Congratulations to the 9 airports operated by ASUR in Mexico, which have been confirmed as reaching Level-2 ‘Reduction’ under the Airport Carbon Accreditation . ASUR joined the Program in October 2021, with Level 1 accreditation, and their airports continue on their decarbonization journey with this progression through a reduction in controlled emissions.
ASUR includes nine airports in southeast Mexico, including Cancun Airport, the most important tourist destination in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, but also Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Merida, Bahias de Huatulco, Tapachula, Cozumel and Minatitlan.
To achieve Level 2 accreditation, each airport in the group demonstrated a degree of mitigation of its carbon emissions, when compared against the 2018 baseline. As part of the accreditation process, they undertook an objective review of CO2 emissions from the airport and set targets. The scope of the undertakings ranged from the development of a solid waste system, through to communication between the group’s airports on their accreditation actions.
The reduction has been made possible due to new energy efficiency measures in each of the terminal buildings, such as the use of LED technology for indoor and outdoor lighting and the installation of more efficient air conditioning equipment with a smaller environmental impact.
The airports work to raise awareness among employees, passengers and partners of their decarbonization actions, and constantly look for innovative solutions that contribute to environmental protection.
Learn more ASUR’s journey here.
We congratulate them for this new achievement!