IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) is a certification programme developed to independently assess aviation stakeholders (such as airlines) to continuously improve their environmental and sustainability performance.

IEnvA provides independent external assessment for its members to prove their consistent and continual environmental performance improvement on matters and issues that are relevant and significant to the airline. British Airways fulfilled IEnvA Stage 1 requirements in 2019 and is now working towards full Stage 2 compliance.

This Environmental Management System will be independently assessed and will ensure we continue to manage our environmental impacts to the highest industry standards.

Yearly Statistics

  • Onboard waste at hub airports

    Onboard catering waste including volumes later recycled and recovered at Heathrow and Gatwick.

    Measurement: ‘000 tonnes

    17,837 nr 9,817 8,098 19,261
  • Onboard waste per passenger at hub airports

    Onboard catering waste generated per passenger, including volumes later recycled and recovered at Heathrow and Gatwick. Passenger numbers are based on those inbound and outbound passengers who have their waste processed at London Heathrow and Gatwick.

    Measurement: Kg/passenger

    0.47 nr 1.00 0.95 0.73
  • Overall waste

    Includes waste from all streams – onboard, office, cargo and maintenance waste – and an extrapolation of waste processed at overseas caterers.

    Measurement: ‘000 tonnes

    35,610 nr 23,249 17,952 38,617
  • Overall re-used, recycled and recovered

    proportion of waste re-used, recycled and recovered (excluding incineration, landfill and other disposal operations).

    Measurement: %

    15% nr 18% 28% 23%