GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the company that runs Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, has been awarded the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) Chairman’s Order of Merit for its continuous efforts towards environment sustainability. GHIAL received the award during the CAPA 12 Annual India Aviation Summit in Mumbai in February first week.
The airport in Hyderabad was the fifth busiest airport in India, carrying about 14.3 million people in 2016. Recently, GHIAL airport became the first in the Asia Pacific region to be carbon neutral. SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, stated that Hyderabad Airport has got the Level3+ Neutrality status from Airports Council International under its Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme, which is a significant achievement.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme is the industry standard for assessing airports for their efforts to manage and reduce carbon emissions. Hyderabad Airport has achieved 3.97 million kilowatt hours worth of energy savings over the last four years from various energy conservation practices, thus reducing carbon footprint by about 3,331 tons per annum.
Date: 10-02-2017 | Source: The Hindu