London Gatwick is the joint-fifth greenest airport in the UK, new research has revealed.
The research conducted by DriveElectric focused on the analysis of air quality and prevalence of low-emissions transport across the UK to reveal the most and least green areas.
London Gatwick airport secured a green airport score of 4.90 out of 10, with room for improvement but considerably further ahead of the other four London airports.
Travel pollution index showing the greenest airports in the UK. – Photo credit: DriveElectric
London Gatwick airport has confirmed plans for achieving net zero by 2030 and they currently hold the Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 4+ transition.
This is the only institutionally endorsed, global carbon management certification programme for airports. It secured the airport’s plans to reduce emissions in line with global climate goals.
Over £250 million will be invested in measures including an electric vehicle fleet, replacing gas boilers and refrigerants.
Stewart Wingate, London Gatwick chief executive officer, said: “Reaching Level 4+ of the Airport Accreditation Scheme is a significant milestone on the journey to making net zero a reality.
“It also recognises the effort, focus and determination my teams have invested in this important area of our operation and achieving net zero will be critical to the future success of the airport.
“We remain committed to reducing our environmental impact, while also continuing to contribute positively to our communities and helping our local and national economies to thrive.”
London Gatwick airport has pledged to continue to reduce overall energy use, invest in on-site renewable energy, including solar power, and source renewable electricity through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
You can view the full study by DriveElectric at www.drive-electric.co.uk/press/travel-pollution-index