Heathrow 2.0

A thriving sustainable economy

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By Heathrow

Published 10th July 2018

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Creating opportunities for sustainable business to deliver a stronger future for the UK

As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow has an important role to play in helping the country’s economy to thrive – our expansion will create up to £211bn in growth and up to 180,000 jobs across the UK.

With the rise of emerging markets, connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK is more important than ever. Through expansion, we will serve up to 120 direct long haul destinations, making the UK the best-connected nation in the world.

We will help people around the UK access these flights by supporting connections to Heathrow from the rest of the country, with a focus on reliable, low-carbon choices.

To step up to the challenge of a resilient and sustainable UK, it makes good sense to support the right kind of business growth. The sustainable economy is an exciting, creative, innovative and forward-looking space – and it’s growing fast, nationally and globally.

Our Heathrow 2.0 strategy proactively supports the ‘next economy’, growing SMEs and social enterprises, driving change through our supply chain and encouraging all those who service the airport to become more sustainable too.

Our objectives:

  • Connecting The UK: A place that provides a gateway for the UK to the world and for the world to the UK
  • The Next Economy: A place that nurtures small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises
  • Sustainable Supply Chain: A place that drives change throughout our supply chain

Our flagship goals:

  • Largest 100 towns and cities connected to Heathrow by 2030 to create opportunities all over the country and deliver a stronger UK.
  • We will publish a road map in 2017 that sets out how we can transition our supply chain employees working at Heathrow Airport to be paid the London Living Wage.

Download our full plan for sustainable growth –Heathrow 2.0, here.

Heathrow 2.0, Heathrow’s sustainability leadership plan, has recently celebrated the anniversary of its launch. Read the full report on progress against the plan in the first year, here.

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Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 10th July 2018