Heathrow Airport receives environmental award
Mon, 18 Oct, 2010
London's Heathrow Airport has received a prestigious award for its environmental work.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme, which is an industry-wide programme to reduce the environmental impact of air travel, has rated Heathrow Airport at Level 3 'optimisation', one of the highest performance levels.
Chief executive of BAA Colin Matthews expressed his delight at receiving the award and promoted the hard work of staff at the airport.
"This accreditation is an important milestone as we seek to make every journey better. Real improvements can be made through investment and joint working," he said.
The award for Heathrow Airport comes after three years of working jointly across airport operations such as air traffic control, baggage handlers and airlines.
A number of steps have been taken to improve energy efficiency, including cutting waste and using biomass to 'green' the airport's energy supply.
Last month, Heathrow Airport received the renowned Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its energy savings over the past three years.