CSR Strategy & Recruitment

Our ambitious 2020-2025 CSR Strategy ‘Working together for a brighter future’ adopts a holistic approach to sustainability, outlining comprehensive commitments across three strategic priorities: Zero Carbon Airports, Opportunity For All and Local Voices. Our ambitious CSR Strategy gained recognition through the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) where MAG was listed as a ‘five star’ organisation and a ‘sector leader’ for 2020/21. The commitments within each of these priorities are designed to drive sustainable development at each of our airports and address the issues that matter most to our local communities. Delivering on these commitments will position us well to meet our flagship target of achieving net zero carbon operations no later than 2038 – 12 years ahead of the Government’s national commitment.

The Strategy embodies our commitment to creating a brighter future for all, leaving a sustainable legacy and acting as an environmentally and socially responsible organisation. As our Strategy enters its third year, we are continuing to address the issues that are most important to our stakeholders. A re-evaluation of our priorities has assured us that the bold commitments we set back in 2020 remain valid and continue to drive sustainability throughout our business and wider industry. As the first signs of our recovery emerged towards the end of the financial year, we remained determined to realise the commitments within our CSR Strategy. As we accelerate into a year of strong recovery, we want to make sure that sustainability remains at the forefront of our priorities, including in regard to employment and recruitment for our colleagues and throughout our supply chain.

We are committed to:

  • Achieving net zero operations no later than 2038

  • Transitioning to a fleet of ultra-low emission vehicles by 2030

  • Developing an employment charter to ensure all colleagues can achieve their full potential

  • Supporting a minimum of 7,500 people, between 2020-2025, through our Airport Academies

  • Ensuring we capture the voices of our local communities through new methods of consultation, including Youth Forums

  • Ensuring that 30% of colleagues participate in local volunteering programmes

For a full list of our commitments, see our CSR Strategy here.