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Quito International Airport sets regional milestone by achieving Level 4+ Transition in Airport Carbon Accreditation

April 16, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Quito International Airport in Ecuador, has successfully upgraded to Level 4+ Transition within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. This achievement marks Quito International Airport as the first in Latin America & the Caribbean to reach this significant milestone, adding to its history of sustainability leadership in the region. Notably, back in 2019, it was also the first international airport in the region to achieve carbon neutrality.

To achieve this level, Quito International Airport established an absolute emissions reduction target that includes all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as a minimum. Furthermore, the airport’s carbon management strategy is fully aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, and it is compensating for any remaining Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions using internationally recognised carbon credits.

Operated by Corporación Quiport, Quito International Airport is dedicated to decarbonising its operations by 2035. As part of this commitment, the airport has replaced all lighting in the public areas of the passenger terminal and airport platforms with energy-efficient LED lighting. In 2022, the airport recycled a total of 43.55 tons of waste and actively engaged in annual reforestation initiatives on the areas surrounding the airport. Furthermore, the airport meticulously monitors emissions from fixed combustion sources and air quality to safeguard the well-being of both individuals and the environment.

Additionally, at Quito International Airport, the conservation of wildlife and ecosystems is paramount. The airport collaborates closely with stakeholders and partners to protect animals and forests, reflecting its deep commitment to decarbonisation.

We congratulate Quito International Airport on this great achievement. This upgrade marks a significant step forward on their path to net zero.

Discover more about the sustainability policy of Quito International Airport here