Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has become Airport Carbon Accredited at Level three ‘Optimisation’
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has announced that it has successfully upgraded its airport carbon accreditation certification to Level three ‘Optimisation’ of the programme. Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally-endorsed, carbon management certification standard for airports. The programme independently assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions with four levels of award: 'Mapping', 'Reduction', 'Optimisation' and 'Neutrality'.
Sustainability is a priority for all operations within the aviation and airports industry. Bengaluru International Airport’s approach to sustainability incorporates understanding and learning from experience and has progressively developed capabilities to respond accordingly to industry best practice. Airport Carbon Accreditation Level three recognises the achievement of carbon ‘mapping’ and ‘reduction’, extending the airport carbon footprint to include indirect Scope three emissions by engaging stakeholders through guidance and influence.
BIAL set up a system to measure and monitor the carbon footprints at the airport in accordance with Airport Carbon Accreditation. The scope three emissions have been calculated as per the same. According to the requirements of the certification process, all data was verified by an independent approved authority. All the compilations completed forms and various annexures were shared with Det Norske, VERITAS and AG Bangalore. The data was verified with all the stakeholders at the airport as part of the third-party verification.
BIAL received an Airport Carbon Accreditation Level two ‘Reduction’ certificate in May 2012. The certificate was received by the airport, in recognition of a series of green initiatives, adopted by BIAL, over a period of time.
Patti Chau, regional director, ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “Optimisation level requires the airport to have third party engagement in carbon footprint reduction, meaning the airport engages actively and works closely with its stakeholders to reduce carbon emissions. Airport Carbon Accreditation recognises the airport’s efforts in active carbon management. I congratulate Bengaluru International Airport on achieving certification at such a high level and also for its commitment in operating the airport in an environmentally, sustainable manner.”
G V Sanjay Reddy, managing director, BIAL, said, “We have once again demonstrated our passion and commitment