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 (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. Based in Brussels, Belgium, ACI EUROPE represents 500 airports in 45 European countries. Its members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2 billion passengers, 20 million tonnes of freight and 23.7 million aircraft movement in 2016www.aci-europe.org


ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 110 members operating 589 airports in 49 countries/ territories in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East. In 2017, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 3.4 billion passengers and 56.3 million tonnes of cargowww.aci-asiapac.aero



ACI-Africa is the African region of Airports Council International. The region is composed of 62 members, operating 250 airports, situated in 48 countries across the continent and 24 business partners. In 2016, ACI Africa member airports handled 187 million passengers and 2,215 tonnes of cargo. www.aci-africa.aero


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 support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. www.airportscouncil.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 69 members operating more than 270 airports in 34 countries and territories 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 engineering professional services firms. WSP are technical experts and strategic advisors, and provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural one, in areas including environmental and climate remediation, urban and transport planning, sustainable transport networks and strategies, airport sustainability, carbon management and energy planning and management. www.wsp.com