Shell NZ Transport Award Winner - Auckland Airport
lift is an innovative staff travel plan introduced by Auckland Airport to promote more sustainable airport operations. It is an integral part of the airport's sustainability plan and focuses on airport access, climate change mitigation and fuel and energy efficiency.
lift promotes car pooling and the use of public transport to over 12,000 staff working at Auckland Airport; which reduces vehicle numbers on airport roads, decreases air pollution, eases congestion and improves the travel experience of all airport users.
Launched in 2006 by Auckland Airport and six airport-based employers - Air New Zealand, MAF, Aviation Security, Customs and HSMC-AIAL - lift has been an airport community initiative from inception with great inter-organisational participation.
Today, 21 companies and over 650 registered carpoolers at the airport participate in lift. The results indicate an effective travel plan that has captured people's imaginations, influenced their travel behaviour and within just two years has taken over 840 cars off the road every month, reducing CO2 emissions by at least 68 tonnes per year.
Martin Fryer proudly holds the Shell NZ Transport Award. Around him are Kate Edenborough, Sarah Oldworth, Hon Gerry Brownlee, John McShane and Rob Jager (Shell NZ).