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Airport in capital wins green business award


December 29, 2014

Heathrow Airport has been given the prize for the greenest enterprise of 2014 at the West London Business (WLB) awards.

The facility gained the recognition for its efforts to limit its carbon footprint and its emissions of nitrogen oxide. Heathrow can now use the award for marketing purposes, and may call upon printing companies in Ruislip Manor to produce publicity material.

The airport has used a variety of means to improve its position with regards to the natural environment. It has enabled the use of aircraft that pollute less than their older counterparts. In addition, it has promoted car sharing.

Further green measures have been undertaken at Heathrow. For example, an increased number of electric vehicles are now employed on the site. Moreover, hybrid buses have been pressed into action.

Matt Gorman, the director of sustainability at Heathrow, has made it clear that the management of the airport will continue to think about the environment as it delivers the economic goods. Furthermore, Gorman has argued that he wants Heathrow to continue to be a positive neighbour for the people who live in the area.

It has been reported that Heathrow beat Westfield London to the prize. This organisation, based within White City, was listed as highly commended.

Frank Wingate, the chief executive of WLB, has said:

“The airport has put in a lot of work in recent years to meet its environmental challenges and our judges were impressed by both the scale of the work and the measurable achievements, in what was a very competitive category.”