Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Gatwick has just become the first airport to achieve a Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust – the airport announced today – as it published its annual Decade of Change report, which monitors its progress against ten sustainability targets.
The new Carbon Trust standard was established to provide a robust framework for verifying zero waste to landfill claims and recognises Gatwick for actively diverting its non-hazardous waste streams from landfill. Gatwick does this through a combination of:
Innovations helping Gatwick to grow sustainably, include installing 100% LED lights on the runway to improve energy efficiency, saving one million litres of water last year in the airport’s valet parking car wash, and introducing financial incentives for airlines that use quieter aircraft.
Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive, Gatwick Airport, said:
“As an airport we recognise the importance of a sustainable operation which is why exceeding our ambitious environmental and community-focused targets has been a priority for us ever since new ownership in 2009.
“I would like to thank every member of staff and our wider Gatwick Family who have all helped us to achieve both our targets and also secure four Carbon Trust standards and carbon neutral status.
“We will continue to strive to improve our sustainability performance even further and will be announcing some more exciting initiatives in coming months.”
Hugh Jones, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Business Services, said:
“Over the past two years Gatwick has made impressive progress on environmental performance to retain triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for continuing to reduce carbon emissions, water use and waste output.
“We are also delighted to be able to recognise its achievement of zero waste to landfill status for the first time. Gatwick is setting an excellent example, showing how a business can improve its operational efficiency and its environmental results at the same time, as well as encouraging higher levels of action elsewhere by positively influencing other companies that operate at the airport site.”
Olivier Jankovec, Director General, Airports Council International Europe said:
“I warmly congratulate Gatwick on its ongoing sustainability drive. It was the first London airport to become Airport Carbon Accredited as carbon neutral and Stewart and his team have remained motivated to make further efficiencies, clearly embracing climate action as part of the company culture. Their 3 year renewal at the highest level of the Airport Carbon Accreditation, combined with their 360° strategy to lower their broader environmental impact is something that other airports and companies beyond air transport can learn from.”
Source:- Gatwick Airport
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