Sustainability Initiatives – A case study of RGI Airport, Hyderabad

Sustainability Initiatives – A case study of RGI Airport, Hyderabad

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Sustainability Initiatives – A case study of RGI Airport, Hyderabad


GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. •

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Enterprise for building and operating Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.

Total area of land : hectares

The Airport was commissioned in 2008

Airport capacity : 12 million passengers and 3 lakh tons of cargo handling per annum

GHIAL is a joint venture company promoted by;





13% 2



GMR Group & its Vision GHIAL is a part of 5 billion dollar GMR Group which has got strong presence in the infrastructure area, particularly Airports, Energy and Highways

Vision “GMR

Group will be an Institution in perpetuity that will build

Entrepreneurial Organizations, making a difference to Society through creation of Value”


…by establishing a culture ingrained in deep rooted Values & Beliefs Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Deliver the promise

Henry Ford

Mahatma Gandhi

Albert Einstein




We value intellectual modesty and dislike false pride and arrogance.

Nurturing active curiosity - to question, share and improve.

We value a deep sense of responsibility & self discipline, to meet & exceed on commitment

We seek opportunities. They are everywhere.

Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay

Teamwork & Relationships Going beyond the individual encouraging boundary less behavior.

Martin Luther King

Respect for individual We will treat others with dignity, sensitivity and honor.

Mother Theresa

Social responsibility Anticipating and meeting relevant and emerging needs of society.




Driven by Group’s Passion, Patience & Perseverance, we have come a long way…


RGI Airport - Phased Development GHIAL commissioned RGI Airport in a record time of 31 months Design Capacity mppa


Phase 1


March 2008

Phase 2


As per traffic trigger

Phase 3 & 4


As per traffic trigger




Key Features of the Airport A few firsts in India

• Fully automated Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC) • Tallest ATC Tower ( 75 m)

Emphasizing passenger comfort

• International brand Concessionaires • 5 Star Airport Hotel • CUTE (Common User Terminal Equipment) & CUSS (Common User

• Longest taxiway (4395 m);

Self Service) enabled check-in.

• Code F facility : A380 Compatible • Open Access model for fuel supply

• Slumber lounge with shower and nap facilities.

• 4 level inline baggage screening • Swing-gate Operations

• Apollo Medical Centre • Transfer facility


GHIAL has received several awards Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) “silver rating” - 1st airport in Asia & 2nd airport globally to have won this certification. Outstanding Concrete Structure of AP award 2008 by Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) World Routes award by ORBIS UK, for CSR projects undertaken around the Airport CNBC Infrastructure excellence award for Airports Best Airport Marketing award (Asia) in 2009 and again in 2010 in Routes Conference World’s best airport in ACI ASQ 5-15 mn pax category in 2009 and again in 2010. World’s 3rd best in 2011. World’s 2nd best in 2012 CAPA Environment Award of the year : Airport, 2009 Certifications: • ISO 9001-2008 (Quality Management System), • ISO 14001-2004 (Environment Management System), • OHSAS 18001 – 2007 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), • ISO 10002 – 2004 (Complaints Management System) • ISO 20000 (IT Service Management) • ISO 14064-1 : 2006 (Quantification & reporting of greenhouse gas emissions & removals) • ISO 50001: 2011 (Energy Management System) 8



GHIAL has received several awards ‘Favourite Indian Airport’ award by Conde’ Naste Traveller magazine ‘Best Greenfield Airport in India’ by Air Passengers Association of India ‘Best Airport in India’ National Tourism Award by Ministry of Tourism for 4 consecutive years 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 ‘Certificate of Merit’ in National Energy Conservation Awards – 2011 by Ministry of Power

AP Garden festival- 1st prize 4 years in a row ( 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), in Private Institutions category, by Department of Horticulture, Government of A.P.

