Impact Story – Stansted Airport
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London Stansted Airport is the biggest single-site employer in the East of England, with over 10,200 people working for 200 on-airport companies. As such, it is a key catalyst for economic growth and productivity in the region. Stansted intends to be a carbon-neutral business by 2038, and the Liftshare For Work car-sharing solution from Mobilityways is a part of this vision. Commuting is responsible for 5% of the UK’s total CO2e emissions (18 million tonnes a year), meaning it is critical for employers with net-zero goals to decarbonise the commute of their employees.
Stansted’s sustainability goals
London Stansted is owned by Manchester Airport Group (MAG), whose headline sustainability commitment is to achieve ‘net zero carbon’ by 2038, as above. They intend to do this by cutting their remaining carbon emissions and removing the need for offsetting. MAG lay out their carbon neutral commitments on their website:
“Aviation is one of the most challenging industries to decarbonise, with low carbon technology for flights, especially long-haul flights, still some way off. The UK aviation industry has a plan to reach net zero carbon by 2050, achievable through operational improvements and airspace modernisation, exciting new technologies, sustainable aviation fuels, and carbon removal projects.
“The carbon footprint of an airport itself is relatively small (when set against the emissions generated by flights themselves) but still significant and MAG is proud that all of its airports are now carbon neutral.
“This has been achieved through our long-term focus on the energy efficiency of our buildings, the purchase of low carbon electricity, and addressing residual emissions through high quality ‘Gold Standard’ carbon offsets.”
How Mobilityways has helped
London Stansted has been successfully using Mobilityways’ Liftshare For Work platform to encourage its people to commute more sustainably and travel to work together in the same car. 3,620 employees have become members of the Stansted Liftshare community, helping the organisation to develop car sharing as part of its culture.
Once they have become members of the Stansted Liftshare Community, employees can locate colleagues to share their commute with, saving both money and greenhouse gas emissions. Cassandra Harvey, Stansted Airport Travel Plan Manager, said:
Stansted Liftshare is a great way for our employees to utilise closer parking, save money, socialise and reduce stress of driving or travel. This in turn helps offset carbon emissions and has delivered sustainable benefits to our company.
This image shows Liftshare journeys to London Stansted Airport and where they originate from.
London Stansted Airport’s Liftshare community has not only helped the organisation with its net-zero targets, but also saved its employees money.
It is estimated that throughout Mobilityways’ partnership with Stansted Airport, 87 million miles have been saved by staff sharing a car, rather than driving to work separately. That has resulted in a total reduction of 19.7 thousand tonnes of CO2e emissions, and £22 million saved on fuel by employees who have chosen to use Liftshare.
miles saved by Liftsharing
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saved on fuel by employees
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