Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has reached Level 1 in its journey to Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). The announcement was made by Airports Council International (ACI) at the 2021 ACI North America Conference and Exhibition in Reno, NV. PHL is one of only 20 accredited airports at Level 1 "Mapping" in North America.
PHL continues to further initiatives that will benefit the health and safety of employees and communities by reducing air pollution, reducing carbon emissions and reducing energy consumption at the airport.
To demonstrate its commitment to reducing carbon, and to align with the City of Philadelphia’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, PHL applied for Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) early in 2021, with a base year of 2019. Accreditation for ACA Level 1 includes mapping emission sources within the operational boundary of the airport, and calculating the annual emissions into a carbon footprint report. This step is crucial as a foundation to achieve carbon neutrality, and pursue further levels of accreditation, which include: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation, and Transition. PHL will continue to update its Level 1 mapping carbon emissions every year to ACA while pursuing carbon reduction efforts.
Learn more about ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program here.
Read more about PHL’s recent environmental initiatives here.