Muscat International Airport, managed by the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC), has achieved Level 1, Mapping of Airport Carbon Accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI) for its development in carbon emission mapping. The accreditation is the only internationally approved standard for managing global airport carbon emissions.
"We believe in our environmental responsibility and we are committed to addressing climate change within the context of our strategy," said Mr Salim bin Ali Al-Harthi, HSE Senior Manager in OAMC. "We will develop a sustainable future for our airports by effectively managing the environmental impacts of our operations, in line with the Ninth Five-Year Plan of the Government of the Sultanate, under the wise leadership of the Sultan," he stated.
"The Oman Airports Management Company has unveiled its five-year plan, which focuses on key performance indicators on two main axes: energy management and climate change," Al-Harthi added.
Salim Al-Harthi went on to say "the mapping of the carbon footprint helps us improve energy demand management through modern technology, enabling us to continuously improve operational practices and consider further investments in low-carbon generation," stressing that the company is working side by side with the International Council of Airports to develop and implement a plan to manage emissions reduction aimed at assessing emissions and minimizing emissions, as well as mitigating them with the direct assistance of the council responsible for airport assessment, reduction and mitigation of emissions.
Al-Harthi rounded off by saying "the company`s long-term goal is to achieve natural carbon emissions under its direct control."
The ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Program consists of four levels: mapping, reduction, optimization, Neutrality. This accreditation was independently verified to apply to all services under the direct control of the airport, which include passenger landing stations, parking lots, airport roads, lighting, office and water drainage system.