In 2019 Gatwick signed the Airports Council Europe pledge to reach Net Zero for direct emissions before 2050. In our Second Decade of Change, we’ve accelerated the goal to do it before 2040.
Gatwick holds Airport Carbon Accreditation at level 3+ ‘Neutral’ level for direct emissions (Scope 1 & 2 Fuels and Electricity).
Gatwick was the first airport to join RE100, the global coalition committed to renewable electricity. Energy efficiency is incorporated in refurbishments and capital projects, from the terminals to the airport fire station.
40% of Airfield ground support equipment is electric, including baggage tugs and a growing number of pushback tugs and high-loaders.
Our runway uses 100% LED lighting
Our Carbon strategy
Our carbon strategy focuses on several key areas. Our annual carbon footprint is included in our Decade of Change reports.
Carbon and Net Zero Emissions form part of our sustainability policy - our Decade of Change.
A business model built around the most efficient airlines.
Energy and fuel efficiency in our buildings and operations. We've Purchased renewable electricity since 2013.
Preference for low emission vehicles in airport operations. Promoting public transport for travel to the airport
In February 2020, Sustainable Aviation the UK industry coalition published its Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon 2050, becoming the first aviation industry body in the world to commit to net zero.
The roadmap shows that UK aviation can reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 while accommodating further growth, through a combination of in-sector emission reductions (from aircraft and fuel technologies and efficient operations) and international carbon pricing and offsets.
In October 2020, independent research for SA co-funded by Gatwick showed that 14 such plants could be operational by 2035, producing 4.5 million tonnes of SAF by 2050 and contributing 32% reduction in UK aviation carbon by that time.