Gatwick has become one of the few organisations in the UK to be awarded triple certification to Carbon Trust Standard for reducing carbon emissions and water use, and improving waste management
The Carbon Trust Standard is a world-renowned independent award recognising an organisation’s practical achievements in improving environmental sustainability. The Carbon Trust has awarded Gatwick three separate certifications for:
Reducing CO2 year-on-year: Gatwick achieved the highest percentage reduction in absolute CO2 emissions in the transportation sector during the two-year certification period. In 2014-15, Gatwick cut absolute CO2 by 10 percent, and CO2 per passenger by 20 percent, compared to 2012-13.
Reducing water year-on-year: Gatwick achieved a significant reduction in water intensity in 2014-15, as well as ranking in the top 5 percent of UK organisations in a qualitative assessment of water management policies and practice. Gatwick has cut water use per passenger by 9.1 percent compared with 2012-13.
Improving waste management: Gatwick achieved a significant improvement in waste recycling, reuse and recovery, scoring in the top 15% of UK organisations in a qualitative assessment of waste management policies and practice. Gatwick increased recycling and reuse rates to 49 percent in 2015, up from 40 percent the previous year, at the same time as increasing energy recovered from waste from 40 percent to 47 percent.
Some of the measures put in place by Gatwick to help achieve these standards included: