East Midlands UK First

East Midlands Airport (EMA) has become the first UK airport to reach its target of carbon neutral ground operations.
The Manchester Airports Groups (MAG) -owned airport first made the commitment in 2006 and has implemented an extensive programme of carbon reduction, investing more than £4 million in projects over the last six years.
In 2011, carbon emissions decreased by 3,578 tonnes through energy reduction and the introduction of renewable energy, meaning that EMA is now in its first financial year of carbon neutral operations.
Neil Robinson, MAG’s Corporate Affairs Director, said:  “It is a considerable achievement and the result of a lot of hard work by an extremely dedicated team.
“[The] announcement is the strongest possible proof that we have gone farther than any other airport in the UK and we’re looking forward to sharing our experience across the industry to reduce carbon emissions.”  (EMA)