CSMIA Releases 5th Edition of its Sustainability Report 2020

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | February 8, 2021: Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), the operator of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), announces the publication of its fifth biennial sustainability report to 2020. The report, which covers the years 2018-19 and 2019-20, describes the airport’s approach, activities and achievements against the three criteria of sustainability, namely social, environmental and economic. The report reflects CSMIA’s ongoing efforts to achieve its long-term sustainability goals and balance rapid growth and development with environmental protection and social competence. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

Sustainable development has always been at the heart of CSMIA’s decision-making process, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of airport operations and ensuring inclusive growth by contributing to the economic and social development of society. The 2020 Sustainability Report highlights AIRSC’s key measures, including carbon neutrality, energy savings and emission reductions.

Speaking at the release of the CIAM Sustainability Report, Mr. R.C. Jain, Executive Director of IALM said, “We have made great progress and achieved several important milestones on our journey towards inclusive growth. For the fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20, the airport generated an economic value of INR 384,74.40 million and INR 35,527 million respectively and distributed an economic value of INR 37,160.70 million and INR 36,394.90 million respectively in operating expenses, salaries and employee benefits, community investments and payments to capital providers and governments, to name a few.”

He added, “While this report covers our achievements in the past two fiscal years, there are many more projects in progress that we will report on in our next sustainable development report.”

CAISC’s sustainability initiatives are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – Integrated Option, the Airport Operator Sector Supplement (AOSS) and the National Voluntary Guidelines (NVGs) on Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities. The CSMIA 2020 Sustainability Report has been externally audited by Bureau Veritas Certification in accordance with the requirements of AA1000AS (2008) – Type 2 Moderate Level.

CAIAMC is the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to publish a sustainability report according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. It is also the first airport in India to receive a GRI “A” rating for its sustainability report in 2012. The report aims to inform stakeholders about the progress made by the airport on key sustainability issues such as climate change, health, safety, security, environment, employee welfare, etc. in order to create value in various forms in the short, medium and long term.

With the goal of becoming one of the best airports in the world, CSMIA has made concerted efforts in all three pillars of sustainability : (1) maximizing value creation for its stakeholders, (2) aligning with industry best practices to address environmental challenges, and (3) developing an inclusive community approach. By focusing on corporate social responsibility, CIAM seeks to integrate sustainability into its core strategy and core activities. In doing so, CIAMA has established itself as a truly global airport that meets international standards in design, processes, service and facilities, and is committed to improving sustainability and passenger service by providing the best possible travel experience.

Sustainable Development Goal (planned)

  • Metrology company – installation of a weather monitoring system
  • Green solar power source – Off-site green solar power from renewable sources.

Sustainable development goal (under development)

  • Shared Fuel Fleet – a means to improve fuel supply to aircraft turbines at the airport

Sustainability highlights for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

  • It successfully operated 1,004 aircraft per day, the highest number in the world for a single runway airport as of December 8, 2018.
  • 15% increase in cargo throughput
  • A 10% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions of CO2 from 2016 to 18 and a 9% reduction in other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) from 2016 to 18.
  • 100% free disposable plastic
  • 44% Increase in total solar energy production
  • During the reporting period, more than $8.8 million was spent on CSR initiatives.
  • The ASQ score for 2019 is 5.00, compared to 4.99 in 2018.
  • 88.24% of purchases in Maharashtra
  • 75% Newly recruited local staff
  • 1,08,644 work hours devoted to staff training during the reference period
  • Mapping sustainability efforts against national voluntary guidelines (VGPs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • Displays CIAMS’ sustainability performance against the 126 GRI standards.

The report can be found here, Sustainability Report 2020.

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