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Climate change

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 Heathrow reduce emissions from our own buildings and vehicles, as well as  working with our partners to help reduce emissions that they are responsible for.

 

 

 

 

 

Our ambition

To reduce emissions from our buildings and vehicles, and work with partners to reduce emissions that they are responsible for.

Goal

34% reduction in CO2 emissions from energy used in buildings (1990) by 2020

Performance: 24% reduction since 1990

 


Commitments

At least 1% annual reduction in CO2 emissions from energy consumed in our buildings compared to forecast 

Performance: CO2 emissions from our buildings were 4.4% lower than forecast in 2013

 

Reduce CO2 from Heathrow Airport Limited’s vehicles annually 

Performance: Carbon emissions from Heathrow Airport Ltd's vehicles reduced from 9,572 tonnes in 2012 to 7,970 tonnes in 2013 

 

Work with partners to reduce CO2 from aircraft on the ground and during departure (to 3000ft) annually

Performance: Carbon emissions from aircraft on the ground and during departure reduced from 1,220,069  tonnes in 2012 to 1,208,146 tonnes in 2013

 

Maintain Level 3 accreditation from Airport Council International annually 

Performance: Airport Carbon Accreditation Scheme Maintained for 3 years running (from 2012)


90% of actions in the climate change adaptation risk matrix on track or complete annually 

Performance: New commitment to be reported for 2014

 


Key for performance as at January 2014

 

 - Behind progress

 - On track

 - Complete

 

For more information on our approach to managing Climate Change at Heathrow see;

Our briefing Towards a sustainable Heathrow - A Focus on Climate Change

Our collaborative work with http://www.sustainableaviation.co.uk/