"We were extremely proud to achieve ISO14001 status back in 2005 and maintaining the certification has only been possible by continually striving to improve all aspects of our performance," said BAA Stansted's Head of Environment, Andy Jefferson.
"Our environmental management is critical to the sustainability of our business and is an issue we take extremely seriously. The assessment involved close inspection of various aspects of the operation and I'd like to say a big thank you to all the individuals and companies based at Stansted who work hard to improve their own performances, which directly impacts on the overall performance of our wider airport community.
"We are fully committed to maintaining high standards of environmental management at Stansted, and recent successes include the introduction of bio-mass technology into the terminal extension and our work to improve the energy performance of FEGP (fixed electrical ground power) for parked aircraft. We're also extremely proud of our leading position as the No.1 UK airport for the percentage of passengers using public transport."
For further information on how Stansted Airport manages its environmental performance visit www.stanstediairport.com/corporateresponsibility
Notes to editors:
- ISO14001 was awarded to Stansted in 2005 following a fourteen month assessment programme
- Re-certification to 2011 is subject to annual audit to ensure standards are maintained
Stansted is the largest UK airport to have attained ISO14001 status for environmental management
- The recent £50million extension to Stansted's terminal building will be carbon neutral following installation of a biomass heating boiler. An initiative recognised by DEFRA who awarded a grant of around £250,000 under its prestigious Bio Energy Capital Grants Scheme in July 2007.