Heathrow 2.0

Sustainability achievements

Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 13th May 2019

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Heathrow 2.0 is our business plan for sustainable growth. It includes ambitious goals and targets for how we will grow the potential of our colleagues, people and businesses while cutting the environmental impact of air travel and protecting quality of life for local communities.

We recently released our 2018 Sustainability Progress Report which provides an update on how we are delivering against Heathrow 2.0. It shows how we are taking action to deliver sustainable growth, where we have made progress and the challenges we have yet to address.

Key achievements across the four pillars of our strategy to date include:

A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

A great place to work: Gender pay gap reduced from 6.53% in 2017 to 0.56% in 2018; 159 apprenticeship starts through the Heathrow Academy; 604 senior managers trained on sustainability to date; Responded to recommendations made by the Heathrow Skills Taskforce and launched a new shared apprenticeship scheme

A GREAT PLACE TO LIVEA great place to live: Over 100 electric vehicle charging points now installed; 72 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles now in our fleet; 60% of movements by aircraft in the quietest category; Received the Wildlife Trust's Biodiversity Benchmark for the 11th year.

 

A THRIVING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

An estimated tens of millions of pounds in deals secured by small and medium businesses attending our business summits to date; Celebrated our second year as an accredited living wage employer and published a plan to ensure all of our direct suppliers also guarantee the Living Wage; Achieved level 3 Carbon Trust Supply Chain accreditation, one of only three companies to do so.

A WORLD WORTH TRAVELLING

Achievements: Terminal 2 now powered entirely by renewable energy (gas, biomass and electricity), and 100% renewable electricity across the airport since 2017; 70 hectares of English peatland restored with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, through a £94,000 investment match funded by the UK Government; Carbon Neutral Growth Roadmap published; Held first Team Heathrow Forum to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking, followed by a passenger awareness campaign with the UN Environment Programme.

Find out more in our 2018 Sustainability Progress Report.

Heathrow

By Heathrow

Published 13th May 2019