Heathrow Airport awarded Carbon Trust award
Fri, 17 Sep, 2010
London's Heathrow Airport has received a prestigious award for its commitment to environmental issues over the past few years.
The Carbon Trust Standard is awarded to organisations which demonstrate substantial efforts to address the impact they have on climate change and some of its 350 awardees include Asda Stores and Aviva.
Heathrow Airport became one of the latest recipients following improvements to its carbon efficiency of nearly 12 per cent.
Chief executive of the airport's owner BAA Colin Mathews welcomed the award and acknowledged the hard work Heathrow had put in, claiming there was no "silver bullet" to improve carbon efficiency.
"This is the first step on a long road to helping the government meet the strict environmental targets which also form a core part of Heathrow's strategy," he said.
Reducing the carbon footprint of the airport was a complex issue and head of environment for British Airways Jonathon Counsell also praised Heathrow staff, stating the reductions were only possible through their hard work.