At the core of our journey towards a sustainable Gatwick we have created a 10 point sustainability plan – 10 issues and 10 years to achieve them.

Decade of Change

Our approach to sustainability mirrors the obligations and commitments we signed up to in our S106 Legal Agreement back in 2008.

The Agreement was developed in partnership with both West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council and sets out key activities that we are legally obliged to undertake as we continue to develop Gatwick sustainably. 

Our 10 year 10 point strategy to make Gatwick more sustainable by 2020 is: 

Community

1. Community

Share the benefits of Gatwick's growth, contributing to the social, environmental and educational development of our community. 

Economy

2. Economy

Develop and fulfil our role as an economic driver of local, regional and national significance

Carbon footprint

3. Carbon

Reduce our carbon emissions by 50% (Total known CO2 at a 1990 baseline vs 2020 scope 1 & 2 emissions). 25% of our energy to come from renewable sources.

Air Quality

4. Air quality

Maintain current zero breaches of air quality limits.
 

Noise

5. Noise

Be consistently recognised as a best practice operator for noise management.  

Transport6. Transport

Achieve 40% public transport mode share for air passengers and staff by the time the airport reaches 40mppa.

Identify feasible measures to achieve a stretch target of 45% public transport mode share once the 0% target at 40mppa has been achieved.

Achieve a quality service rating of 4.5 (1 is lowest, 5 is the highest) for all surface access transport modes and facilities by the time the airport reaches 40mppa.

Energy7. Energy

At the core of our journey towards a sustainable Gatwick we have created a 10 point sustainability plan – 10 issues and 10 years to achieve them.

20% reduction in energy (against 1990 baseline) and water consumption (againsts 2010 baseline)

Waste

8. Waste

Generate no untreated waste to landfill and achieve a 70% waste recycling rate.

Water

9. Water

Continually improve the quality of water leaving the airport. 

Achieve a 20% reduction in water consumptions (against 2010 baseline)

Biodiversity

10. Biodiversity

Have an award winning approach to biodiversity through achieving a nationally recognised award for ecological awareness.

Our sustainability policy 

Decade of Change performance reporting

Each year our corporate responsibility reports, called Decade of Change, track the progress we have made since the launch of our sustainability plans in 2010. You can read our latest report and those from previous years on our corporate responsibility reporting page.       

For any other information, please feel free to contact our sustainability team at sustainability@gatwickairport.com