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Environmental Management

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is committed to protecting the environment. 

We have been certified to the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) ISO14001 since 2005.  We are independently audited every year to maintain our certification.  Our EMS assists us in identifying the potential environmental impacts as a result of our operations and managing these to minimise our impact on the environment, as well as making continual improvements.

Our commitments are formalised in the following policy statements:

Environmental Policy

Environmental Social Governance Policy

Environmental Brochure

Carbon Strategy

We have proactively carried out various projects to reduce our carbon footprint, in both the terminal and external areas. The graph below illustrates how these improvements and investments have reduced our overall carbon footprint to date.

Whilst we have already made significant progress in terms of our carbon reductions, our ultimate goal is to achieve net-zero carbon from our own operations by 2023, as illustrated in our Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Airport.

In February 2020, we officially made the first step on this journey by achieving Level 1 of the Airports Carbon Accreditation Scheme (ACAS) – a global standard for carbon management in the airport industry.  

Further details in respect of our carbon strategy can be found in our Sustainability brochure.