London Stansted Airport has retained its three industry standards for environmental and safety management (the Carbon Trust Standard, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001) following rigorous independent assessment, re-affirming the airport’s commitment to good health and safety practice and environmental management.
Stansted reduced its organisational emissions by 5% across 2010 and 2011, which equates to 2,600 tonnes of CO2, compared to 2009 when Stansted was first assessed for the Carbon Trust Standard. This represents a saving in excess of £31,000 in Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme allowances.
“I know I speak on behalf of everyone involved in these areas of the business when I say that we are delighted to retain all three of these highly regarded credentials, which now set the benchmarks for management of our carbon footprint, environmental impacts and health and safety performance,” said Kathy Morrissey, environment manager for Stansted Airport.
“Improved performance in each of these areas in 2011, noted during the independent assessments, demonstrates that we are not complacent but focused on exploring new technologies, driving forward initiatives to improve performance and I have every confidence that we will deliver improved results in each area by the end of this year.”
Darran Messem, managing director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, added, “Stansted Airport has managed to achieve an impressive 5% reduction in CO2 and equivalent emissions to recertify to the Carbon Trust Standard and demonstrated that continued focus on initiatives to deliver carbon reductions also delivers significant environmental benefits and cost reduction.”
Projects currently underway for 2012 to improve efficiency include:
• Major review of electricity and gas metering to identify areas requiring upgradeâ€¨
• Incorporating energy efficiency targets into capital projectsâ€¨
• Investment in additional light sensors and controls throughout the terminal building.