CSMIA receives sustainability award from ASSOCHAM
CSMIA comments that the award honours the exceptional work of its staff members, who each day guarantee that operations at the airport operate smoothly.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has been awarded the ‘Best Sustainable Airport of the Year’ by the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
The ASSOCHAM ‘Best Sustainable Airport of the Year’ award is another addition to various prestigious laurels received by CSMIA in the past.
Recently, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) achieved the Highest-Level 4+ “Transition” of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme of Airport Council International (ACI), making it only the third airport to achieve the esteemed certification in the Asia-Pacific region.
As part of its effective implementation of the Carbon Management Plan, CSMIA initiated various path-breaking projects:
- Entirely switched to green sources for its energy consumption needs, making CSMIA one of India’s 100% sustainable airports
- Onsite Renewal Power Generation plant augmented to 4.65MW capacity
- Installed unique Vertical axis wind turbine & solar PV system of capacity 10KWp in March 2022, with four additional units to be installed in FY 2023
- Six EV charging station installed for encouraging EV usage at airport
- Conversion of higher Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant in AC’s and Chillers to lower GWP refrigerant
- Emphasising on the need to reduce, reuse and recycle, CSMIA has also installed Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) to encourage passengers and the airport community to recycle plastic bottles
- The RVM can accept and compress 450 bottles per hour and can compress about 70% of the waste so that it can be easily transported to recyclers thus saving key resources, emissions and cost liable for transportation and logistics
- Retrofit for EC fan at AHU at Terminal-2, CSMIA, Mumbai
- Replacement of CO2 based fire extinguishers with non- CO2 based (ABC type) fire extinguisher to reduce the carbon emissions – 50% replaced
- MIAL owned 45 conventional fuel vehicles are being replaced with electric vehicles (EVs)
- Plastic waste (PET bottles) recycling through installation of Reverse Vending Machines
- 132 numbers of stakeholder equipment/vehicles operating at airport are electric
- Offsite waste disposal emission reduction by reuse and channelising waste to recycle
- Reduction in taxi time and congestion by collaboration with AAI, Airlines and MIAL operations
- Infrastructure runway re-carpeting, upgradation and strengthening of taxiways etc. help in landing and take-off emission reduction.
This recognition is a testament to the efforts put forth by the airport in its endeavour to create a better and greener future for the aviation industry while providing a world-class experience and comfort to all its passengers. The award does not only honour the hard work put forth by the airport, but also recognises best-in-class services and innovations that are implemented timely.