HYDERABAD: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad here, has been conferred with the certificate of Level 3+ (Carbon Neutrality) at an event at Doha, Qatar, recently.
According to a statement from the company issued on Wednesday, GHIAL was granted Level 3+ status by Airports Council International (ACI) in December 2016. Kerrie Mather, ACI president(Asia-Pacific) gave the certificate to SGK Kishore, CEO; Manish Sinha, COO, and Narayanasamy Venkatachalapathy, head (safety & environment), of GHIAL.
The ACI certified RGIA with Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality under its Airport Carbon Accreditation programme which is the industry standard for assessment of airports’ efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
The programme, launched in June 2009, comprises four levels: Mapping (Level 1), Reduction (Level 2), Optimisation (Level 3) and Neutrality (Level 3+).