Fantastic news from the environment department as the airport’s Environment Management System (EMS) was accredited by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) with an all-important ISO14001 following a successful three day audit.
Auditors praised the airport for its “genuine commitment” and noted that “the senior management team are very much committed to maintaining its environmental management system and also on-going improvement”.
Since 2013 passenger carbon emissions have decreased by 12% per passenger and by 2018 it is expected that this will rise to a 20% reduction in line with the airport’s commitment to 2020 carbon objective – the European Commission’s 2020 climate and energy package target to save 20% of CO2 per passenger by 2020.
The Environment department has also made a lot of progress in waste management lately. Recycling rates have risen from 20% in 2013 to 69% today.
The airport is also proud to be a “zero landfill” company, meaning that any materials that can’t be recycled are instead used to generate electricity.