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East Midlands Airport recognises that our operations can impact upon the environment and the communities around us and as such we are committed to managing and addressing these.
The airport operates a well established Environmental Management System (EMS) which is independently audited on a six monthly basis. In 2002, East Midlands Airport’s EMS became the first of any UK Airport to achieve certification to the international standard ISO14001. Our system assists us in identifying the airport’s environmental impacts, implementing legislative requirements and controlling our impacts in line with our challenging environmental targets.
This section considers a wide range of impacts resulting from the operation of the airport and provides information about what programmes we have in place to reduce and manage our impacts.
An airport by default will naturally use high quantities of power and resources. Here at East Midlands Airport, we aim to manage every facet of the airport's functioning, helping reduce the amount of waste and environmental impact as a direct result.
Due to East Midlands Airport comprising an expansive grassland area, we endeavour to create a thriving eco habitat for which varying species can thrive. Visitors to the airport can enjoy a thrilling site from investments such as the six-mile walk Airport Trail, inclusive of a picnic site from which to observe the picturesque surrounds.
East Midlands Airport was the first in the UK to commit to achieving carbon neutral ground operations by 2012, made possible through reducing carbon emissions under our direct control, alongside focusing on production of renewable energy sources. We work together with colleagues and business partners alike to ensure a standard of best practice across the board where reduction of carbon emissions are concerned.
View our range of PDF documents highlighting our reports and procedures, including Community Noise Reports, Operational Performance, Air Quality and Other Reporting.