Stansted Airport receives prestigious environmental award
Wed, 13 Oct, 2010
London's Stansted Airport has received a prestigious award in recognition of its environmental work.
The airport was granted the renowned Carbon Trust Standard after it reduced carbon emissions produced by its vehicles and buildings by almost two per cent from January 2007 until December 2009.
As part of the work, Stansted Airport introduced a range of changes to the way it operates including the installation of biomass technology, trialling single engine taxiing and installing low-energy lighting on its airfield.
Head of health, safety and environment at the airport Dr Andy Jefferson expressed his pride at the award and reiterated the airport's commitment to achieving further carbon reductions.
"We've set a challenging target to reduce 2010 levels by five per cent," he said. "I'm delighted to report we're making fantastic progress and are well on track to achieve this goal."
Last month, Heathrow Airport was also awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after improving its carbon efficiency by almost 12 per cent.