Can an airport be green?

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The Carbon TrustCan an airport be green?

As the gateway to air transport, airports’ environmental standing can be adversely affected by their association with the aviation industry.

Airport operators are acutely aware of this and many are taking steps to limit their environmental impact, including their own operational carbon footprint. There’s a lot they can do, such as implementing energy efficiency measures, switching to green energy suppliers and investing in low-carbon vehicles. Some tactics are airport specific, such as reducing runway taxiing times.

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Carbon Trust Standard for Supply ChainBut in common with other leading organisations, airports are now looking at their supply chains with a view to extending carbon reduction techniques out to their key supply chain partners, to reduce their value chain emissions.

Register here to join us for a Breakfast Briefing on 30th November 2016 in central London when we will be looking at the business case for sustainability in your supply chain strategy and will be joined by Heathrow Airport, who talk about their own sustainability strategy and why they decided to extend it to incorporate their supply chain.

Airport people

We will also share insights from organisations such as Nationwide, the Co-op and Willmott Dixon, all of whom have certified their achievements to the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain.

The event will end with a panel discussion and networking sessions giving you the opportunity to put questions to the speakers and to discuss issues of interest with presenters and peers.

For more information about the event and to register, please click here.