Carbon Trust Standard For Birmingham

Birmingham International Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of its achievement in reducing carbon-based emissions by 4% over a three-year period from April 2006.  This has been achieved against a background of increasing passenger growth and expansion in airport facilities.
The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s first carbon award that requires an organisation to measure, manage and reduce its carbon footprint and actually make real reductions year-on-year.  Unlike other award schemes, organisations are rewarded for actions they have taken to cut carbon across their own operations.
Despite the considerable growth in passengers and expansion at the airport over the last few years, the reduction in carbon has been achieved through investing in new technologies, changing procedures and improving staff awareness, which has led to positive changes in behaviour.
Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO, said: “We know that businesses are responsible for around half of the UK’s carbon consumption, and although we’re by no means the largest consumer, our monthly electricity usage is equivalent to that of the annual consumption of over 700 homes.  We’re therefore delighted to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard, which is a great way of showing that we are moving in the right direction.
Birmingham Airport is amongst just 125 other companies and only the second UK airport to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard.