Business aviation airport TAG Farnborough Airport has been named the winner in the Energy and Carbon Transition category at the newly launched IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019.
The award recognises the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management, with the wider Awards aimed at acknowledging people and businesses that are transforming the world towards sustainability.
“This award represents another important milestone in our ongoing energy efficiency and carbon reduction efforts,” said Miles Thomas, Environment Manager at TAG Farnborough Airport.
“TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to developing its business in a responsible and sustainable way through the comprehensive management of our environmental impact.”
Winners at IEMA, the largest professional body for environmental practitioners in the UK and worldwide, are selected by a panel of judges featuring leading authorities in the environment and sustainability sector.
In 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport became the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and since then has continued to make further reductions in its carbon footprint, with a confirmed offset totalling 1,605 tonnes of carbon emissions for the last year.
Over the past five years alone, TAG Farnborough Airport has invested more than £1 million into energy efficiency projects, such as a complete upgrade to LED lighting, and in 2018 committed to 100 per cent renewable energy supply through OFGEM’s REGO scheme (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin).
As a result of these projects, the overall reduction in carbon emissions over which the airport has direct control now stands at 73 per cent.