TAG Farnborough awarded carbon accreditation
TAG Farnborough Airport in the UK has been awarded Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Reduction’ level for the second consecutive year, reflecting a cut in carbon emissions under the airport’s direct control, between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2011.
The ‘Reduction’ level awarded to TAG Farnborough Airport for 2012/2013 is one of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, Reduction’, Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality” – which measure the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon managment and carbon neutrality.
“We are pleased to achieve a continued reduction in our carbon footprint and are on target to achieve our goal of Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Neutrality’ level by 2019,” said Miles Thomas, environment manager at TAG Farnborough Airport. “We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the airport through further investment in energy efficient technology as well as working with staff across the site on the thoughtful use of energy.”
In 2009, the airport published its ‘Sustainability Charter’ outlining its carbon reduction strategy and achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation at the ‘Mapping’ level later that same year.
Olivier Jankovec, director general of ACI Europe said: “It’s great to see an airport like TAG Farnborough working so hard to reduce its own CO2 emissions. They are an excellent example of how seriously environmental efficiency is being taken by airports of all sizes here in Europe. I congratulate TAG Farnborough on becoming Airport Carbon Accredited at the ‘Reduction’ level of the programme for the second year in a row and we look forward to following their progress in the next stages of their ambitious, proactive environmental strategy.”