New Sustainability Strategy Allows Heathrow to Move Toward Carbon Neutrality - Good360

New Sustainability Strategy Allows Heathrow to Move Toward Carbon Neutrality

 

Heathrow Airport has unveiled a new strategic plan, dubbed “Heathrow 2.0,” in order to move their operations toward carbon neutrality and overall sustainability. The strategy, which you can read here, explains how Heathrow will their airport’s (and the industry’s) environmental impacts while also creating more opportunities for economic growth. As more and more organizations draft sustainability strategies to unite business with the environment, a plan like Heathrow’s demonstrates how sustainability is not only good for the planet: it’s also good for business.

The decision to unveil the report currently makes sense; the third runway at Heathrow, set to open soon, will increase the amount of flights per year in and out of the airport by 260,000, cementing Heathrow as the largest single contributor of carbon emissions in the UK. The goals and ambitions outlined in the plan are aggressive, as the leadership at Heathrow plans to push their airport toward carbon neutrality while also increasing their traffic. Among the goals in the plan: utilizing 100 percent renewable electricity, instituting a new R&D incubator, and reducing the number of late-running flights at Heathrow to minimize noise pollution.

“Heathrow 2.0 is a step-change for our business and accelerates the shift in our industry towards a sustainable future for aviation,” commented John Holland-Kaye, a Chief Executive at Heathrow. “By focusing on the long-term and working together, we can deliver a world-leading economy — innovative, competitive, successful and sustainable. And we can create a future where our business, our people, our communities, our country and our world can all thrive,” he added. The plan that is now called Heathrow 2.0 was drafted with input from environmental groups, community organizations, academics, colleagues of Heathrow, commercial partners, suppliers, and passengers. As part of the new strategy, Heathrow has already invested £500,000 in R&D to cut noise and carbon emissions.

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Sources: http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/organizational_change/libby_maccarthy/heathrow_moves_towards_carbon_neutrality_new_su

 


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Richard Barney, Good360’s EVP of Partnerships, is responsible for working closely with corporate partners to create programs that help them do good, better. Richard brings years of business-to-business sales and leadership experience to the nonprofit world and is tasked with ensuring that corporate partners realize a strong ROI from their partnership with Good360.
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Richard Barney, Good360’s EVP of Partnerships, is responsible for working closely with corporate partners to create programs that help them do good, better. Richard brings years of business-to-business sales and leadership experience to the nonprofit world and is tasked with ensuring that corporate partners realize a strong ROI from their partnership with Good360.