Stansted Airport celebrates environmental accreditation
Thu, 20 Nov, 2008
London Stansted Airport is celebrating the renewal of a prestigious environmental accreditation.
The hub saw its IS014001 certificate certified until October 2011 following an audit by ERM Certification and Verification Services, which checked a number of cases of its environmental practices.
This means that it is the biggest airport in the UK to hold the certificate, which it originally obtained in 2005.
Head of environment Andy Jefferson said the renewal happened because of increased efforts to improve London Stansted's green credentials.
"Our environmental management is critical to the sustainability of our business and is an issue we take extremely seriously," he commented.
London Stansted Airport is located about 30 miles north-east of London and is the UK's third busiest airport after Heathrow and Gatwick.
It saw some 24 million passengers in the 12 months to October 2007.
An extra runway and terminal, set to open in 2015, was recently approved for the hub by government officials.