Heathrow Airport

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Heathrow Airport doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 30

Heathrow Airport has a DitchCarbon Score of 30 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability measures. This score suggests that the airport has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to other companies. Heathrow Airport needs to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability efforts.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Heathrow Airport is part of the aviation industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Heathrow Airport is situated in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental performance suggests that the airport’s operations are likely aligned with sustainable practices due to the country’s overall low carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 16.55% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1946, Heathrow Airport is situated in Hounslow and operates within the aviation industry as the UK’s only hub airport. Serving as a critical economic asset near London, it facilitates the travel of approximately 70 million passengers annually to and from 90 countries. Heathrow offers a range of services, including support for 86 airlines, and is the UK’s largest single-site employer, emphasizing continuous improvement and development across its operations and workforce.

Good news, Heathrow Airport has set SBTi climate action goals

Heathrow Airport has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. This commitment involves a rigorous approach to cutting emissions across all operational activities directly controlled by the airport.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Heathrow Airport should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting and encouraging sustainability across their supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

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