BEST PERFORMING DOMESTIC AIRPORT award in SATTE 2012 Travel awards Project Management Institute, Hyderabad for its outstanding contribution in the field of aviation. Best Cargo Airport in India and Best Cargo Terminal in India 2012 Award by ACAAI Best Airport in the Indian Subcontinent - EMERGING MARKET AIRPORT AWARDS 2013 Best Airport under 10 mppa category in the World by Air Transport News 9

GHIAL has received several awards (2/2) ‘Best Airport India’ Award at the Skytrax World Airports Awards 2010 and 3rd Best in 2011 & No.1 in the year 2013

GHIAL has been awarded 5-star Rating and ‘Sword of Honour’ by British Safety Council for its Safety Management System. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad won “Best Airport (India)” Runner-Up in India’s Best Award 2012 announced by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia

FICCI CSR Award 2012-2013 for its Corporate Social Responsibility. First airport in the country and 2nd in Asia Pacific to receive Level 3 Accreditation by ACI for Airport Carbon Emission Management




Sustainability initiatives at GHIAL With the firm belief that sustainable growth is not possible without paying the needed attention to Environmental Management and Conservation, GHIAL has taken several green and environment friendly initiatives


ECONOMIC ASPECTS • Economic Value Generated • Risks and mitigation • Suppliers • Local procurement • Local hiring and job creation • Investment in environment protection • Investment in social development


SOCIAL ASPECTS • Community development • Health and safety • Best place to work • Labour practices • Human rights • Product & service stewardship • Bribery and corruption


ENVIRONMENT ASPECTS • GHG emissions management • Material & energy intensity • Green supply chain • Reduce, reuse and recycle • Clean energy use • Waste reduction and management • Water management 11

Leadership and Environmental Management All the initiatives flow from a strong Environmental Policy with total top Management Commitment.




Achieving sustainability through …… Environmental Best Practices 

Greenbelt Cover

Green Buildings

Energy Conservation

GHG Management

Air & Noise Pollution Control

Water Management

Solid Waste Management

Environmental Quality Monitoring

Environmental Promotion

Community Development


Green Cover •

In an area of 273 hectares, greenbelt developed with various plants

971 hectares of natural greenery undisturbed

About 124 tonnes of CO2 / annum removal from the environment

RGIA received the best landscape award from the State Govt. in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013




Green Building A structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout the building's life-cycle

RGIA’s Passenger Terminal Building is certified for “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED) “silver rating” by the US Green Building Council (US GBC) 15

Energy Conservation  GHIAL has achieved electricity savings of 3.397 million kWh (kilowatt hour) on an average in the last three years;  GHIAL has been certified for ISO 50001, which is an international standard for energy management system Some of the important energy conservation measures include: 

Introduction of energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode )lighting

Implementation of Building Automation System

Optimization of air conditioning units according to ambient temperature and weather conditions




National Energy Conservation Award 2011


Greenhouse Gases Management  Management approach: •

Commitment in the environmental policy

Setting objectives and targets on GHG reduction

Providing necessary resources

Periodical review of the progress

 Steps taken : •

A detailed action plan was prepared for reduction of carbon footprint

An action team was formed with representatives from the respective areas

Roles & responsibilities were clearly defined and communicated

Training was imparted to the teams

Stakeholders were sensitized




Reduction in Carbon Footprint

In the year 2012, GHIAL reduced 4080 tons of CO2 e compared to the base year 2009 through ongoing energy conservation practices

32000 31000

Carbon intensity in kg/pax

30845 4.86

30000 28865


5 GHG emissions in tonnes CO2e


28000 26765

27000 26000 25000

Linear (GHG emissions in tonnes CO2e)

3.96 4




Carbon intensity in kg/pax

2 1

24000 Year 2009

Year 2010

Year 2011

Year 2012

0 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012


Airport Carbon Accreditation •

In recognition of carbon emission reduction achieved in 2010 and 2011… GHIAL Airport Accreditation received ‘LevelCarbon 2 – reduction’ ACI-Airport Carbon Accreditation in 2012

In 2012, the scope of the GHG was extended to the stakeholders (Aircraft LTO & ground handlers vehicles) and Level 3 – Optmisation ACI-Airport Carbon Accreditation was obtained in 2013

RGIA became the 1ST Airport in the country and 2nd airport in the Asia Pacific Region to get the level 3 accreditation




Air & Noise Pollution Control

• Battery operated vehicles

• FEGP units for aircraft in place of Auxillary Power Unit

• Pollution Control Measures for DG sets • Single engine taxing procedure / Restriction in the use of reverse thrust 21

Wastewater Management •

Wastewater is being treated in Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at site and reused for flushing and plantation

