Riyadh Airports Company (RAC), which manages and operates King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, has announced that the KKIA has obtained a key certification from the Airport Carbon Accreditation program provided by the Airports Council International.
This achievement reflects the airport managment's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and adopting the best international standards to protect environment, by determining the source of emissions within the operational boundary of the airport, calculating the annual carbon emissions and compiling a carbon footprint report, reported SPA.
RAC has also adhered to the necessary measures to reduce pollution and launching a number of green initiatives and programs, in line with the kingdom's vision for sustainable development, and reducing carbon emissions, reaching to carbon neutrality (zero percent net carbon emissions) by 2060.
Commenting on this achievement, CEO Engineer Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Maghlouth said: "We are keen at RAC to adopt and apply the best international standards that protect and preserve the environment. Obtaining this certificate proves the airport’s commitment to confront climate change and reduce carbon emissions."
"These international specialized certificates will contribute to raising the airport’s classification worldwide. This achievement ALSO reflects the continuous support that Riyadh Airports Company and KKIA receive from the General Authority of the Saudi Civil Aviation and Matarat Holding Company in all fields," stated Al Maghlouth.
"We will move forward with our environmental initiatives in compliance with the best international aviation standards, and we will complete the carbon emissions management accreditation program, which includes mapping, reduction, optimization, and transformation, until achieving neutrality," he added.
Riyadh Airports Company is a member of Airports Council International Asia-Pacific. The Airport Carbon Accreditation program is the world’s only institutionally endorsed program that independently assesses and recognizes airport’s efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions.