Left: A design rendering of the renovated terminal at London Luton Airport
A new report has highlighted London Luton Airport’s contribution to the local community in 2015, including raising money for charity, helping young people into work and reducing its environmental impact.
The airport’s annual Community Engagement Report published the results of its flagship employment scheme ‘Get into Airports’ – run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust – that worked with a total of 39 local young people in 2015, with 82% of participants securing a full-time job.
Luton Airport also partnered with charity Sue Ryder to raise more than £120,000 (US$170,000) for St John’s Hospice over two years, and will enable the charity to provide over 8,500 hours of care in 2016. A further £50,000 (US$70,000) was committed to good causes through Luton Airport’s Community Trust Fund, which was shared amongst 24 local organizations.
The airport also achieved full energy management system (ISO50001) accreditation in 2015 in recognition of its energy-saving initiatives.
Nick Barton, CEO of London Luton Airport, said, “As our £110m (US$153m) redevelopment project gathers pace, we remain committed to being the best neighbor we can be. At Luton airport we know that strong relationships with local residents, businesses and our charity and community partners are central to our success, and the fruits of these relationships are demonstrated in this year’s report. I am proud of the difference which we are able to make to our local community.”