Ireland West Airport Knock has achieved level one accreditation, "mapping", in recognition of its actions to address its CO2 emissions, according to a statement published on the airport's website.
Statement By Ireland West Airport Knock Managing Director
The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com quoted Ireland West Airport Knock managing director Joe Gilmore as saying, "The airport is delighted to have achieved the level 1 accreditation award which has mapped out the airport's carbon footprint, the first important step towards a sustainable future for the airport. Our aim is to continue to reduce carbon emissions at Ireland West Airport and to work to ensure that the airport can continue to grow sustainably into the future while protecting the environment and in turn minimising our climate impact. Our interim pledge is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and the airport will now proceed to level 2 'Reduction' of the programme as we work collectively to support aviation’s green transformation and achieve a 'net zero' position by 2050."
Statement By Business Development Director At Atkins
The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com quoted business development director at Atkins Brian McKavanagh as saying, "We are delighted to have contributed to this landmark achievement which paves the way for Ireland West Airport to achieve higher levels of accreditation. We will continue to leverage our global sustainability and environmental expertise to support Ireland West Airport on their journey to net zero."
Statement By ACI Europe Director General
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The statement published on IrelandWestAirport.com quoted ACI Europe director general Olivier Jankovec as saying, "Congratulations to Ireland West Airport for taking this significant step towards decarbonising the airport's operations and infrastructure. Achieving Level 1 'Mapping' is of critical importance for future progression to higher levels of carbon management and to playing an active role in the climate challenge. I look forward to cheering the Ireland West Airport team on in their journey to net zero."