Gatwick Airport unveils sustainability goals looking ahead to 2030
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Gatwick Airport unveils sustainability goals looking ahead to 2030

18 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 18th, 2021 15:41)

Under its new policy, the airport aims to lower its emission levels by 2030 and work with airlines and fuel companies to set sustainability goals.

Gatwick Airport unveils sustainability goals looking ahead to 2030
Gatwick Airport also published its sustainability achievements over the past year. Credit: Rudy and Peter Skitterians / Pixabay.

Gatwick Airport (LGW) in England, UK, has released its second Decade of Change sustainability policy looking ahead to 2030 and outlines airports goals on the transition to net-zero.

The goals mentioned in the sustainability policy will allow Gatwick to play an integral role at the national and international level to deliver on the Paris Agreement for addressing climate change, as well as on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Under its new policy, the airport aims to lower its emission levels by a further 25% by 2030 and work with the airline companies and fuel providers for implementing a sustainable aviation decarbonisation roadmap and interim goals.

In addition, the airport plans to work with transport partners to increase public transport, with a focus on zero and ultra-low emission journeys to 60% by 2030.

In its latest sustainability policy, Gatwick Airport also aims to achieve zero waste and reduce potable water consumption by 50% per passenger in comparison to 2019 levels.

It will continue its net gain approach to protecting and enhancing biodiversity and habitats on the airport by eliminating the use of pesticides by 2030.

Gatwick Airport aims to continue its partnership and invest in projects that benefit the local economy and local people.

It will continue to contribute to local and regional workforce skills partnerships as well as initiatives and increase workforce diversity.

Additionally, the airport will ensure accessibility and opportunity for colleagues and passengers with disabilities.

It has also set a target to limit and where possible reduce the airport’s impact on local communities by working with partners and stakeholders.

The new Decade of Change policy is the second one published by the airport.

Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said: “We met or exceeded our first Decade of Change goals and as we enter the second decade our commitment to a sustainable Gatwick is stronger than ever.

“Our policy recognises the importance of taking an integrated approach to economic, societal and environmental issues and solutions.”