Responsibility & Environment

We're looking forward to sustainable growth

Net zero direct emissions by 2040

Sustainable growth has been a key part of our transformation since 2009. It's our ambition to be the UK’s most sustainable airport. And we've pledged to reach Net Zero direct emissions before 2040.

Keeping the benefits of air travel whilst delivering clean growth is important to us. Our work with the industry and UK Government aims to reduce carbon emissions. That includes aircraft emissions.

Our Northern Runway plans are low impact. We will deliver the project in a sustainable way. This will help achieve the UK Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

We're looking forward to sustainable growth

Reducing emissions forms part of our sustainability policy

Our net zero transition forms part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.

Read more about our Second Decade of Change to 2030

We're proud of our progress so far

Our Net Zero Transition

By 2019, we reduced our overall carbon emissions by 54% (vs. 1990). In 2017, airport operations were certified carbon neutral.

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Our work to reduce noise

At our busiest in 2019, we were 48% quieter than in 1990. 62% of aircraft meet the highest international noise standards.

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Our waste and recycling

We have sent zero untreated waste to landfill since 2016. 70% of waste is recycled and 30% is used to make energy.

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£1.5 billion for the local area and region

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200 grants for local projects

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Net zero direct emissions by 2040

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Let's look forward, together

We can do this by making better use of our existing runways. But we can't do this without you.
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Our support for local business

Our Economic Value report says a strong Gatwick could generate £8.4bn for the South East by 2028. That's the same as 50,000 jobs or 70,000 nurses.

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Our support for local causes

We have a strong programme of community investment. We support a range of initiatives and events across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

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Our decade of change

We continue to work towards being the UK’s most sustainable airport. There’s still more to do. Our Decade of Change policy takes us to 2030.

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