Like everyone we are trying to reduce our energy bills and our carbon footprint.
We have a dedicated Utilities and Energy Team who are driving our comprehensive energy management programme and delivering significant reductions in energy usage. The programme includes:
We’ve made a commitment that our ground operations will become carbon neutral by 2015. This covers electricity, gas and fuel supplied by us for our own and our tenants’ activities.
We measure our carbon footprint and have obtained external verification that the way we do this is accurate, including the Carbon Trust Standard and ACI Europe’s Airport Carbon Accreditation.
We’re well on the way to meeting our carbon neutral commitment by;
We manage the waste contract for most of the companies on site including airlines, retailers, caterers, cargo handling and maintenance companies. Our target is that none of our waste goes to landfill and we are working towards this by managing waste along the principles of the waste hierarchy
Legislation to control the spread of animal diseases limits restricts our ability to send aircraft cleaning waste for off-site recycling or recovery, so we screen and sort waste on-site, and are developing proposals to divert all aircraft cleaning waste through this process. This will reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. We also bale recyclable materials on site, which reduces emissions from transport of this waste as well as reducing our costs. At a strategic level, we chair a group of airlines and airports looking at improvements in recycling across the sector.
With over 19,000 people working here and over 19 million passengers passing through, it’s important to get everyone here on time and home safely. Manchester Airport has great public transport links and the integrated train, coach and bus station is less than 10 minutes covered walk to all terminals and offices.
We have direct train services to over 100 destinations across the north of England and connections across the country and there are plans to build another platform to accommodate more trains. We’ve invested £50 million in helping to bring the Metrolink tram system to the Airport which will improve access across south Manchester.
With lots of local people working at the airport many on shifts, it’s important for them to be able to get here at all times of the day and night. We provide support to late night and early morning bus services and provide showers and lockers for staff who come to work on their bikes.
So there are plenty of options of how to get here – find out more on our To/From the Airport pages.