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  • Creating opportunities for sustainable business to deliver a stronger future for the UK

    As the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow has an important role to play in helping the country’s economy to thrive – our expansion will create up to £211bn in growth and up to 180,000 jobs across the UK.

    With the rise of emerging markets, connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK is more important than ever. Through expansion, we will serve up to 120 direct long haul destinations, making the UK the best-connected nation in the world. We will help people around the UK access these flights by supporting connections to Heathrow from the rest of the country, with a focus on reliable, low-carbon choices.

    To step up to the challenge of a resilient and sustainable UK, it makes good sense to support the right kind of business growth. The sustainable economy is an exciting, creative, innovative and forward-looking space – and it’s growing fast, nationally and globally. Our Heathrow 2.0 strategy proactively supports the ‘next economy’, growing SMEs and social enterprises, driving change through our supply chain and encouraging all those who service the airport to become more sustainable too.

    Heathrow 2.0
    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.
    Our objectives:

    1. Connecting The UK: A place that provides a gateway for the UK to the world and for the world to the UK

    2. The Next Economy: A place that nurtures small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises

    3. Sustainable Supply Chain: A place that drives change throughout our supply chain

    Our flagship goals:

    1. Largest 100 towns and cities connected to Heathrow by 2030 to create opportunities all over the country and deliver a stronger UK.

    2. Airside ultra-low emissions zone by 2025 to improve quality of life through cleaner air.

    3. We will publish a road map in 2017 that sets out how we can transition our supply chain employees working at Heathrow Airport to be paid the London Living Wage.

    A world worth travelling

    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.

    Our objectives:

    1. Zero Carbon Airport: A place that is run on renewable energy and delivers zero waste

    2. Accelerating The Era of Sustainable Flight: A place where innovators work together to deliver carbon neutral growth

    3. A Responsible Gateway: A place that strives to end trafficking of people and wildlife

    Our flagship goals:

    1. 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.

    2. Establish a Centre of Excellence for sustainability at airports and in the wider aviation sector.

    3. Power Heathrow with 100% renewable electricity from april 2017, as our first step to operate a zero carbon airport.

     

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    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.

    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.

    Community
    We have a strong commitment to the communities around our airport and aim to address issues of prime local concern.
    Learn more about our effort to manage Heathrow’s social and environmental impacts.