AENA defends place on CDP ‘A List’ in recognition of climate change efforts

By Luke Barras-hill |

Spain’s airport operator AENA features on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s ‘A List’ for climate change for a second year in a row. Source: AENA.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has once again named Spain’s airport operator AENA in the yearly list of organisations receiving the coveted ‘A’ rating.

AENA is one of only 10 Spanish companies to achieve a place on the CDP ‘A List’.

It marks the second year in a row that AENA has gained the most prestigious accolade in recognition of its decarbonisation and environmental stewardship commitments.

The state-owned operator has reviewed targets in its climate change strategy, part of the company’s Climate Action Plan, in recent months.

In a concerted effort to mitigate against the impact of climate change, AENA has brought forward an aim for all its airports to reach carbon-neutral status by 2026.

Source: AENA.

NET ZERO IN UNDER TWO DECADES

It is actively involved in Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, echoing a wider commitment to sharing quality information on the airport’s environmental protection efforts with stakeholders.

The number of AENA’s airports aligned to the programme is set to increase to cover the seven main airports in the network.

These aim to reach Level 3+ Neutrality by 2026 in line with the aforementioned carbon-neutral target across the network.

A photovoltaic plans underway will enable AENA to achieve 100% self-supply of electricity from renewable sources at its airports by 2026.

This acts as an intermediate step towards a goal of attaining net zero carbon emissions at all AENA’s airports in the network by 2040.

The international not-for-profit CDP scores companies on a scale, from the highest level ‘A’ to the lowest ‘D’.

More than 9,500 companies globally answered the survey last year, 270 of which received the ‘A’ rating

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