London Luton Airport (LLA) has published its latest Responsible Business Strategy (RBS), setting out sustainability targets and commitments for the next three years

The new RBS focuses on four themes: People, Community, Infrastructure and Partnerships. Key initiatives will include the continued decarbonisation of London Luton Airport (LLA)’s fleet and ground handling operations, self-generation electricity supply and the launch of a new community education programme.

“As a progressive airport, we are committed to delivering continued, positive change for our local communities, the economy and the environment. LLA’s evolving RBS objectives underline the airport’s ambition to be a champion of sustainable aviation and demonstrate the important role we play in the region,” said Alberto Martin, chief executive officer at London Luton Airport.

“Our RBS is based on the principles of collaboration, transparency and innovation, creating a mindset that ensures sustainability is rooted in our operations and culture and ensuring that we continue to operate ethically and grow responsibly. We have achieved several important milestones since launching our first RBS in 2020, and it’s vitally important that we continue to build upon this momentum across all aspects of our operation.”

LLA has also published its 2023 Sustainability Performance Report, outlining progress over the past five years and providing an update on the airport’s environmental and social sustainability impact in 2023. Highlights include the launch of the new all-electric Express rail service and Luton DART, a brand new fully automated and electrically powered shuttle, a Green World Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice, and LLA becoming only the third major UK airport to achieve Level 4 ‘Transformation’ in the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme, for its efforts to drive down emissions.

David Vazquez, head of sustainability at London Luton Airport, said “As we continue to grow responsibly and sustainably, we are determined to play an influential and collaborative role in the aviation sector’s move towards sustainability. I am immensely proud of the progress we have made. Our latest sustainability report highlights the significant strides that we have taken as we work towards our target to become a Net Zero carbon airport by 2040.”

LLA was the largest major European airport operator of quieter, more fuel-efficient next-gen aircraft in summer 2023
LLA was the largest major European airport operator of quieter, more fuel-efficient next-gen aircraft in summer 2023 LLA