Aeropuerto di Aruba ta ricibi “Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2”

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) compania cu ta maneha y opera Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (Aeropuerto di Aruba) orguyosamente ta anuncia su logro mas recien, e “Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2”. 

Aeropuerto di Aruba a drenta Airports Council International (ACI) su programa “Airport Carbon Accreditation” (ACA) na 2018 y desde e momento ei a tuma un cantidad di accion na fabor di medio ambiente. ACA ta e unico programa global y specificamente pa aeropuertonan cu ta certifica e esfuerso di aeropuertonan pa maneha y reduci nan emisionnan di carbon. E ta e programa ideal pa yuda aeropuerto contribui pa bira inclusivo, safe, resiliente y sostenibel tumando accionnan urgente pa combati cambionan climatico y su impactonan, segun metanan #11 y #13 di e metanan di desaroyo sostenibel di Nacionnan Uni. 

Door di logra e Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2, e asina yama “Reduction level” ACA ta duna balor na e esfuersonan haci door di Aeropuerto di Aruba pa maneha y reduci su carbon footprint. E accionnan tuma pa midi, maneha y reduci su carbon footprint ta inclui cambio di tur lus pa lusnan LED, e ponemento di timernan electrico den y rond di aeropuerto y e introduccion di airconan mas eficiente pa cu aire, pa menciona algun.

“Como parti di e strategia corporativo, cu ta den proceso di wordo desaroya hunto cu tur empleado di AAA, e ekipo na Aeropuerto di Aruba ta hopi dedica na reduci e carbon footprint di nos aeropuerto! Apesar di e efectonan obvio di 2020, e ekipo a sigui cu su esfuersonan pa maneha y mitiga nos carbon footprint. Level 2 ta duna nos e indicacion cu nos ta riba e bon caminda y ta duna nos e confiansa pa alcansa e siguiente nivelnan di e acreditacion internacionalmente reconosi hunto cu nos provedornan di servicio na aeropuerto. Nos ta contento, honra y orguyoso di obtene e acreditacion nobo aki y mi por garantisa cu e ekipo lo sigui traha di forma comprometi y dedica bayendo pa dilanti,” segun Jurgen Benschop, COO na AAA. 

Airport Carbon Accreditation ta e unico programa global di certificacion institucionalmente aproba pa aeropuertonan y cu independientemente ta evalua y reconose esfuersonan di aeropuertonan pa maneha y reduci nan emisionnan di carbon via 6 nivel di certificacion: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimization’, ‘Neutrality’, ‘Transformation’ y ‘Transition’. 

Danki na e programa Airport Carbon Accreditation, Aeropuerto di Aruba por contribui directamente na e metanan di desaroyo sostenibel diseña door di Nacionnan Uni y adopta door di AAA como su base principal. Esakinan ta un coleccion di 17 meta global diseña pa ta un base pa alcansa un futuro mihor y mas sostenibel pa tur hende. E metanan di desaroyo sostenibel a wordo introduci na 2015 door di e “United Nations General Assembly” cu e meta pa wordo alcansa pa aña 2030. 

As part of the airport’s corporate strategy to be the most sustainable airport in the region:

AUA Airport receives Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) company that manages and operates Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport), with the ambition to be the most sustainable airport in the region, proudly announces its latest achievement, the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2. 

AUA Airport entered the Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program back in 2018 and has since taken numerous actions in favor of the environment. ACA is the only global, airport-specific program that certifies airports’ efforts to manage and reduce its carbon emissions. It is the ideal program for the Airport to support Aruba to become inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable while taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, according to goals #11 and #13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

By achieving the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2, the so called “Reduction level” ACA highlights AUA Airport’s efforts to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint. The actions taken to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint include the replacement of all lights with LED lighting, the placement of electrical timers in and around the airport terminal and the introduction of more efficient air conditioning equipment, amongst other efforts.

“As part of the corporate strategy, which is being developed together with all AAA employees, the team at AUA Airport is very dedicated towards the reduction of the airport’s carbon footprint. Despite the obvious effects of 2020, the team continued pursuing our efforts in mitigation of our carbon footprint. Level 2 means that we are on the right path and provides the confidence to achieve the next levels of the internationally recognized accreditation together with our service providers at the airport. We are happy, honored and proud to obtain this new accreditation and I can guarantee that the team will continue to be as committed and dedicated moving forward,” said Jurgen Benschop, COO at AAA. 

Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally endorsed, global carbon management certification program for airports and independently assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions through 6 levels of certification: ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimization’, ‘Neutrality’, ‘Transformation’ and ‘Transition’. 

Thanks to the Airport Carbon Accreditation program AUA Airport can contribute directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as set by the United Nations and adopted by AAA as its leading principles. These are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. 

About Aruba Airport Authority N.V. 

Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA Airport) is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region, contributing to processing over 1 million passengers per year. With 17 airlines operating into Aruba and providing air service to 20 destinations worldwide, Aruba Airport is operationally solid which over 95% of all visitors are leisure guests, 88% from the United States & Canada, 4% from Latin America, 6% from Europe, and 2% from Dutch Caribbean, year to date, May 2021 Aruba Airport Authority attributes this to its stable economic and political climate, hospitable and multilingual population, and safe environment. Aruba Airport undergoes continuous upgrades to maintain its position as one of the region’s most innovative airports. 

Learn more about what’s happening at Aruba International Airport by visiting Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix, Aruba International Airport (airportaruba.com) and connect with AUA on Twitter Queen Beatrix International Airport – Aruba (@ARUBA_AIRPORT) / Twitter and at Facebook Queen Beatrix International Airport – Startpagina | Facebook

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