Here you will find the various commitments made and actions undertaken by Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport and VINCI Airports to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions.

L’Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)

Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutional carbon management certification programme for airports, with results that are subject to measurement. The voluntary ACA programme is run by Airport Council International (ACI). It recognises and accredits airport initiatives to manage and reduce carbon emissions, taking into account the site's operational activities, with a system of six levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.
In 2022, Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport obtained level 3 ACA certification, following on from its previous ACA certifications obtained since 2015.
This new accreditation is in line with the environmental policy implemented by VINCI Airports and rolled out across the network's airports (see below), and with the gradual decarbonisation of the Isère hub by sanctioning several optimisations :

  • Reducing electricity consumption by installing LED lighting on the platform (almost 400 LEDs in total), particularly in the terminal and passenger car park. 
  • The installation of an airside electric charging point for electric aircraft by the Département de la Savoie.
  • Involvement of hub users in monitoring their electricity, gas and ramp vehicle consumption.

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L’Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)

ISO 14011 certification

Since 2019, Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport has been ISO 14001 certified by an external body. The certification was last renewed in 2022.

Protecting biodiversity

As part of its commitment to protecting the environment, Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport has installed 3 beehives on site, in partnership with the Union nationale de l'apiculture française (UNAF). Each year, the honey produced by the bees is bottled and distributed to airport employees.

This attention to biodiversity is also reflected in the differentiated management of green spaces, favouring late mowing to preserve the ecosystems present on site.

Finally, preserving biodiversity also means disseminating knowledge and raising awareness among the general public and employees. With this in mind, a travelling exhibition on biodiversity, in particular the bird species present at the French airport sites in the VINCI Airports network (e.g. Skylark, Whimbrel, Goldfinch), was held at Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport in 2022.

La protection de la biodiversité

VINCI Airports' commitments

Since 2016, VINCI Airports has initiated a proactive environmental approach across its entire network of airports worldwide and is a committed player in meeting the challenge of decarbonisation.
VINCI Airports' environmental policy focuses on three major areas :

  • Reducing carbon emissions 
  • Saving energy 
  • Preserving biodiversity and natural resources

The ambition for 2030  : 

For European airports, to achieve zero net emissions from their own operations through :
  • Actions to reduce our emissions within the scope of airport activities (energy-efficient renovation of infrastructure, LED relamping, electric runway equipment, etc.);
  • Offsetting residual emissions through carbon sink projects;
  • Halving water consumption;
  • Achieving zero landfill waste through recycling and material recovery;
  • Promoting and preserving biodiversity;
  • Certify all airports ISO 14001.

This global and ambitious approach has already resulted in a 44% reduction in gross CO² emissions between 2018 and 2022.

The airport's environmental policy

La politique environnementale de l’aéroport