Who's behind it?

Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme administered by WSP, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. The administration of the programme is overseen by an Advisory Board. 

In November 2011, Airport Carbon Accreditation was extended to Asia-Pacific, in cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific. In June 2013, the programme was extended to Africa in cooperation with ACI Africa. 

Airport Carbon Accreditation took off in North America and in November 2014 the programme went global with its extension to airports in Latin America and the Caribbean.


ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International, the only global association of airport operators. Based in Brussels, Belgium, ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 45 European countries, accounting for over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. ACI EUROPE member airports welcome more than 1.8 billion passengers, 18.4 million tonnes of freight and 21.2 million aircraft movements every year. www.aci-europe.org


ACI Asia-Pacific is the Asia-Pacific region of Airports Council International, based in Hong Kong. It represents over 500 airports in 48 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. In 2015, ACI Asia-Pacific airports handled 2.79 billion passengers and 49.6 million tonnes of cargo. www.aci-asiapac.aero


ACI-Africa is the African region of Airports Council International. ACI-Africa was established as a region of ACI in 1991, in conformity with ACI rules. ACI-Africa is self-governing under its own regional internal rules and it is comprised of ACI regular and partner members located in Africa. The ACI African region is comprised of 54 regular members operating over 249 airports in 47 countries.


About ACI North America


Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America.  Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.  Collectively, U.S. airports employ nearly 1.2 million people and account for $1.1 trillion in economic activity—or six percent of the total U.S. workforce and seven percent of GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. www.aci-na.org


 About ACI Latin America & Caribbean


ACI Latin America-Caribbean (ACI-LAC) represents the interests of airport operators in Latin American and the Caribbean. Founded in 1991, its primary objective is to promote cooperation among airport members and other air transport and civil aviation industry stakeholders. Through this cooperation, ACI-LAC provides support for a secure, stable, efficient and environmentally sustainable airport system. Currently, ACI-LAC has over 65 members operating more than 250 airports in 37 countries from the Latin American and Caribbean region. www.aci-lac.aero


About WSP

WSP is the independent Administrator of Airport Carbon Accreditation. As such, it accredits the airports under the programme, provides administrative and secretariat services and advises applicant airports through the accreditation process. WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms. Amongst others, it provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural one, and expertise ranging from environmental / climate remediation, to urban and transport planning, to designing and implementing sustainable transport networks and strategies, to airport sustainability, carbon management and energy planning and management. www.wspgroup.com