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Environment & Sustainability

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 to the environment and sustainability are formalised in the following policy statements:

Environmental Policy

Environmental Social Governance Policy

Carbon Strategy

We are committed to becoming a net zero carbon airport by 2030.  Further details on how this will be achieved can be found here:

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, from the core energy usage across the whole airport site.


Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme

In recognition of our efforts in managing and reducing our carbon footprint, we have achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 (Reduction), awarded by ACI Europe (Airports Council International).  This accreditation is the only global, airport-specific carbon standard for voluntarily reducing airport carbon emissions. 

As a long-term goal, we will be aiming for the highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation, Level 4+ (Transition), which requires us to align our carbon management ambition with global climate goals and transform operations with absolute emissions reductions.


Other achievements include our much improved GRESB score of 89% in 2022 and a 4-star rating!

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