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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport has recently published its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility report which looks at the positive impact the airport makes to the local community.  The airport delivers a wide range of benefits to its local communities through responsible investment and a focus on sustainability. Our CSR philosophy is based upon three pillars of sustainability, communities, environmental responsibility and economic investment.  To date, the airport has seen £300m of investment from the Peel Group, supports 1,000 jobs, and generates £62m per year back into the local economy.  Over 100 businesses are located on the airport’s wider Aero Centre Yorkshire site. Highlights from the report include:
  • DSA’s Bright Futures primary schools engagement programme
  • The airport’s Masterplan to create up to 13,000 new jobs with £1.6bn of construction investment
  • £30,000 raised in the last 18 months for its chosen charity Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • £17,000 granted to local community projects since 2015
  • A range of environmental initiatives including plans for onsite generation of zero carbon energy through a £3.2m new solar farm, supplying a third of DSA’s annual energy consumption
  • Plans for a central leisure and community plaza to support the site and local community growth
  • New state of the art advanced manufacturing and logistics site, potential for up to 5,300 new jobs
  • A focus on the airport’s heritage

Robert Hough, Chairman of Peel Airports Group and Peel Group Board Member said

“We are delighted to publish this document, demonstrating our significant impact and contribution to the local community and economy. The Airport is about much more than going away on well-deserved holidays. It is a beacon for the local area and perhaps most importantly, it provides and creates opportunity for current and future generations

Our aim for the Airport has always been to drive regeneration, create new jobs, skills, training and opportunity, and boost local growth.

We are creating a place where people can live, work and travel, also a place where businesses come to flourish.

We recognise that it’s a privilege to operate in the community and we take this responsibility across our three core pillars of communities, environmental and economic very seriously.

The airport and the Peel Group would like to thank the local community and our stakeholders for all your support. You all play a crucial role in where we are today and in realising our bright future for the good of the area”

Community Investment Fund

Our Community Investment Fund helps projects in the Sheffield City Region and we are inviting local community projects and organisations to bid for grants to help improve the local area.

The fund was set up to enhance and improve the natural and built environment in the local community.  Since opening we have worked closely with our local communities and have worked with many local organisations to help make a positive difference and we have awarded over £15,000 since the fund was announced.

Criteria for funding and the application form are contained in pdf and Microsoft Word formats below:


pdf Word doc

If you have any questions or to find out more on how to apply for funding please email community@flydsa.co.uk

Bright Future Schools Engagement Programme

What is it?

The DSA Bright Futures schools engagement programme aims to inspire more children and of greater diversity to consider careers in aviation and aerospace.

Young people are arguably the airport’s most important group to engage with as it is they who will provide the skills and expertise to support DSA and its surrounding site in the future.  Offering local children and people the opportunity and chance to live and work locally is a key part of our Vision.

The programme is designed to reach out to local primary aged school children (ages 7 – 11) and share with them the exciting range of opportunities that may be available to them in the future within aviation, advanced manufacturing and logistics.

It is about highlighting the range of roles at the airport such as engineers, cargo operatives, air traffic and within passenger operations.  The programme was first launched in 2018 as part of the public consultation on the Masterplan with hundreds of children taking parts in assemblies and careers events.

What does it involve?

The programme offers a visit from a DSA representative to your primary school to speak to an assembly, whole school or take part in a school’s career event.

The visit will include a presentation on the airport, including case studies from members of airport staff sharing their journeys into working at the airport and the opportunity for children to ask any questions.   All airport colleagues involved in the visit have full DBS checks.

How can our school get involved?

Should you be interested in arranging a visit as part of the Bright Futures schools engagement programme, please contact community@flydsa.co.uk

The programme is not restricted to the Doncaster area.

Why is the programme focussed on primary schools?

The programme is focussed on primary schools given children currently attending will be of an age that will likely to be seeking to enter the world of work during the middle of the airport’s Masterplan period.

Whilst many jobs exist already at the airport, the middle of the airport’s Masterplan is when a large proportion of the airport and the site’s development is expected to be well underway and therefore providing fantastic opportunity for local children and people.

Should your school (primary or secondary) have students who have shown a particular enthusiasm through careers advice for aviation, the airport would be happy to consider some bespoke activity.

Important note

Unfortunately due to a large area of the operation being in a restricted airside area of the airport and the high level of security around the airport, we are unable to support visits to the airport from schools at this time. This is something we hope to review in the future.

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