SITA will provide a carbon management platform for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to monitor data on carbon emissions across the airport environment, helping to track key performance indicators as the airport progresses towards its net zero carbon goal.
The platform will be fully deployed by summer this year and will comprise collection and aggregation of carbon emissions data from 29 participating business partners across the airport value chain, overseeing services such as ground handling, aircraft maintenance, air cargo logistics, and catering. It will provide accurate, clear, and customisable visualisations of this data, allowing HKIA greater efficiency and precision in its carbon reporting efforts.
In 2012, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) pledged to make HKIA the world’s greenest airport, reinforcing this goal in 2021 with the announcement of its 2050 Net Zero Carbon Pledge, a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a midpoint target of a 55 per cent absolute emissions reduction by 2035 (from a 2018 baseline).
HKIA has adopted an airport-wide approach for carbon management, working collaboratively with business partners to set carbon reduction targets and implement measures to accelerate airport-wide carbon reduction. While HKIA already has an online emissions tracking system, it does not unify emissions data collected from the many sources active in the airport environment, requiring more time-consuming manual processes.
SITA’s solution allows the tracking of emissions data alongside key performance indicators towards HKIA’s Net Zero Carbon Pledge. The dashboard interface facilitates carbon performance tracking, and monitors individual emissions sources against specific targets.
Having all available data in one place supports HKIA in aligning its carbon reporting to government and industry measurement standards such as ISO and complying with Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for which mapping of greenhouse gas emissions is key.
“The development of this new carbon management system will provide comprehensive, accurate carbon emissions tracking against the long-term target for both AAHK and each of our pledged business partners, and serves as a foundation for transparent reporting,” said Peter Lee, general manager, sustainability, AAHK.
SITA’s president for Asia-Pacific, Sumesh Patel, commented: “We applaud HKIA’s proactive efforts towards a net zero goal, and we are proud to apply our expertise and familiarity with HKIA’s operating environment to support its sustainability goals with a precise, customisable, and efficient solution.”