Heathrow airport has published a report showing it’s making “strong progress against its 2020 sustainability goals”.
In the annual report tracking developments against its goals, Heathrow said it achieved a number of different milestones, set out at the beginning of 2013, to improve the airport as a “responsible business”.
One of the milestones achieved was reaching 10-years of operation for the Heathrow Clean Vehicles Partnership – Heathrow said the partnership of 22 Heathrow companies has helped reduce emissions from 3,000 vehicles through trials of new, cleaner vehicle types and sharing best practice.
Other milestones achieved include: completed construction of Heathrow T2 – its “most sustainable terminal powered by 20 per cent renewable energy”. Invested £750,000 in the Heathrow community and placed 525 people from the local community into long term careers.
Heathrow has also launched “responsible Heathrow 2020”, which brings existing sustainability efforts together to reduce the airport’s environmental impacts.
Heathrow’s sustainability and environment director, said: “Responsible Heathrow is a clear and compelling plan which sets stretching targets to 2020 and we hope it will encourage our airport community to work with us to improve our performance year on year.”
Last year Heathrow said it can still reduce the number of people affected by airport noise and reduce aircraft emissions while still increasing capacity.