Environment, quality and safety

Airport Carbon Accreditation

The Noumea-La Tontouta International Airport is one of the first airports in the Pacific region to receive Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), launched in 2009 by the Airports Council International (ACI).

In 2019, the airport achieved Level 2 accreditation.

In 2019, the airport reached another milestone by obtaining Level 2 of the "Airport Carbon Accreditation" (ACA). The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) committed to this program in 2017 and obtained the first level of certification in February 2018, following a comprehensive energy audit that assessed carbon emissions. To achieve the "Reduction" accreditation level, the airport had to:

  • Update the carbon footprint assessment.
  • Develop a carbon management plan.
  • Set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
  • Create an action plan to achieve these objectives.

The accreditation recognizes the efforts made and encourages the teams at Noumea-La Tontouta Airport to continue their actions. The next step will involve engaging partners, such as airlines, service providers, and other stakeholders at the airport, in this initiative.

In 2022, the airport's Level 2 ACA accreditation was renewed!

In August 2022, the airport's Level 2 ACA accreditation was renewed! This renewal comes after two years of particularly challenging health crisis for the airport and its teams. Despite all the difficulties they faced, the teams managed to maintain this certification. This highly encouraging news marks a positive momentum.

In 2023, the airport's Level 2 ACA accreditation was renewed!

In May 2023, the airport has been re-certified ACA Level 2 for the year 2023! The goal for 2024 is to achieve Level 3.


CCI's objectives for Noumea-La Tontouta International Airport:

  • Carbon emissions reduction.
  • Exemplarity for passengers and users of the airport.
  • Unifying all users toward a common goal.
  • Influence and leadership in the Pacific region.
  • Maintain Level 2 accreditation.

Certification Levels

This airport-specific international program allows to distinguish the efficiency of a carbon management plan based on 4 accreditation levels.

Level 1: the carbon imprint is verified by emission measurements realised under direct control of the airport (emission sources scope 1 and 2 of the GhG Protocol). The airport also has to show the management's commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

Level 2 : in addition to the requirements for level1, this level requires the creation of a carbon management plan including a fixed aim for the reduction of emissions. The airport has to proof that the category 1 and 2 emissions have been reduced, based on an average emission value for three years.

Level 3 : in addition to the requirements for level 2, the airport ha to proof that it has implemented a carbon management plan involving the stakeholders and that scope 3 carbon emissions have also been taken into consideration.

Level 3+ : in addition to the requirements for level 3, the airport has to achieve carbon neutrality for emission sources directly under its control (scopes 1 and 2).

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