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Palermo “Falcone Borsellino” International Airport achieves Level 3+ Neutrality

June 10, 2024

We are delighted to announce that Palermo “Falcone Borsellino” International Airport in Italy, has met all the necessary certification requirements to upgrade to Level 3+ Neutrality of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

To achieve this level, an airport must expand its carbon footprint assessment to include a range of Scope 3 emissions. Additionally, it must offset all remaining Scope 1 and 2 emissions using high-quality, internationally recognised carbon credits.

Operated by GES.A.P. SpA, Palermo International Airport has demonstrated significant progress in reducing carbon emissions, decreasing from 0.71 kilograms of CO2 per passenger in 2018 to 0.52 kilograms in December 2023. This achievement surpasses the target of 0.60 that the airport set in its “Carbon Management Plan 2021-2023.”

This success is the result of strategic investments focusing on energy production from renewable sources, primarily through photovoltaic panels. Key initiatives also include enhancing the energy efficiency of lighting systems, replacing the company vehicle fleet with electric or low-emission vehicles, installing electric charging stations for cars within the airport site, and developing an energy management system certified according to the ISO 50001 standard.

Furthermore, Palermo International Airport’s action plan includes constructing a 400 Hz energy supply system for aircraft, installing additional solar panels, and implementing a sustainable teleworking policy for airport staff.

Discover more about the environmental policy of Palermo International Airport here.