Hyderabad, 26 September 2022: GMR led Hyderabad International Airport has once again clinched the prestigious “National Energy Leader” and “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” awards at the 23rd National Award Ceremony for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’ organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) during the 21st edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit’ held from 22 - 25 Aug. GMR Hyderabad International Airport has been recognized with "National Energy Leader" and "Excellent Energy Efficient Unit" laurels for 4th and 6th year in a row, respectively.
Over the last three years, GHIAL operations have led to a substantial energy saving of around 5.41 MU (~ 4426 tonnes of carbon emissions reduction) owing to its sustainable initiatives towards energy efficiency measures. This has also led to a significant decrease in the GHG (Green House Gas) emissions at the HYD airport. It is worth noting that Hyderabad International Airport is also a Carbon Neutral Airport having Level 3 + ‘Neutrality’ accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.
Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO- GHIAL said, “This award reaffirms our unwavering commitment towards sustainable initiatives and our efforts to improvise and render the best use of the natural energy resources. GHIAL always adopts a consistent and proactive approach in implementing the latest energy-efficient solutions. Sustainability is at the core of all our airport operations and GHIAL aims to be a net zero carbon organization by 2040.”
The annual CII forum recognizes organizations engaged in implementing energy-efficiency measures and adopt best practices in their day-to-day operations. The jury evaluates participating organizations on some key parameters of energy efficiency and innovative thought processes adopted and GHIAL was appreciated for its initiatives.
The 'National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management' is instituted by CII to catalyze significant and innovative practices for the energy efficiency sector, thereby facilitating energy- efficient and sustainable growth for the Indian industry.