Why Mumbai International Airport fills us with hope this Environment Day

Why Mumbai International Airport fills us with hope this Environment Day

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GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd
photographs: GVK MIAL

‘CSMIA became the proud recipient of Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality certification. The airport has achieved this highest ACA level of Neutrality in recognition of its GHG management initiatives with greater awareness and sensitization of the stakeholders towards the airport industry’s response to the challenge of climate change. It is the only Indian airport to publish a sustainability report annually that addresses the salient aspects and achievements of the airport to create an environmentally conscious culture’, says GVK MIAL

In today’s scenario, if your business isn’t sustainability developing, then it isn’t developing at all. The term ‘sustainability’ is at the helm of any business, be it small, medium or large. Unlike any other airport development projects, transformation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), a brown-field project was one-of-its-kind infrastructure project in the world. The design of Terminal 2 portrays the magnificent character of the White Peacock, representing flight, as well as rare beauty. The terminal is completely designed keeping in mind principles of Green Building design, and have successfully achieved LEED Gold rating for design, and IGBC Platinum rating for construction and operation in 2016, making it the first Indian Airport to receive this rating with the existing building (O&M) rating system. In the age of global warming and unbalanced equipoise of the ecological system, the innovative methods and initiatives undertaken by the Mumbai International airport promises a sustainable tomorrow for the new generation.

The airport in its journey towards carbon neutrality was certified by Airports Council International (ACI), the global authority of international airports, in May 2017. CSMIA became the proud recipient of Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality certification. The airport has achieved this highest ACA level of Neutrality in recognition of its GHG management initiatives with greater awareness and sensitization of the stakeholders towards the airport industry’s response to the challenge of climate change. It is the only Indian airport to publish a sustainability report annually that addresses the salient aspects and achievements of the airport to create an environmentally conscious culture.

The Mumbai International Airport has installed 3,205 kWp capacity of solar power plant with more installations under process. This in turn increased the total renewable energy used by the airport up to 200% and helped generate a threefold increase in total energy output without relying on other sources.

When there’s a system in place for everything, the efficiency and functionality of any organization is at its maximum output. Be it emissions, energy, noise, water, air quality, waste, biodiversity or wildlife management, Mumbai International Airport has ticked all the boxes in maintaining and monitoring a proper system.

  • GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd <br> photographs: GVK MIAL
    GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd
    photographs: GVK MIAL
  • GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd <br> photographs: GVK MIAL
    GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd
    photographs: GVK MIAL
  • GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd <br> photographs: GVK MIAL
    GVK Mumbai International Airport Ltd
    photographs: GVK MIAL

All this stands testimonial to that fact that the Mumbai International Airport has been the pioneer in green initiatives in the airport infrastructure space on a global level, given the fact that it is the busiest single runway airport in the world.

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