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ACI awards highest Level 4+ Transition and Green Airports Recognition to Kempegowda International Airport.

By achieving Level 4+ Transition under the widely respected Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB/BLR Airport), run by Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), has reached an important milestone. BIAL’s constant dedication to effective carbon management and sustainability is shown in this distinguished accreditation, which is overseen by the Airports Council International (ACI).

One of the greatest honors an airport may get under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is the Level 4+ Transition accreditation, which highlights BIAL’s goal of being net zero by 2030 and its ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions. In addition, BIAL has been recognised for its Plastics Circularity projects, such as the removal of single-use plastic and the construction of roads from plastic trash at BLR Airport, by receiving ACI’s Green Airports Recognition 2023 Platinum award in the area of airports serving 15 to 35 million passengers annually.

The achievement of Level 4+ Transition under the prestigious Airport Carbon Accreditation programme is a testament to our unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and our relentless efforts to reduce carbon emissions, according to Hari Marar, MD & CEO of Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), who spoke about the significance of this recognition. This distinction highlights our leadership in effective carbon management and highlights our commitment to guiding the aviation sector towards a more sustainable future. We are unwavering in our pursuit of cutting-edge techniques, financial commitments, and stakeholder partnerships to lessen our carbon impact and promote improvement in the sector.

“We are proud of Kempegowda International Airport’s excellent achievement in reducing carbon emissions and setting an example for airports in the region,” said Stefano Baronci, Director General of ACI Asia-Pacific. Kempegowda International Airport is firmly placing itself as one of the pioneers in effective carbon management by reaching ACI ACA Level 4+, Transition, and this achievement clearly indicates its solid commitment to invest in a more sustainable future. In a time of extraordinary challenges for the sector, it is reassuring to see airports making enormous efforts to mitigate climate change.  The Kempegowda International Airport’s receipt of the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2023 further demonstrates their dedication to pursuing environmental objectives.

BIAL has adopted a number of initiatives as part of its sustainability activities, including waste management programmes, energy-efficient infrastructure, and renewable energy projects. The airport’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond its operations and includes initiatives to involve the local community and raise environmental awareness. BIAL releases its annual Sustainability Report, which provides an overview of all its programmes and showcases its innovative green practices.

The six pillars of Water Stewardship, Net Zero Carbon Emission, Community Aligned Noise Management, Circular Economy, Sustainable Procurement, and Sustainable Mobility are at the center of BIAL’s sustainability journey. Together, they serve as the blueprint to a better future. The airport’s key principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Behavioural Change, and Compliance serve to support these pillars. 

The 11 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are directly supported by this strategic framework, while the other six SDGs are indirectly supported. The UN Global Compact project, a voluntary leadership platform for the creation, adoption, and disclosure of ethical business practices, has BIAL as a proud signatory.

Source- travel daily


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