Mumbai International Airport gains highest level of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Aerial view of Mumbai International Airport
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LONDON – Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has now achieved the Highest-Level 4+ “Transition” of Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme of Airport Council International (ACI).

This certification lauds CSMIA’s efforts in building a climate change strategy which provides a comprehensive framework for managing its carbon footprint.

With ‘Measure, Manage, Reduce and Communicate’ as its core objectives, it exemplifies CSMIA’s dedication and expertise in effectively managing its operations to contribute to a better tomorrow.

31 airports worldwide

From a global airport standpoint, with CSMIA’s addition, there are now 31 airports in the world that have achieved this prestigious Level 4+ accreditation and only 2 airports in the whole Asia-Pacific region.

And with this, it makes CSMIA the third airport to achieve the esteemed certification in Asia-Pacific region.

This accreditation adds to CSMIA’s milestones, as reaching Level 4+ ‘Transition’ means that the airport has aligned its CO2 management with global climate goals and compensated for the remaining residual emissions with high quality carbon credits.

CSMIA has been inching towards the reduction of carbon emissions under its Environment Social and Governance (ESG) policy commitments.

With continued focus on sustainability, CSMIA, year-on-year undertakes effective measures and sustainable practices, that display the airports’ firm belief & responsibility of contributing towards the global sustainability plan.

Airport statement

A CSMIA spokesperson said “It is indeed a matter of great honour to be achieving this key milestone in our journey towards attaining a sustainable future for CSMIA.”

“Level 4+ certification by ACI is a reward for the collaborative & sustained efforts towards carbon management and mitigation through absolute emission reductions and stakeholder partnering towards global climate goals.”

“This achievement signifies CSMIA’s commitment to being a green airport that creates sustainable value for its stakeholders responsibly.”

“As CSMIA aspires to become net-zero by 2029, this landmark event further encourages us to stay committed to our efforts in building a greener space in the aviation industry.”

ACI statement

“We are proud of Mumbai International Airport’s excellent achievement in reducing carbon emissions, setting an example for airports the region,” responded Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific.

“Mumbai Airport is firmly positioning itself as one of the leaders in efficient carbon management and this achievement truly demonstrates its firm commitment to invest in a more sustainable future.”

“It is a remarkable achievement in an era of unprecedented challenges for the aviation industry,” he concluded.

Net Zero by 2029

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is an international airport serving Mumbai and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

The Airport has set out a plan to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2029

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