We minimise our emissions and support the development of low carbon infrastructure, to help the UK deliver on its net-zero carbon emissions target.
Reducing carbon emissions
We work to continually reduce carbon emissions across our operations and supply chain, and aim to be a leader in sustainable energy. We will reduce our airport operation emissions to net-zero and ensure that the growth of our airports is carbon neutral. We will contribute towards net-zero UK infrastructure across our divisions.
Introducing energy efficiency and management
We will continue to reduce our energy use and invest in climate-smart energy solutions at our sites and in our vehicle fleets. We will expand our renewable energy production through our energy business and increase our renewable energy use across all three divisions.
Our business provides important low carbon infrastructure to support the UK transition to a low carbon economy including supporting rail links, circular energy solutions and by providing efficient airport operations. Energy use is an important business cost and is tracked, managed and minimised as part of our continuous improvement processes across our operations including the management of our buildings and fleet.
We are also working to reduce our climate impacts by investing in renewable energy infrastructure electrification and exploring climate smart operating protocols.
The expectation is that carbon emissions will have reduced during the period, given the fall in passengers and flights. But this does not mean that we have put our environmental progress on hold. We are currently developing an energy data management structure to help us better record, and understand, our environmental footprint and emissions – especially as we transition to those classified as Scope 3. We have also signed up to the Airports Council International (ACI) and have progressed our ambitions with London Southend Airport moving to Level 1 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme in January 2021.
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Total emissions tCO2e (Scope 1 and 2) for FY18/19 and FY19/20
Analysis of Scope 1 emissions by key sources (tCO2e in FY19/20)