Carbon Neutrality Status To RGIA, First In Asia Pacific
Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad received level 3 neutrality status regarding carbon by Airports Council International (ACI) revealed its operator GHIAL.
The prestigious certificate was given away by ACI’s president, Asia Pacific, Kerrie Mather to CHIAL CEO SGK Kishore, COO Manish Sinha and others.
The elated GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), a GMR group led consortium which maintains and operates the airport announced about conferring of carbon neutrality certificate a magnificent ceremony held in Doha, Qatar.
The certificate was given under Airport Carbon Accreditation programme of ACI, the industry standard for assessing airport’s efforts to manage and reduce carbon emission, said a statement released by GHIAL.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme launched in 2009, comprises four levels of detecting carbon levels – mapping (1st level), reduction (2nd level) optimisation (level 3) and neutrality (level 3).
While the Hyderabad achieved first and second levels in 2012, it got the 3rd level status in 2013. It took three years for it to achieve the highest level.
Describing it to be a feather in the cap, CEO Kishore said that they are also shifting to energy-efficient LED lighting for the entire airport. He said that 75 percent of it has been completed.