Founded in 1916, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the biggest and busiest airport in the Netherlands, located just 14km outside Amsterdam. It is also a popular international hub for passengers, airlines, and logistics service providers in Europe. One of Schiphol’s corporate key performance indicators is to reach zero-emissions by 2030.
Fuel Carbon Offsets
Schiphol was looking for a partner to deliver an energy management program that prioritized sustainability and carbon reduction. Specifically, Schiphol sought assistance in becoming carbon neutral in order to reach the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 3+ status – a valuable public recognition of carbon reduction achievements.
World Kinect provided detailed project analyses for a range of fuel carbon offset programs, all focusing on environmental integrity and social co-benefits. All were Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, certified as Gold Standard, fulfilling the criteria of ACA level 3+ accreditation.
World Kinect Solution
As a source of carbon offset credits, World Kinect recommended a series of innovative environmental projects that reduce GHG emissions through utilizing technologies such as efficient lighting, biogas, methane from landfills, small solar (off-grid), small hydro (run-of-river), geothermal, biomass, and even cook stove options.
Schiphol purchased the carbon offsets from a Gold Standard solar project in India.
World Kinect provided the monitoring report, the project design document, the host country approval letter, the Gold Standard Certificate, and the Carbon Neutrality certificate to Schiphol.
World Kinect meets with the Schiphol team on a monthly basis to discuss ways to maintain and improve its energy purchase strategy, and to provide advisory services to ensure Schiphol’s carbon footprint continuous to be carbon neutral.
Schiphol achieved carbon neutral fuel operations (Scope 1) and was recognized by the Airport Council International Europe with the Eco-Innovation Award because of their integrated sustainability approach that features CO2-neutral operations, circular economy principles, and the use of renewable energy.
CARBON NEUTRAL FUEL THROUGH GOLD STANDARD CARBON OFFSETS
LEVEL 3+ AIRPORT CARBON ACCREDITATION
Royal Schiphol Group is climate-neutral in its activities by offsetting its emissions and is transitioning towards becoming a zero-emission organization. We regard offsets as an interim solution until viable zero-emission alternatives become available. Our zero-emission 2030 goal does not include any offsets – our goal is zero emissions.
SUSTAINING YOUR WORLD ROADMAP
Carried out an extensive procurement process analysing many suppliers to improve all aspects of the contract, in addition to the renewable electricity element. This included contract conditions that made trading terms more transparent, leading to a significant reduction in transaction costs.