Belfast International Airport understands Corporate Responsibility (CR) as its responsibilities to its employees, customers, suppliers, regulators, community and the environment. The senior management team supports the objectives and principles of CR and this policy will help to translate these into a common, consistent approach for everyone.


CR Policy

Standard of Conduct: We will conduct every aspect of our business by living our Vision and Values and by respecting the interests of our employees, customers and third parties.


Policy: By developing a policy for CR and embedding that policy throughout the company, Belfast International Airport is showing its commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way that is sensitive to the needs of those impacted by the business.

We are committed to...

o   Developing, valuing, safeguarding and engaging a workforce where there is mutual trust and respect in line with our Vision and Values

o   Ensuring the customer is at the centre of all that we do

o   Building strong, trust-based relationships which ensure business partners have the opportunity to benefit from their relationship with us

o   Ensuring we are trusted partners of government and regulators and assist in delivering on economic and regional development

o   Maintaining strong mutually beneficial relationships with the local community and education providers in particular, as outlined in our community and volunteering policy.

o   Operating in an environmentally sustainable manner, in line with ISO14001, and continually striving to improve our impacts



While every employee has a role to play in our CR policy, the senior management team has overall responsibility for its strategic direction.

BIA’s CR committee will put in place an annual action plan showing our targeted programmes and initiatives. This will be updated on an on-going basis, reflecting business strategies and developments.

The committee will consist of employees who volunteer to play a role in BIA’s CR programme.


CR Principles

  • Employee opinion survey - demonstrates the company are committed to creating an environment where employees at all levels feel that they can speak honestly about the company and issues of importance to them - commit to discussing outcomes at senior management level and develop actions on the back of the research.
  • Occupational Health and Safety policies - commit to improving safety in the workplace - develop incentive awards to encourage employee participation
  • Value and develop employees


  • Safety - commit to providing safe environment in relation to security & premises.


  • Business partners should have the opportunity to benefit from their relationship with the company.
  • Effective to organisation in terms of cost, standards, practices and policies towards corporate responsibility.


  • As corporate members of society, the company should be allowed to advocate their views to regulators when they are formulating public policies that affect the business and its stakeholders.
  • Build relationships, trust and confidence.
  • Community/Social Involvement i.e.
  • Corporate Social Investment which is defined as any voluntary activity in cash or in kind, beyond commercial and legal contributions, that contributes to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the local community.
  • Participate in community initiatives and challenges - targeted to focus on activities that aim to enrich public and community life and projects that focus on giving people within the local community the training, education and opportunities to help them develop.
  • Environmental Impact i.e.
  • Aim to reduce water, energy and materials use, to reduce waste and increase recycling, to reduce airport CO2 emissions - audit, set targets.
  • Transparent public reporting against ISO 14001 standard.
  • Volunteer time and people

Belfast International Airport recognises the importance of establishing and maintaining links with local schools and colleges.

*We will therefore develop programmes with individual schools and colleges to suit their educational needs.

*Unfortunately we currently cannot accommodate school visits.

We recognise that our business activities have environmental consequences and we continuously review our environmental performance to seek to minimise and mitigate those effects. As a responsible business, we aim for all actions across Belfast International Airport to contribute to sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Read more on our Environment and Sustainability page 


We at BFS have launched our #LoveToGiveBack charity initiative. Each quarter three charities will be selected by our Charity Committee to go into a public vote. At the end of each quarter, the Charity with the most votes will receive 50% of the donated fund allocation, second place will receive 30% and third place will receive 20%. This is where we would love you, our passengers, to play your part. Simply VOTE, using the button below, for your chosen charity. More importantly please read all about each of these charities and all the fantastic work they do for our communities.

Love to Give Back