December 06, 2018
Having been the first airports (Kansai International Airport: KIX, Osaka International Airport: ITAMI) in Japan accredited at Level 2 under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program in 2016, Kansai Airports Group is pleased to announce that KIX and ITAMI have upgraded to Level 3 certification of the ACA, while Kobe Airport (KOBE) has newly entered the program at Level 2 on December 6, 2018.
The group developed a new environmental plan called One Eco-Airport Plan for the three airports (KIX, ITAMI and KOBE) in April 2018, along with its four basic policies: Response to climate change, Resource usage, Harmonious coexistence and Environmental management. Based on the plan and policies, the group has been carrying out a number of activities aimed at protecting the environment. These accreditation certificates are a testimony to the group’s relentless efforts to reduce the carbon footprint at the airports. Kansai Airports Group is committed to further accelerating its efforts to reduce environmental impact in pursuit of a harmonious coexistence between the airports and their surrounding environment, through continued cooperation with airport-based operators and close communication with local communities.