Bristol Airport Awarded Carbon Trust Standard

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Bristol Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action to measure, manage and reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 4 per cent.

Wind turbine at Bristol Airport

This demonstrates how seriously we take our environmental responsibilities, and underlines the effectiveness of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions over the last 12 months.

Bristol Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action to measure, manage and reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 4 per cent.

The Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations for real carbon reduction. Based on rigorous, independent assessment, it certifies that organisations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across their own operations and are committed to reducing them year on year.

Alan Davies, Planning and Environment Director at Bristol Airport, said:

“We are delighted to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard. This demonstrates how seriously we take our environmental responsibilities, and underlines the effectiveness of our efforts to reduce carbon emissions over the last 12 months.

“Most importantly, we must continue to reduce emissions year on year in order to maintain accreditation, providing further incentive for environmental management to remain a top priority.”

Harry Morrison, General Manager, the Carbon Trust Standard, said:

“Being certified with the Carbon Trust Standard is proof that an organisation has taken genuine action to reduce its impact on climate change. We congratulate Bristol Airport on this achievement.”

A team of environmental champions has been formed, with representatives drawn from key departments across Bristol Airport, to support the objective to reduce emissions by five per cent per annum.

Initiatives which helped successfully lower carbon emissions include the introduction of motion sensitive lighting; new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in the terminal; and reduced coach movements as a result of the construction of a new western walkway. Further use of wind power (following the installation of a 20m high vertical axis turbine in December 2010) and a bio-mass generator form part of future development plans.

For further information please contact:
Jacqui Mills, 01275 473615 or 07712 792915
James Gore, 01275 475447 or 07717 896315

Notes to editors

The Carbon Trust Standard

  •     More than 500 organisations have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard since it was launched in June 2008.
  •     Collectively, the 500+ Carbon Trust Standard holders have cut their emissions by 3.6m tonnes of CO2e. The 500 Carbon Trust Standard achievers have also cut their gas, electricity and fuel bills by over £165m.
  •     To date, the total carbon footprint certified by the Carbon Trust Standard is over 43 million tonnes of CO2e; equivalent to nearly 18% of the total carbon footprint of UK businesses and transport.
  •     All businesses and organisations, both in the UK and internationally, are eligible to apply for the Carbon Trust Standard including FTSEs, mid caps, SMEs and public sector organisations. Organisations that are awarded the Carbon Trust Standard hold it for a two year period and to maintain the certification they must reapply and demonstrate that they have continued to make year-on-year reductions in their carbon emissions.
  •     Organisations wanting information about getting the Carbon Trust Standard can call: 0800 019 1443 or visit http://www.carbontruststandard.com.
  •     Organisations that are certified with the Carbon Trust Standard are listed at http://www.carbontruststandard.com/pages/current-standard-bearers

For further information or interviews on the Carbon Trust Standard, please contact Sara Downey on 020 7592 1200 or ctstandard(at)brands2life(dot)com

About the Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, providing specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to key UK goals of lower carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and associated jobs.
We help to cut carbon emissions now by

  •     Providing specialist advice and finance to help organisations cut carbon
  •     Setting standards for carbon reduction

We reduce potential future carbon emissions by

  •     Opening markets for low carbon technologies
  •     Leading industry collaborations to commercialise technologies
  •     Investing in early stage low carbon companies

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