TAG Farnborough Airport honoured at IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019

24th September 2019


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TAG Farnborough Airport has been named the winner in the Energy and Carbon Transition category at the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019.

In 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport became the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve carbon neutrality, and has continued to make further substantial reductions in its carbon footprint, with an offset totalling 1,605 tonnes of emissions for the last year.

Over the past five years, the airport has invested more than £1m into energy efficiency projects, such as a complete upgrade to LED lighting, and committed to 100% renewable energy supply through OFGEM's Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme.

As a result of these projects, the overall reduction in carbon emissions over which the airport has direct control now stands at 73%.

The airport has also offset residual emissions through the planting of trees, both in the local area and overseas, and the installation of a solar power system at a local school.

Underscoring its more recent work, they hosted Fuelling the Future, – a sustainable alternative jet fuel initiative – in support of alternative fuels for use in the aviation industry.

Environment manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, Miles Thomas, said: “This award represents another important milestone in our ongoing energy efficiency and carbon reduction efforts.

“TAG Farnborough Airport is committed to developing its business in a responsible and sustainable way through the comprehensive management of our environmental impact.“

Keep an eye out for the October issue of TRANSFORM to see a full list of the winners, or visit our website on 7 October for a full report on the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards 2019.

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