Sludge from STP is being used as manure




Rainwater Harvesting •The runoff water is collected from the paved areas into three major drains in the airside •Total

runoff water collection facility is 1,85,000 KL


water is treated through Oil & Water separator


recharge basin contains 10 recharge structures. Each structure contains 5

recharge wells •The

rainwater net recharge is estimated at 1.729 million cubic meter per annum


water is used for flushing and irrigation

Holding tank

Recharge well 23

Solid Waste Management •

Food waste generated from the airport is converted as compost on the site

Compost generation is about 355 tonnes / annum

Compost and STP sludge are being used as manure in place of chemical fertilizers

Paper and plastic waste are being handed over to recyclers

Used Oil, E-waste & Bio-medical waste disposed off to State Pollution Control Board authorised agency

Used Lead acid batteries are handed over to dealers on buyback basis




Continuous Environmental Quality Monitoring RGI Airport is the first airport in the Country to commission an integrated online continuous environmental monitoring station. Parameters Monitored •

Ambient air quality : PM10 & PM 2.5, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, Sound level.

Weather : Wind speed, wind direction, vertical wind speed, barometric pressure, air temperature, solar radiation, relative humidity and rainfall

In addition to this, a third party environmental quality monitoring is being done at 9 location in and around the airport


Environmental Promotion •

All Environmental related days such as World Environment Day, Earth Day, Ozone Day, etc., are observed with total support of the stakeholders

Various events are arranged for employees & their families, stakeholders and passengers to create the awareness and involvement




Competitions among staff children


Passenger involvement




Plantation by employees


Promotion of Public transport




Community Development •

Community development is carried out by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation – the CSR arm of the GMR Group - with a team of dedicated professionals for this work

The major thrust areas of work are: - Education - Health and Hygiene - Livelihoods

The community service started in 2006. The Foundation works intensively in 5 villages and extensively in around 25 villages


Education •

Built a fully-equipped school at Shamshabad for imparting quality education. Run by Chinmaya Mission

20% seats in this school are sponsored through Foundation for poor and meritorious students from neighbouring villages

6 Government schools and 7 Government Anganwadis adopted. More than 2000 children benefitted.

Infrastructure and support for education quality improvement (tuitions, vidya volunteers, teachinglearning materials, etc.).

IBM Kids mart Centre for technology enabled and activity based learning in 5 schools




Health and Hygiene •

Mobile Medical Unit providing free healthcare and medicines to over 800 patients of 55+ age group every week, in partnership with Helpage.

Free weekly medical clinics in 5 villages serving about 150 patients per week.

Over 1500 children covered in health check-ups every six months

2 Supplementary Nutrition Centres for pregnant and lactating women in operation. Have served more than 400 women in the last few years.

Eye camps and other targeted medical camps at regular intervals 33

Empowerment and Livelihoods •

A fully Residential Vocational Training Centre – GMR Varalakshmi Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods started in airport campus. Short-term vocational courses offered free of cost to drop out youth from villages surrounding the airport.

The training center runs vocational courses with industry partners like Voltas, Schneider, Hero MotoCorp, Jain Irrigation, etc.

Trained close to 2000 youth with more than 80% placement from 2006 onwards

More than 750 youth from around the area placed at the airport in entry-level jobs




Empowerment and Livelihoods •

Ladies Tailoring Classes at 4 villages. More than 700 women already trained. Specialized training on jute and paper bag making for income generation.

EMPOWER is an initiative to enable marketing of hand-made products made by GMR locations as well as other women Self-Help Groups (SHGs)

GHIAL has provided two shop spaces – one at international departures and other at Arrivals for this marketing initiative.

Office sales and conference orders are other sources of revenue.

The turn-over was Rs.75 lakhs for the year 2012-13.


Awards and Recognition •

CNBC TV 18 Best Corporate Citizen Award in 2010.

GMR Infrastructure Ltd adjudged the First Prize Winner for the coveted TERI–CSR Award for 2008-09.

RGIA-GHIAL was recognized as the Best Airport in the World for its CSR at the 14th World Routes Conference at Kuala Lumpur in Oct, 08.

GHIAL has been awarded the FICCI CSR Award 2012-2013.




RGI Airport is not simply a greenfield airport…….… It is a green airport

We look forward to your encouragement for our Green initiatives….

Thank You 37