Airport success at Business In The Community awards

East Midlands Airport is celebrating a triple success today, having received three prestigious awards from the Prince of Wales’ charity, Business in the Community (BITC).

The airport has been awarded two regional awards for Work Inspiration and Sustainable Travel. The Work Inspiration award commends the airport’s work experience programme and the Sustainable Travel award was given for the airport’s successful campaign for green staff travel. In addition to these awards, the airport also received a National reaccreditation with a Big Tick award for the Merrill Lynch Climate Change award in the 2010 Awards for Excellence, organised by BITC.

The Big Tick awards are the UK’s most influential, independent, peer assessed corporate responsibility awards and reward businesses who demonstrate the positive impact they have on society.

These awards demonstrate the success of the airport’s continued commitments to sustainability; including reducing environmental impacts, improving green transport options for passengers and staff and improving employment opportunities in the neighbouring communities.

Richard Massey, Business in the Community said; “Richard Massey, Business in the Community, said: "It is a true pleasure to commend the airport for its continued commitment to sustainability. Working alongside the airport, I am able to see the positive impacts which the company has socially, economically and environmentally. These awards demonstrate just a snippet of the airport's great work."

Neil Robinson, Director of Sustainability, East Midlands Airport said; “These awards are great achievements for the airport and further recognise our efforts in a variety of areas. We place a significant importance on sustainability, from our commitment to make our ground operations carbon neutral by 2012 to reducing the impact we have on our neighbours.

“We are very proud that we have been recognised at both regional and national levels by Business in the Community. Having been reaccredited with a big tick for Climate Change shows the continued importance that the airport places on climate change reduction projects.”

Published on: 23/06/2010 15:32:33

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