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

54% 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 increased from 36 in 2014 to 39 in 2015

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 from 4,941 in 2014 to 5,320 in 2015

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 increased from 450 in 2014 to 516 in 2015

Pre-employment training outcomes from the Heathrow Academy have decreased from 1,007 in 2014 to 995 in 2015

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 decreased from 48 in 2014 to 38 in 2015. In 2015, the Fair welcomed 4,922 attendees a decrease from 5,810 in 2014

Goal complete.

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

Performance

£750,000 was donated in 2015

Develop and implement a new employee volunteering programme

Performance

Heathrow colleagues volunteering in community projects at Heathrow increased from 394 volunteering hours in 2014 to 5,192 volunteering hours in 2015

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 £301,511 in 2015 

Key

2015 Performance 

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