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Glasgow Airport

Industry: Aviation

About the organisation: 

Owned by AGS Airports Limited, Glasgow Airport is Scotland's gateway to the world, offering a wide range of domestic, European and long-haul flights. 

Glasgow Airport's key sustainability highlights:

  • Achieved carbon neutrality status in 2020 and have committed to achieving net zero by mid-2030s
  • Supports the promotion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, hydrogen and electric flight through the Sustainable Aviation’s Decarbonisation roadmap
  • Transitioning it's fleet to ultra-low emission vehicles
  • Working with partners, including the NHS, to trial the UK’s first medical drone distribution network

In detail:

Glasgow Airport, launched its Sustainability Strategy in June 2021 with a commitment to achieving net zero for its direct emissions by the mid-2030s.

The strategy sets out how AGS will balance the undoubted social and economic benefits of aviation with its climate change commitments.

Glasgow, as well as the Group’s other airports in Aberdeen and Southampton, achieved carbon neutrality status in 2020 and has now set a roadmap for its transition to net zero by the mid-2030s which will involve the decarbonisation of its infrastructure.

The strategy, which is anchored in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, sets commitments against a wide range of material issues including decarbonisation, biodiversity, modern slavery, circular economy, community support and how it will support its people. 

Hear from Derek Provan, Chief Executive of AGS Airports

“As we seek to regrow and restore the connectivity that will help drive Scotland’s and the UK’s recovery post-COVID, we will balance the undoubted social and economic benefits of aviation with our climate change responsibilities.

“We have made significant progress in addressing our own environmental impacts however, we recognise there is more work to do. In 2020 we became carbon neutral which is an important first step towards our ultimate goal of achieving net zero carbon for our direct emissions by the mid-2030s. Whilst this is a central pillar of our strategy, our sustainability commitments go beyond the decarbonisation of AGS. We want to create shared value and ensure our communities can share in our success as we seek to rebuild.

“In November, the world will look to Glasgow when we host the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26. This will be the opportunity for governments to agree a global response to what is a truly global challenge. At AGS, we are committed to working with governments to ensure we play our role in addressing the climate emergency whilst supporting economic and social development in the regions we serve.”

Want to learn more about how our Glasgow Chamber members are committing to positive climate action? Visit our Instagram page for our daily #sustainabilitystories.

 

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Glasgow Airport

AGS Airports Sustainability Strategy

 

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