The airport, owned by the Manchester Airports Group (MAG), invested £4m in various projects which include producing renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions, as per its masterplan of 2006.

According to a report released by MAG the airport is powered by 100% renewable energy including two on-site wind turbines that provide 5% of the energy consumed.

The airport reportedly recycles 88% waste generated besides having constructed a ‘green’ hotel on-site.

MAG corporate affairs director Neil Robinson remarked that achieving carbon neutrality of ground operations was a proof of the efforts that the airport had undertaken in the direction of sustainability and emissions reduction.

"Being part of a larger airport Group has allowed East Midlands Airport to contribute to the targets set by Government and we will continue to work closely with our industry partners and airlines to make a further positive contribution," added Robinson.