Punta Cana Airport Achieves Level 2 Certification for 40.8% Reduction in Carbon Footprint

Punta Cana, DR.- Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) obtained accreditation Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) level 2 for reducing its carbon footprint in passenger emissions by 40.8%, awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI) carbon footprint reduction program, which recognizes efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in The airports.

The information was offered by Giovanni Rainieri, director of Airside Operations at the airport, who expressed that “this achievement has a high impact on the environmental management of the airport and on the measures implemented to reduce emissions and the efforts made to have an airport energy efficient and with operations in line with our sustainability strategy.”

The Punta Cana International Airport is the first airport in the Dominican Republic to obtain triple ISO certification (9001, 14001 and 14064-1) and, at the same time, receive the ACA Level 2 Carbon Footprint accreditation from ACI.

The air terminal implemented the ISO 14064-1: 2018 standard, under which the inventory of the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions was carried out, considering this “an important step in our actions to reduce the effects of climate change and contribute to the objective of the sector in terms of emissions reduction.”

Rainieri added that, with the certification, the air terminal reaffirms its commitment to the continuity of its sustainability policy, since such a level of mitigation was possible thanks to the use of self-generated photovoltaic energy and the incorporation of energy efficiency measures, with the use of LED luminaires.

“Achieving a 40.8% reduction per passenger in carbon emissions is an achievement that highlights and emphasizes the airport’s commitment to the challenge of climate change, in accordance with the main goal of decarbonizing the airline sector by 2050,” Rainieri pointed out.

About the ICA

Airports Council International (Airports Council International), a non-profit organization founded in 1991 through the merger of several associations, is currently the main professional organization that aims to unify all airport teams in the world. . It is based in Montreal, Canada.

Among its main objectives of interest are airport infrastructure and the promotion of professional excellence in the management and operation of airports, as well as promoting cooperation between airports, global aviation organizations and financial partners, to contribute to the safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility of airlines.

About Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)

Inaugurated in 1983, it is the first private aerodrome for international commercial use in the world, the one with the highest traffic in the Dominican Republic and the one with the greatest connectivity in the Caribbean, linking 64 cities and 26 countries around the world, moving eight million passengers. year.

It has two runways, 27 boarding gates, 30 aircraft parking spaces and three VIP lounges. Likewise, it has its own Recycling and Incineration Center, where 60% percent of the waste it generates is recycled.

The Punta Cana International Airport achieved the record of 8 million in passenger movement, becoming the first airport in the country to reach this figure, evidencing the growth of the Dominican tourism industry.

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