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Four KAA Managed Airports Achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1

NAIROBI June 10, 2021  – Kenya Airports Authority is delighted to announce that Jomo Kenyatta, Moi, Kisumu and Eldoret international Airports have joined the Airports Council International –World (ACI-Europe) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme, achieving Level 1 “Mapping” accreditation. 

ACA programme – the only institutionally-endorsed, global carbon management programme for airports, provides airports with a common framework for active carbon management, utilizing measurable goals. It strives to enable the airport industry to effectively reduce its carbon footprint, and to benefit from increased efficiency through lowered energy consumption. 

“Minimizing the effects of our operations on the environment is a core ambition for us at KAA. We believe that contributing to efforts to counter climate change is our responsibility to future generations. Joining the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program is a significant step in the right direction for our main airports, as the programme provides a solid framework to optimize and, eventually, minimize emissions.” KAA Ag. MD, Alex Gitari said, while commenting on the accreditation. 

In 2019, KAA launched its going green initiative with a goal of becoming the greenest airport operator in Africa by 2022. The initiative is in line with the authority’s 2018-2022 strategic plan which highlight’s environmental stewardship as one of its main strategic areas with a goal of obtaining ISO 14001-2015: Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard. 

ACA is an independent programme administered by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international consultancy appointed by ACI to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. The program assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage and 

reduce their carbon emissions through six levels of certification: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimization’, ‘Neutrality’, ‘Transformation’ and ‘Transition’. 

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