Manchester Airport has become the UK's airport to receive the prestigious Carbon Trust Standard in recognition for the airport's commitment to the environment through reduction in carbon emissions and carbon management.
The Carbon Trust was established in 2001 by the Government as an independent company to drive the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce their emissions.
Andrew Cornish, managing director of Manchester Airport, said: "The Standard is a way of demonstrating to stakeholders that you are doing what you claim and that real reductions in carbon dioxide are being made.
"The money saved from energy efficiency measures feeds back into the business and reduces our operating costs, which is very important in a highly competitive industry like ours, where we are under increasing pressure to lower charges to our customers.
"As we currently face a tough economic period, this is particularly important because it enables the airport to meet its environmental commitments, whilst continuing to be a driver of investment for the north west region."
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