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Sustainability

Our sustainability leadership plan for the airport

We have been clear that Heathrow expansion should only go ahead within strict environmental limits.  

As part of our plans, we ensured that we are mitigating the impact of expansion on our surrounding communities and the environment, with proposals informed by feedback from public consultations. 

We are committed to playing our role in ensuring the aviation sector reaches net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and we have developed an ambitious plan to achieve this. Find out more. 

By investing in and helping our industry develop and adopt breakthrough technology, we can create a future where our business, our people, our communities, our country and our world can all thrive.

VIDEO | Heathrow 2.0 - Our sustainability leadership strategy

Our Heathrow 2.0 strategy is a landmark in our company’s history. It sets a bold direction towards a future of sustainable aviation. It’s a journey that Heathrow is well-placed to lead and comes at a time when many in our industry are seeking solutions.

And the future is exciting. As our global population grows, and more and more people are lifted out of poverty, demand for flights is also growing rapidly. About 4 billion people can currently afford to fly; in a generation’s time that will have risen to at least 7 billion.

Heathrow’s plan is to expand to meet demand in a way that creates a positive impact on our community, environment, and economy.

Environment

Our expansion plans include proposals for investment in the creation of new and enhanced areas that are four times the size of Hyde Park in total.