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Shannon Airport Receives Carbon Accreditation

By Dave Simpson
Shannon Airport Receives Carbon Accreditation

According to a statement published on the website of Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group, Shannon Airport has received an accreditation for its efforts in tackling carbon emissions.


According to the statement published on, Shannon Airport has joined more than 200 European airports that are engaged in one of six available certification levels of Airport Council International (ACI) Europe's Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which is a voluntary carbon management certification standard for airports that independently assesses and certifies airports for efforts to manage and reduce carbon emissions.

The statement published on also noted that, having previously become a signatory on the ACI net zero 2050 pledge, Shannon Airport has now joined 79 other accredited airports in 15 countries that have been certified for Level 1 - Mapping of the aforementioned carbon accreditation programme.

Statement By Shannon Group Head Of Sustainability

The statement published on included a statement from Shannon Group head of sustainaility Sinéad Murphy that said, "We are delighted to receive accreditation under ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. We have already implemented numerous energy saving initiatives that ensured we exceeded our 2020 public sector energy efficiency targets.

"As well as an energy efficient LED upgrade of all our external lighting systems and the near completion of an internal lighting upgrade, we have installed multiple energy meters across our terminal buildings which allows us to actively manage our energy consumption through an energy management hub. In addition, we are planning to roll out electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the Shannon Campus in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions."

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