Birmingham Airport (BHX) publishes 2023-23 sustainability report

The airport remains on track to becoming a net zero carbon operator by 2033.

Birmingham airport sustainability report

Birmingham airport publishes its sustainability report.

Birmingham Airport (BHX)’s journey to become a net zero carbon operator by 2033 remains on track, according to a report published on 03 August 2023.

The Midlands travel hub reduced carbon emissions within its direct control by 27% in 2021/22 against its 2019/20 reporting baseline, its Sustainability Update for 2021 to 2023 confirms.

Nick Barton, chief executive of BHX, said: “while we have made some great progress, we are not complacent. There is still a long way to go. We remain focused on delivering our 10-year plan for low-carbon growth and becoming a net zero carbon airport by 2033.”

Among the items reported in the document, published on the BHX website, are:

  • Achieving Level 3 (Optimisation) Airport Carbon Accreditation from the Airport Council International (ACI) Europe, which brings BHX’s decarbonising activities under the ACI’s framework of scrutiny benchmarked against other airports worldwide
  • Reducing water consumption by 10% in 2022/23 compared to 2019/20
  • Winning gold the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice and receiving Green World Ambassador status, in recognition of BHX’s waste-management work, improving recycling rates (from 48% in 2021/22 to 54% in 2022/23) and increased local charitable donations
  • Giving grants totalling £193,800 to 77 local projects between 2021 and 2023, including to BHX’s official charity partner, Solihull Mind.

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