Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Southampton International Airport is about respecting and supporting people and communities and playing our part to minimise our impact on the environment. We believe we can make a positive long-term contribution to our employees, investors, business partners, the communities in which we operate and the global community.

Every employee at Southampton International Airport Ltd is committed to our CSR strategy because being a responsible company is the right thing to do, but it is also right for us as a business. We are creating real value with high customer service levels for our customers, employees, and partners while striving for social and environmental good in the community in which we operate.

Materiality Matrix

To ensure we have prioritised the right issues in our CSR strategy we conduct a formal materiality matrix review every three years. The items identified are those that are of most interest to our stakeholders and of highest importance to our business ensuring we have the correct shared priorities.

In order to ascertain what our materiality matrix would look like we asked both our internal and external stakeholders as well as the local community about what they thought were our most relevant priorities and where we should focus our efforts.

The issues are placed on a matrix that displays their position relative to the degree of stakeholder interest and current or potential business impact. The result demonstrates the material issues facing Southampton International Airport. The items identified through the materiality matrix should not be viewed in isolation; they are quite often interconnected and changes in one can lead to improvements in another.

SIAL Materiality Matrix

  • Environmental Management
  • Collaboration with our Community
  • Economic Growth and Operational Management
  • Empowering our People
  • Air Quality

    Air Quality

    Pursue practices and technology that improves and/or reduces emissions from aircraft

  • Biodiversity Management

    Biodiversity Management

    Control and manage our activities and development to ensure protection of the environment

  • Waste and Recycling Management

    Waste and Recycling Management

    We will minimise waste, promote recycling and eliminate landfill

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Pursue practices and technology that improves and/or reduces emissions from aircraft

  • Noise Pollution and Management

    Noise Pollution and Management

    We will limit and try to minimise the amount of noise generated

  • Community Impacts of Operations

    Community Impacts of Operations

    How the airport impacts the local community. The community will remain a key focus when reviewing or implementing changes

  • Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management

    Obtaining goods and services in a way that benefits the environment, the local economy and society

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Engaging with our neighbours and surrounding councils by sharing information and working with them to help us develop and improve our policies and practices

  • Safety and Security

    Safety and Security

    We will provide a safe place for our customers to enjoy; delivering a high level service to our customers and building a world class approach to safety and security

  • Compliance with Laws and Regulations

    Compliance with Laws and Regulations

    Continuous monitoring of compliance with laws and regulations to ensure that remain compliant

  • Ethical Business Practices

    Ethical Business Practices

    Ensure high standards of integrity in all business relationships both inside and outside of Southampton International Airport

  • Information Security

    Information Security

    We want our IT Systems and webpage to not only make our employees and customers’ easier and simpler, but we want them to be able to use it knowing it’s safe and secure

  • Employee Retention and Turnover

    Employee Retention and Turnover

    By investing in our people we can create an environment where they reach their full potential and we benefit from the full potential of their talent

  • Employee Well-being

    Employee Well-being

    We will continuously look to engage colleagues, providing an environment within which they can improve their health and well-being

  • Health and Safety

    Health and Safety

    We will work with our employees to ensure that we create an environment where each member of staff goes home safe and injury free

Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport
Level of Stakeholder Concern

Air Quality

Pursue practices and technology that improves and/or reduces emissions from aircraft

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Biodiversity Management

Control and manage our activities and development to ensure protection of the environment

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Waste and Recycling Management

We will minimise waste, promote recycling and eliminate landfill

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Climate Change

Pursue practices and technology that improves and/or reduces emissions from aircraft

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Noise Pollution and Management

We will limit and try to minimise the amount of noise generated

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Community Impacts of Operations

How the airport impacts the local community. The community will remain a key focus when reviewing or implementing changes

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Supply Chain Management

Obtaining goods and services in a way that benefits the environment, the local economy and society

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging with our neighbours and surrounding councils by sharing information and working with them to help us develop and improve our policies and practices

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Safety and Security

We will provide a safe place for our customers to enjoy; delivering a high level service to our customers and building a world class approach to safety and security

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

Continuous monitoring of compliance with laws and regulations to ensure that remain compliant

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Ethical Business Practices

Ensure high standards of integrity in all business relationships both inside and outside of Southampton International Airport

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Information Security

We want our IT Systems and webpage to not only make our employees and customers’ easier and simpler, but we want them to be able to use it knowing it’s safe and secure

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Employee Retention and Turnover

By investing in our people we can create an environment where they reach their full potential and we benefit from the full potential of their talent

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Employee Well-being

We will continuously look to engage colleagues, providing an environment within which they can improve their health and well-being

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

Health and Safety

We will work with our employees to ensure that we create an environment where each member of staff goes home safe and injury free

Level of Stakeholder Concern:
Current or Potential Impact on Southampton Airport:

  • Environmental Management
  • Collaboration with our Community
  • Economic Growth and Operational Management
  • Empowering our People