Achieving our Climate targets of 51% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050 is a key priority for our business. We have embarked on an ambitious programme of work to implement resource efficiency and circularity across all aspects of our business.
We are actively working towards the achivement of our climate action targets of a 51% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050. Our multi-annual programme of work includes the implementation of an energy management system, energy efficiency measures, building upgrades, fleet transition to EV and on-site renewable energy generation.
The Shannon Airport Group achieved circa 40% reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions in 2022 over a 2016-2018 baseline.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only global, airport-specific carbon standard, and it is widely adopted by airports internationally. Shannon Airport has achieved Level 2 certification following the mapping of its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and the implementation of a carbon reduction plan. We are currently working towards Level 3 accreditation.FIND OUT MORE
We are working to implement efficient resource management in line with circular economy principles, including measures to reduce waste at source and increase recycling across our airport operations and construction activities. We have achieved over 98% diversion form landfill on our demolition projects reusing material onsite where possible. We are actively working to achieve more circular outcomes on our construction projects through the consideration of the full life cycle of our buildings at the design stage.
Shannon Airport has completed a full upgrade to energy efficient LED lighting across the terminal building, offices, car parks and airside. This project followed an LED upgrade of all runway lighting and external lighting in our business parks. To date over 6000 lights have been upgraded to LED resulting in an approximate 66% reduction in energy consumed in lighting.FIND OUT MORE
As part of our decarbonisation plan we are transitioning to electric vehicles across our fleet, including the first electric medical response vehicle in Ireland. We are on track to exceed our target to transition 50% of all eligible vehicles within our fleet to electric by the end of 2024.FIND OUT MORE