Our second Decade of Change to 2030
Our next Decade of Change sustainability policy takes us to 2030. It builds on the success of our first 10 point plan.
Our new goals will continue our great work on the community and local environment. And we will increase our emphasis on people and on emissions.
We will focus on what really matters
As 2020 has demonstrated, we live, work and operate in a complex and fast changing world. Plans can change, dates may alter, schedules move forward or push back.
Our approach to a sustainable Gatwick remains focused on what matters:
People and Communities - Support our people and invest in our local communities.
Net Zero Emissions - Continue our transition to Net Zero and improve air quality.
Local Environment - Reduce our impact on the local environment and waste.
Our Decade of Change goals align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By meeting our goals, we support the UK’s contribution to the global targets.
Read more on how we align with the UN SDGs on page 6 of our Second Decade of Change policy.
Supporting our people and local communities
1. Local economy
2. Opportunity and accessibility
3. Workplace safety
4. Local communities
Continue our net zero transition
6. Airport emissions
- Reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030 (i.e. reach 80% under 1990 baseline) as part of a science-based goal of reaching net zero before 2040.
- Source 50% of our network electricity and 50% of heat network from UK renewable sources by 2030. We will generate power onsite, and buy renewable energy direct from suppliers.
- By 2030, all on-airport vehicles must meet zero or ultra-low emission standards. This includes ground support equipment and mobile construction equipment.
7. Aircraft and ground transport emissions
Play our part in UK aviation and ground transport transition to net zero carbon.
- Increase the number of passengers and colleagues using public transport. By 2030, 60% of journeys will be zero or ultra-low emissions.
- Work with airlines and fuel providers to apply the Sustainable Aviation decarbonisation roadmap. Set a science-based target for Gatwick.
Protect and enhance our local environment
Reduce the airport’s drinking water consumption by 50% on a per passenger basis by 2030 (compared to 2019). Continue to improve the quality of water leaving the airport.
Read more on water treatment
9. Zero waste
Ensure that by 2030 all materials used at Gatwick in operations, commercial activity and construction, are repurposed for beneficial use. I.e. repaired, reused, donated, recycled, composted or converted to fuel for heating or transport.
Read more on waste and recycling
Industry leading 'net-gain' approach to protecting and enhancing biodiversity at the airport. This includes zero use of pesticides by 2030.