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GMR Hyderabad airport bags award

Published by Metro India News on July 12, 2015 00:41:19 AM

GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has been declared as the winner of 'Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA)' for the year 2015 for having attained achievements in the field of Environment Management at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). Prakash Javadekar, minister of Environment & Forests and Climate Change (I/C), Government of India presented this award to Manish Sinha, COO, GHIAL during the 17th World Congress on Environment Management' at Delhi.

The Awards Jury under the Chairmanship of Justice Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India, former chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal of India & Authority for Advance Ruling (Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax) selected GHIAL for this award. Speaking on this accomplishment, SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “RGIA is one of the major hubs in South & Central India and the first Greenfield airport to be built and operated on a public private partnership model.

Over the years we have adopted several green practices and have received prestigious awards such as ACI Level-3(Optimization) Airport Carbon Accreditation, we are also the first airport in Asia to be awarded the Leadership Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver Rating for its eco-friendly design. The Golden Peacock Award for Environment Management is in recognition for various green initiatives implemented at RGI Airport, Shamshabad. The award affirms our commitment towards environment sustenance.”

Golden Peacock Awards received over 469 responses across the various categories of institutional awards, including the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA) from corporates including SMEs, public, private and government enterprises. A total of 245 applications were short-listed.