Brisbane Airport Corporation has been certified as Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 3 (Optimisation), the second Australian airport to reach this level of accreditation, along with Adelaide Airport.

To achieve Level 3 Optimisation Accreditation, BAC had to reduce the level of Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, map the carbon footprint for the whole of Brisbane Airport, and demonstrate engagement with key stakeholders in ongoing efforts to improve environmental sustainability.

The global Airport Carbon Accreditation program certifies airports at four different levels of accreditation (mapping, reduction, optimisation and neutrality).

Julieanne Alroe, BAC chief executive and managing director, said the airport’s sustainability strategy aimed to reach beyond a risk and compliance position.

“At Brisbane Airport we are committed to sustainability and putting in place programs that help us manage and minimise long-term impacts of climate change and adverse environmental impacts from aviation and property development activities.

“Achieving Level 3 Optimisation Airport Carbon Accreditation is an achievement we’re very proud of and one that encourages us to continue our efforts to further reduce our carbon footprint.”