Gatwick's Carbon Trust Standard
Gatwick has been awarded its second Carbon Trust Standard certification after a rigorous assessment, demonstrating a reduction in operational carbon emissions.
The airport has reduced its carbon footprint by six per cent based on tonnes of carbon emissions per million passengers. Initiatives that helped achieve this include an upgrade of the building management system and the installation of energy-efficient and motion-sensitive lighting and a ‘free cooling’ system in the North Terminal Energy Centre.
Reducing carbon emissions is a top priority for Gatwick Airport, as outlined in the airport’s Decade of Change strategy.
James Colman, Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, said: “I am delighted that we have retained the Carbon Trust Standard, demonstrating our year-on-year reduction in carbon emissions.
“The Carbon Trust Standard is testimony to our continued commitment to reducing our carbon footprint – it’s an important and independent benchmark that shows how seriously we take our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and move towards a more sustainable operation.”
“Gatwick Airport has demonstrated that continued focus on initiatives to cut energy use also delivers carbon reduction and significant environmental benefits. The focus on implementing energy efficient technologies has enabled Gatwick to continue to make reductions to its per-passenger carbon footprint, which is a great achievement,” said the Carbon Trust’s Darran Messem
The Carbon Trust is an independent company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations for real carbon reduction and was developed in consultation with the private and public sector, drawing upon the Carbon Trust’s experience of working with businesses to implement carbon management strategies and international standards.