As part of the visit he was given a tour of the airport's biomass boiler, shown how partnership working with airlines is helping to reduce emissions from aircraft on the ground and given a briefing on how Stansted is striving to improve even further on its re-cycling performance.
Speaking after the visit Dr Andy Jefferson, Head of Environment at Stansted Airport said:
"I'm delighted to be able to demonstrate to Mr Annand how we have been working together with our business partners at Stansted to achieve the excellent environment performance which lies behind our ability to maintain ISO14001 accreditation, an achievement we are extremely proud of.
"The introduction of the biomass boiler into our terminal extension made the development carbon neutral, and less than a year after installation we were thrilled to report that despite the increase in the size of the terminal building, we have reduced the airport's gas consumption by 15%.
"The partnership approach to working with our airlines has seen many great successes, namely an increase in single engine taxiing and use of fixed electrical ground power onto parked aircraft.
"I know that Hugh leaves us today better informed on the work that's undertaken at Stansted to reduce and manage the environmental impacts of the airports operations and the priority the business places in this field."