Sustainable development 29.12.2020

Belfast International Airport recognised for its environmental exemplarity

The VINCI Airports operated infrastructure achieved GOLD in the 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey. The most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community.

Belfast International Airport achieved Gold Level in the Survey, which is an important comparison tool and a way for organisations to not only be recognised for their environmentally sustainable efforts, but also to identify areas where they can improve their environmental impacts.

103 organisations participated, from a range of sectors including: General Manufacturing; Local Authority; Education; Utilities; Construction; ICT; and Food and Drink took part in the Survey in 2020, prioritising sustainability despite the challenges of the year.

This new level of certification is recognition of the relevance of VINCI Airports' global environmental policy, applied to all the airports in its network. Graham Keddie, Managing Director at Belfast International Airport declared, “We have been participating in this scheme for over 20 years and are really proud to have been elevated to the gold award.  We have made significant strides in mitigating the environmental impacts of our business and are committed to a greener future.”

Belfast International Airport has always put the environment in the heart of its development. Operating in an environmentally sustainable manner, in line with ISO14001, and continually striving to improve the impact it has on its surroundings by improving its energy efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint, in line with VINCI Airports’ goal of halving the carbon footprint before 2030.