Brussels Airport has just secured a successful renewal at the highest currently available level of carbon management within Airport Carbon Accreditation - Level 3+ Neutrality.
We asked Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company how our home airport translates sustainability into its business strategy and day-to-day activities.
Arnaud Feist: “We want to anchor the concept of sustainability firmly in our daily operations and in those of our partners. By investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, we can further reduce and, in the long term, neutralise emissions over which we have control. For emissions over which we have no control, we are working closely with the other airport companies and external partners to limit the total impact on the environment.”
Within the integrated sustainability strategy of Brussels Airport Company, eight priority work areas have been identified for the coming years:
* reducing ground noise
* renewable energy and reduction in energy consumption
* improving the air quality
* reducing waste
* Limiting water consumption
* eliminating the historical soil contamination on its grounds
* biodiversity on the airport grounds
* sustainable mobility (more public transport, bikes,ecological cars)
In the longer term, Brussels Airport, alongside 202 other airports, has committed itself to reducing its CO2 emissions to net zero before 2050.
Brussels Airport publishes all specific environmental initiatives and projects in an annual environmental report. The full 2019 environmental report can be consulted at https://environment.brusselsairport.be/en.4
Learn more about the actions undertaken by the airport to eliminate its carbon footprint in this video.
4 Brussels Airport Report. (n.d.). Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://environment.brusselsairport.be/en