Delivering fair and sustainable air travel for future generations to enjoy
Our world is a joy to travel. But we must do more to protect it if we want to keep enjoying all it has to offer. First and foremost, we have to address carbon; air travel is a growing contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and therefore to climate change.
As demand for flights grows, we must innovate and collaborate to find solutions to some of the problems our industry faces. As well as protecting our environment, Heathrow also has a responsibility to strive to end human and wildlife trafficking.
To rise to the challenge of climate change, Heathrow has set an ambitious aspiration: carbon neutral growth from our new runway. We’ve also set objectives to operate a zero-carbon airport and strive to end people and wildlife trafficking.
Heathrow 2.0 outlines how we plan to fulfil these goals and, wherever possible, drive similar progress across our industry.
- Zero Carbon Airport: A place that is run on renewable energy and delivers zero waste
- Accelerating The Era of Sustainable Flight: A place where innovators work together to deliver carbon neutral growth
- A Responsible Gateway A place that strives to end trafficking of people and wildlife
Our flagship goals:
- An aspiration to make growth from our new runway carbon neutral so that we can protect the planet for future generations to discover and enjoy.
- Establish a Centre of Excellence for sustainability at airports and in the wider aviation sector.
- Power Heathrow with 100% renewable electricity from april 2017, as our first step to operate a zero carbon airport.
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.
Heathrow Sustainability & Environment Director Matt Gorman has recently written to the Committee on Climate Change regarding carbon – read the full letter text here.