Reporting Boundary: Heathrow Consolidation Centre (Unit A Prologis Park, Stockley Road, UB7 9FN)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D, natural gas oil, diesel, water, waste
Reporting Period: 1 Apr 2019 31 Mar 2020
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This is Bradford Swissport’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. This year’s footprint includes emissions from energy use in the building, fleet fuel, waste and water usage in the warehouse at Prologis Park Heathrow.
Their total carbon footprint for the year ending March 2020 was 785.8 tCO2e, a decrease of 28% from the year 2018, when the footprint was last recorded. Their relative carbon footprint was 0.2 tCO2e per total floor space, a decrease of 27.8% from the year ending 2018.
Bradford Swissport’s saved the same amount of carbon as 400 acres of forest would capture in one year.
“Bradford Swissport’s progress has been incredible. The results are fantastic and go to show what can be achieved by a dynamic team determined to create a better future. From innovative operational measures to spreading its innovations throughout the company, Bradford Swissport is an exemplar in doing things better. The company has created a sustainable alternative for so many other companies, and its operations reach so many people across the world; it’s inspiring to see the ripples of positive change spread.”
Bradford Swissport believes that the modern commercial enterprise has a central role in global sustainability. The company is a proud contributor and supporter of the Conscious Capitalism community. They also believe strongly in reducing waste, achieving many aviation industry firsts such as central recycling of waste cooking oils, conversion of recycled oils into bio-fuels for powering airport ground vehicles, the central recycling of cardboard/corrugated paper products; and paperless operations as standard deployed worldwide.
While the carbon efficiency of the aviation industry has fallen since 1990, overall emissions from the sector continue to rise. As the demand for eco-tourism, conscious travel and local produce continues to grow, the industry must respond with technical innovations and operational efficiencies to create a more sustainable future. For international targets, consumer demand and profitability, climate action is necessary.