Wednesday 18 March 2020

Southampton Airport flies high with carbon reduction award

Southampton Airport flies high with carbon reduction award

Southampton Airport has been awarded with the Airports Council International's Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 2 after cutting carbon dioxide emissions per passenger by over 50% between 2015 and 2018.

This is equivalent of 1,250 metric tonnes per year and was achieved despite significant passenger growth.

The climate certification recognises the airport's efforts to minimise its carbon footprint, inlcuding the early adaptation of LED lighting, 100% green electricity purchases andthe  offer of free electric car charging in its car parks.

Anna Wyse, Southampton Airport’s Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said: “I am delighted Southampton Airport has achieved ACA Level 2. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in every way possible and are actively exploring a range of new technologies that will further reduce emissions from our operations.

“I am expecting a further fall in our emissions when the 2019 carbon footprint is published. We also hope now to press ahead and achieve carbon neutral status as soon as possible, ahead of our 2030 target.”

"We have implemented Fixed Electrical Ground Power and are looking forward to our new fleet of electric buses being delivered later this year and further electrification of airport ground vehicles. Southampton Airport is committed to be net zero by 2050 at the latest, but we are confident we can go beyond this much quicker with some of the projects we have in the pipeline.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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