We recognise that climate change is a significant issue for aviation and are committed to playing our role in addressing it.
Advances in technology, operations and alternative fuels are all helping us to reduce emissions from our own buildings and vehicles, as well as working with our partners to help reduce emissions for which they are responsible.
To reduce emissions from our buildings and vehicles, and work with partners to reduce emissions that they are responsible for.
A 34% reduction in CO2 emissions from energy used in buildings (1990) by 2020
A 19% reduction since 1990
Work with partners to reduce CO2 from aircraft on the ground and during departure (to 3,000ft) annually.
Carbon emissions from aircraft on the ground and during departure increased from 1,235,869 tonnes in 2013 to 1,242,471 tonnes in 2014.
Maintain Level 3 accreditation from Airport Council International annually.
Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme maintained for 3 years running (from 2012).
A total 90% of actions in the climate change adaptation risk matrix on track or complete annually.
All 24 of the adaptation actions are on track.
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Action on climate change
Heathrow has joined the Paris Pledge for Action.
This pledge demonstrates Heathrow is ready to play our part in the global call for a credible, coherent and unmistakable signal that the ambition set out by the Paris Agreement is met, or even better, exceeded to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
We urge other businesses to call for action and join the Paris Pledge for Action.Sign the pledge
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