Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has turned to air transport IT provider SITA to improve its carbon emissions tracking capability.            

As part of the contract, SITA will offer a carbon management platform that will monitor carbon emissions data across the airport environment.

Slated to be implemented completely later this year, the platform will gather and aggregate data on carbon emissions from different sources within the airport.

This will cover scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, comprising data from 29 participating business partners across the airport value chain, including ground handling, aircraft maintenance, air cargo logistics, and catering.

According to the technology firm, the platform will deliver precise, clear, and customisable visualisations of data, helping improve efficiency in HKIA’s carbon reporting initiatives.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) sustainability general manager Peter Lee said: “We are committed to achieving the HKIA 2050 Net Zero Carbon Pledge with our business partners.

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“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.

“We are pleased to have found a partner in SITA for this project, who have a firm understanding of the complexities of the airport environment and the ability to tailor their solution to suit our needs.”

HKIA, which is the world’s busiest airport for cargo, has set a 2050 target to attain its net zero carbon emissions goal. It aims to reach a 55% absolute emissions reduction by 2035.

In collaboration with business partners, the airport sets carbon reduction objectives and implements airport-wide carbon reduction measures.

Last month, Germany’s Frankfurt Airport joined forces with SITA and NEC to provide a biometric passenger processing solution across all its terminals.