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Cardiff Airport wins environmental initiative award

Cardiff Airport has scooped an environmental initiative award for its environmental achievements; which include being named a zero waste to landfill organisation and its recent fuel efficiency programmes.

The award ceremony, which took place at the Hilton Metropole in London, saw Cardiff Airport beat other airports including Heathrow Airport and Fibresands International Airport to be named as the category winner. The prestigious event is an important date for aviation professionals and it aims to open up the conversation about the successes and key developments of airports across the United Kingdom.

The judges were looking for successful delivery of an initiative that has shown positive environmental benefits and improvements. The winning airport also had to prove that work in the local area contributed to the airport and met environmental policy.

Debra Barber, managing director at Cardiff Airport, who accepted the award on the airport’s behalf said:

“I feel incredibly proud of our team. To be recognised by the AOA above one of the UK’s leading Airports for our environmental achievements is a real testament to the commitment of the entire staff. There is a real passion here to go above and beyond regulatory compliance, as a team we’re committed to sustainability and delivering quality, but our work is far from over. Looking ahead, we’re aiming to gain BS 8555 accreditation by 2016 and to progressively reduce our CO2 emissions through the introduction of more energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems.”

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