Lyon-Saint Exupéry awarded ISO 50001 certification for improved energy performance

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Lyon-Saint Exupéry has become the first regional airport in France to be awarded ISO 50001 certification by AFNOR, the French certification body, in recognition of operator Aéroports de Lyon’s commitment energy management and the improvement of its energy performance.

Aéroports de Lyon works in accordance with Airpact, the global environmental strategy defined by Vinci Airports for all its airports, and has adopted a robust action plan to reduce its environmental impact, including overall energy consumption.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport has also been developing rapidly to address the changing needs of the surrounding regions. Over the last 10 years, passenger traffic has increased by 52% and to meet this rising demand, the airport has increased the surface area of its buildings by 46%. However, the airport has kept its overall energy consumption stable, with a total increase of only 6.9%.

Since 2011, Aéroports de Lyon has used only 100% green energy and was the first French airport to do so. The ISO 50001 certification awarded by AFNOR rewards the careful management of energy by Aéroports de Lyon and its improvement in energy performance.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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