Sustainability in the air
We work in partnership with the companies operating at the airport to reduce Gatwick’s carbon, air quality and noise impacts.
Through Decade of Change we are aiming to reduce all our impacts, including carbon production associated with management of our buildings, air quality issues from the vehicles we use, and noise issues related to our £1billion airport development programme. Furthermore, in our role as a responsible landlord, we want this to inspire our partners to fly cleaner and quieter aircraft, operate cleaner and more efficient vehicles, and encourage their passengers to use public transport.
As part of Decade of Change, our 2020 priorities are to:
- Carbon – reduce our carbon emissions by 50% (total known carbon dioxide at 1990 baseline vs 2010 scope 1 & 2 emissions)
- Air quality – maintain current zero breaches of air quality limits
- Noise – be consistently recognised as a best practice operator for noise management
We continually monitor Gatwick’s impacts and use the data to inform our improvement programmes. The airport’s carbon footprint is calculated annually, while air quality and noise measures are monitored constantly at a number of sites on and around the airport. We share this information with relevant partners and publish performance indicators and trend analysis across all issues annually.
For information on air quality, check Reigate and Banstead Council's report on Air Quality on and in the vicinity of Gatwick Airport