Environmental Goals

Before we set our goals to reduce the impact we have on our environment we need to measure the impact. To help us do this and to ensure we have an audit trail that is independently verified we have signed up to the Airports Carbon Accreditation scheme that has been established since 2009. the scheme supports airports around the world to reach the ultimate goal of becoming carbon neutral. Here at Biggin Hill we have set our goal to reach carbon neutral status by 2029.

There are four stages:

Analysis

Determine emissions sources within the boundary of the airport company. Calculate the annual carbon emissions. Compile a Carbon footprint report. Engage an independent third party to verify the carbon footprint. 

Reduction

Management procedures. Show that reduction targets have been achieved. 

Optimisation

Widen the scope of carbon footprint to include third party emissions. Engage third parties at and around the airport.

Neutrality

Offset remaining emissions to achieve carbon neutral operations for all emissions over which the airport has control. 

Environment Roadmap

2021

Achieved

Airport Carbon Accreditation

Signed up to airport carbon accreditation program.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Sustainability Policy

Produced sustainability policy and statement

Achieved.
Achieved

Achieved

Sustainability and Environment Specialist

Hire of Tim Snook as sustainability and environment specialist.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Carbon Footprint

Calculation of the carbon footprint.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Energy Usage

Identification of total energy usage on airport.
Achieved
Achieved

Target

Environmental Impacting

Put in place measures of recording of environmental impacting activities.
Target
Target

Achieved

Climate Emergency

Acknowledgement of the climate emergency.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Electrified Customer Service Vehicles

Introduction of electrified customer service vehicles.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

LED Lighting

Beginning of the conversion to LED lighting airport wide and statistics around numbers of kWh reduced.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Conversion to Biodiesel

Gain approval to convert to biodiesel for owned assets airside.
Achieved
Achieved

Target

Electric Alternatives

When replacing equipment conventionally powered by fossil fuels, we consider electric alternatives first.

Target
Target

Achieved

Fully Electric Aircraft

Hosted fully electric aircraft at ACE expo 2021.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Reusable Water Bottles

All staff received carbon negative reusable water bottles, made from sugar cane.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

Environmental Issues

Raised the priority of environmental issues, second only to safety.
Achieved
Achieved

Achieved

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE

  • Began implementing paperless systems for payments in our terminal
  • Introduced improved recycling facilities to increase recycling rates
  • Raising awareness on waste management on all areas under the direct control of BHAL
Achieved
Achieved

2022

Target

Level 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation

Achieve level 1 airport carbon accreditation.
Target
Target

Target

Set ESG Goals

Align the ESG goals relating to our targets and business.
Target
Target

Target

Transition to Green Energy Tariff

Transition our energy tariff to a green tariff comprised of 100% renewable energy – April 2022.
Target
Target

Target

Convert to Biodiesel

Convert diesel to biodiesel for owned and operated assets.
Target
Target

Target

Continue With LED Conversion

Continue with LED conversion.
Target
Target

Target

Identify Energy Usage

Identify energy usage broken down into smaller sections. Implementing greater smart metering.
Target
Target

Target

Transition to HVO Biodiesel

Finalise the transition to HVO Biodiesel to reduce the operating diesel vehicles/equipment reducing CO2 footprint by up to 90%.
Target
Target

Target

Proposal for Solar Power Installation

Outline proposal for solar power installation on the hangar roofs.
Target
Target

Target

Tenant Companies to Align Sustainability Policy

Communicate with tenant companies on airport site to align sustainability policy with BHAL.
Target
Target

Target

Staff Training

Embrace and implement further training for staff, discussion.
Target
Target

Target

Implement Sustainable Development Goals

Implement the sustainable development goals into strategy so that each operation can be categorised and reported accordingly.
Target
Target

Target

Environment Newsletter

Introduce internal environment newsletter (Quarterly).
Target
Target

Target

Offer Carbon Offsetting For Customers

  • Offer carbon offsetting for customers.
  • Calculate footprints of every flight and present on receipts.
Target
Target

Target

Donations to Environmental Initiatives

Dedicate percentage of landing fees to environmental initiatives.
Target
Target

Target

Scope 3 Carbon Footprint

Begin to calculate scope 3 carbon footprint.
Target
Target

Target

Liaise With Other UK Airports

Liaise with other UK airports to create a united front to approach the influencing of customers.
Target
Target

Target

Local First Procurement

Implement procurement policy, Local first.
Target
Target

2023

Target

Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation

Achieve level 2 airport carbon accreditation.
Target
Target

Target

Encourage Staff to Reduce CO2 Impacts

Further encourage staff to reduce CO2 impacts.
Target
Target

Target

Introduce Mandated Offsets

Introduce mandated offsets.
Target
Target

2024/2025

Target

Achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3+

Achieve Airport carbon accreditation level 3+.
Target
Target

2029

Target

Achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4: Neutrality

Current target for airport carbon accreditation level 4: Neutrality.
Target
Target