TAG Farnborough Airport achieves international environment standard
16th November 2015 by TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport today announced that it has been certified to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard for its commitment to environmental management. Miles Thomas and Holly Reeves from the airport’s Environment Management team were presented with the certificate by Allyson Lewis and Luke Lambourne from SGS, an independent auditing body, on 13 November 2015. ISO 14001 is an international standard that sets out requirements for an effective environment management system. It is designed to help businesses, including airports, evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their operations.
“Developing the airport responsibly has always been important to us. We are pleased to have achieved this internationally recognised certification for the environment management system we have developed and implemented,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport.
“This accomplishment demonstrates that managing environmental issues is an integral part of our business operation. We are committed to working with our staff, tenants, suppliers and the local community with a view to continually improve environmental performance at TAG Farnborough Airport”, he added.
“We are delighted to award the ISO 14001 standard to TAG Farnborough Airport”, said Allyson Lewis, South East Regional Manager at SGS UK. “Throughout the process, they have dedicated themselves fantastically and, with their continuous improvement plans now in place, we expect this to act as a strong foundation moving forward.”
The airport has introduced a number of environmental initiatives such as improving energy efficiency through investment in lighting and renewable technology, minimising waste to landfill, managing noise in the community and further reducing CO2 emissions through sustainable staff commuting.
TAG Farnborough Airport is also part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, which was launched in 2009 by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. This independent programme recognises airports’ efforts to manage and reduce carbon emissions. The ‘Optimisation’ level awarded to TAG Farnborough Airport is the third of four levels of accreditation – ‘Mapping’, ‘Reduction’, ‘Optimisation’ and ‘Neutrality’ – which measure the step-by-step process towards comprehensive carbon management and carbon neutrality. As one of only four airports in the UK to reach the third level, it is on target to become one of the UK’s first ‘Neutrality’ accredited airports.