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.
To reduce emissions from our buildings and vehicles, and work with partners to reduce emissions that they are responsible for.
34% reduction in CO2 emissions from energy used in buildings (1990) by 2020
Performance: 24% reduction since 1990
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
For more information on our approach to managing Climate Change at Heathrow see;
Our collaborative work with http://www.sustainableaviation.co.uk/
Our case studies