East Midlands Airport strives for carbon neutrality 13th January, 2012 Thomas Ridgley
ISO14001 certification has been awarded to the East Midlands Airport for the third time as the management aim to make all of the airport’s ground operations carbon neutral by the end of 2012.
The airport was the first in the UK to receive ISO14001certification in 2002, a scheme which recognises businesses that are minimising their impact on the environment through an Environmental Management System (EMS).
A number of measures have been put into place by the airport on its path to carbon neutrality including planting large amounts of trees, building low carbon buildings including the UK’s greenest hotel and testing emissions from vehicles.
Neil Robinson, the Director of Sustainability at the East Midlands Airport said: “Our commitment to being carbon neutral is almost now a reality and we are particularly proud of our achievements to date. We are looking forward to this year and the pleasure of announcing that we are carbon neutral.”
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