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Local jobs and community investment

Responsible Heathrow 2020

Heathrow is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth in the communities surrounding the airport.

We understand that investing in education, employment skills and business development will help us achieve our commitment so we're working with partners to deliver programmes in each of these areas.

Our ambition

Support the economic prosperity of the communities surrounding the airport.

Goal

Goal complete.

50% of employees at Heathrow are from the local area by 2020

Performance

53% of Heathrow employees are currently from the local community (Hillingdon, Slough, Spelthorne or Ealing)

Commitments

Behind progress.

Facilitate local businesses to grow; at Heathrow and through trade annually

Performance

The number of businesses participating in Heathrow Business Summit decreased from 270 in 2012 to 170 in 2013

Goal complete.

Sustain the number of local children receiving Heathrow education programmes at 5,000 per year

Performance

The number of children receiving the primary & secondary school challenge increased by 1,836 from 3,483 in 2012 to 5,319 in 2013

Goal complete.

Support local people into training and jobs through delivery of the Heathrow Academy each year

Performance

Job outcomes from the Heathrow Academy have been increasing steadily. 432 job outcomes in 2012 increasing to 525 in 2013

Goal complete.

Support local people into training and jobs through delivery of the Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair each year

Performance

The number of businesses attending the Fair increased by 17 from 18 in 2012 to 35 in 2013. In 2013, the Fair welcomed 5399 attendees

Goal complete.

Donate £750,000 per year to local community projects through the Heathrow Communities Fund

Performance

£750,000 was donated in 2013

Goal complete.

Develop and implement a new employee volunteering programme

Performance

A new volunteering programme was launched in the spring of 2013, delivering 493 volunteering hours to local community causes between May – December

On track.

Collect passenger and employee donations for Heathrow's charity of the year annually

Performance

Heathrow has collected passenger and employee charitable donations of £194,436 in 2013

Key

Performance as at January 2014

Behind progress indicatorBehind progress
On track indicator.On track
Goal complete indicator.Complete

Sustainability awards

CR index 2015 and 2014, business in the community awards and 2013 Big Tick award

Here's how Business In The Community rated our performance in its annual CR Index.

  • 4 stars 2015
  • 4 stars 2014
  • Platinum Big Tick 2013
BiTC CR Index