The commitments of our Airport Carbon Accreditation partners

The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program, in addition to estimating overall emissions generated by activities at an airport, allows for the promotion of environmental commitments put in place by companies working there.

It is essential that each service be committed to environmental respect if we are to see a concrete reduction in our impact: airlines and helicopter services, handling services, freight operators, retail and food service, car rental services, cleaning companies, refuelling services, administration, as well as security companies, are all partners in the program.

In total, 36 companies participate in the assessment of greenhouse gases at the airport and in their reduction through the Environmental Partner Club.

Here are some examples of targets set by our partner companies, both large and small.


Delta Air Lines has been engaged in the battle against climate change for many years. One of their main efforts is the reduction of fuel consumption by working to make aircraft more energy-efficient, in particular by limiting the amount of weight transported.

As a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Delta is voluntarily aiming to reduce the amount of fuel necessary to transport passengers and goods by 1.5% each year between now and 2020.

Vehicle renters

Vehicle rental companies are also committed to protecting the environment by applying environmental regulations as concerns airborne emissions from their vehicles.

Certain companies go further, such as Europcar, which is committed to reducing emissions through improvement plans and by creating rental options for innovative and environmentally friendly vehicles. This has allowed them to achieve an average fleet pollution that is 24% lower than the French national average.

Cargo operators

The board at DHL has defined reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fighting climate change as their main objective. To this end, they have created the GO Green program, which takes other environmental factors such as waste management, biodiversity, etc., into account as well.ementaux tels que la gestion des déchets, la biodiversité, etc.

One of their main targets as concerns atmospheric pollution is a 30% reduction in their carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2007. Listed below are several actions recently implemented locally at Nice:

  • Delivery to Nice city centre using scooters and two electric vehicles.
  • Sorting used printer cartridges to enable them to be recycled.
  • Awareness campaigns on eco-friendly everyday actions.
  • Replacement of vehicles in their delivery fleet by a Mercedes Sprinter Euro 6 equipped with an AdBlue reservoir, which helps reduce nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions.
  • Collection of used batteries within the agency.

Shops & Restaurants

Shops and restaurants occupy more than 20,000 m² on the site. Lagardère Retail France is one of the main service providers for retail and food service at the airport.

Lagardère Travel Retail has set a number of ambitious goals for reducing energy consumption at sales points, reducing waste and non-reusable plastic bags, as well as increasing local sourcing for all food outlets. Optimisation of logistic flows is another potential area of greenhouse gas reduction.

In addition, Lagardère is fighting against food waste and is committed to reducing waste by 50% by 2025. This target is primarily based on the optimisation of stock management, and the transformation and recovery of wastage.

Helicopter companies 

Helicopter companies such as Héli Air Monaco are equally engaged in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by applying environmentally friendly flight procedures, and by promoting awareness among staff on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Héli Air Monaco has implemented many other efforts to reduce emissions, such as changing their fleet of vehicles powered by combustion engines for electric vehicles, replacing lights with LEDs, etc.