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Helsinki Airport is Now Carbon Neutral

2017 / 09 / 21

Ita��s official: Helsinki Airporta��s carbon footprint is zero and it has received the international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate for this achievement.

a�?The ACA certificate awarded to Helsinki Airport is an important milestone in the implementation of Finaviaa��s accelerated climate programme at our airports. Our climate programme comprises a number of different measures, but Helsinki Airport plays a key role in the reduction of emissions,a�? explains Mikko Viinikainen, Finavia’s Sustainable Development Director.

At a practical level, getting the certificate has required extensive reviews, continuous improvements in Finavia’s emissions efficiency, and the offsetting of residual emissions. According to Viinikainen, before an airport is awarded the top ACA accreditation, it must first review its own emissions and those generated by other operators in the facility.

By the year 2020, all 21 Finavia airports will be carbon neutral. That is a HEL of a challenge!

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