understand the inner workings of your airport's operations - and are best positioned to provide practical, efficient solutions. Conversio's Director,Alex Stathakis, is one of only a handful of approved Airport CarbonAccreditation (ACA) program verifiers in Australia and the first in theAsia-Pacific region to be approved as a Level 4/4+ verifier. Our expertise means we're in a unique position to help your airport achieve Airport CarbonAccreditation and move towards carbon neutrality and/or net-zero GHG emissions.
As part of the ACA application process, your airport's greenhouse gas inventory and, depending on the accreditation level chosen, carbon management and stakeholder plans must be independently verified by a third party such as Conversio.
Independent verification ensures transparency, completeness and accuracy- as we confirm the methods used for estimating emissions are sound and consistent with established methodologies. This gives you and your stakeholders the confidence that the reported information, statements and plans accurately represent your airport's efforts.
As industry experts, we also establish your carbon footprint using theAirport Carbon & Emissions Reporting Tool (ACERT), the Australian NationalGreenhouse & Energy Reporting Scheme, or New Zealand Measuring Emissions: A Guide for Organisations. We guide you through the process and ensure reliability and consistency in the information disclosed across different channels.
Collaborative Environmental Management (CEM) is an effective way to bring together all the stakeholders at your airport - and includes airport operators, aircraft operators and air navigation service providers. CEM formalises collaboration so that stakeholders can easily set out and achieve a unified objective and minimise the environmental impact of their combined operations.
We can guide you through the process of setting up a CollaborativeEnvironmental Management (CEM) system that helps your airport and its stakeholders reduce greenhouse gas and noise emissions, which are common challenges for airports.
"Alex is an enthusiastic professional, easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss any matters and has in-depth understanding of carbon accounting and the Airport Carbon Accreditation program."
“We can highly recommend Alex at Conversio - he has been a pleasure to deal with, very professional and knowledgeable, which certainly helped us navigate through the (sometimes complex) field of carbon offsets.”
"As an Airport we require accurate reporting detail and Conversio have consistently provided this year after year, building our understanding and empowering us with knowledge."