Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport), has been honoured with the Green Airport Recognition 2022 Platinum Award, by the Airport Council International (ACI). BIAL has won the award in the 15-50 million passengers per annum category for its outstanding achievements in carbon emission management. BIAL consumes nearly 100% renewable electricity (70 Mn units), leading to largely Zero Scope 2 emissions (>50000 MT of carbon emissions reduction).
Furthermore, BIAL also won the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability 2021’ for its ongoing efforts to minimise carbon emissions and improve the sustainability of its daily operations. Its initiatives such as Energy Neutrality, Water Positivity, outlawing single-use plastics at all retail food and beverage outlets, and its Sustainability Vision and Road Map 2030, were well received at the event.
Over the last decade, BIAL has implemented many best practices to achieve the organisation’s sustainability goals and has been at the forefront in driving sustainable aviation. Moving forward, as the business and operations at BLR Airport are expanding, BIAL’s sustainability vision is to ‘Touch lives by nurturing a sustainable future through initiatives that drive economic, social and environmental transformation.’
BLR Airport has won several prestigious awards for its sustainability initiatives. It was awarded the PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) Platinum certification by Green Building Certification Inc. (2022); has won the FICCI Smart Urban Innovation Award for Solar & Renewable Energy (2021); CII Most Innovative Environmental Project award, and CII Most useful Environmental project award 2021 for Climate Change Impact Mitigation and Adaption initiatives.