We are here: Environmental Sustainability
Sustainability remains a constant in all of GVK's projects and initiatives. One of the highest priorities for us during project implementation and planning is safeguarding the environment. Rather than approaching it as an additional activity, we see it as a inherent value which is built-in to our processes.
All projects under the GVK portfolio conform to the international norms of sustainable development.
GVK has a high degree of focus on environmental sustainability and in keeping with this philosophy, we have built in-house expertise to develop Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects and obtain the registration and issuance of the same in the form of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Along with reducing carbon footprints, GVK collaborates with local communities to educate and inform the people about environment and sustainability. We believe that guidance and education are essential to include a larger set of people into our sustainability initiatives.
GVK CSIA, Mumbai have earned the Accreditation Level 2- REDUCTION for the year 2014-15, in recognition of their efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions, as part of the airport industry’s response to the challenge of Climate Change.
GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd. leads Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for utility sector in CDP-13.
GVK KIA successfully upgrades its Airport carbon accreditation certification to Level 3 Optimisation, a major landmark in GVK’s sustainability initiatives.
GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd. has been ranked 2nd in the country across all sectors for its Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).
GVK CSIA in Mumbai has been awarded the globally recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation for 2012-13 by Airport Council International (ACI) for its pioneering Carbon Footprint Management system and processes implemented.
Various GVK Projects are eligible for carbon credits under Clean Development Mechanism.
Kempegowda International Airport is one of the first Indian airports which has migrated its ground vehicles operation to Biofuel (supplied by KSBDB) with an objective to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.
GVK CSIA is the first airport in India to voluntarily and proactively initiate its carbon footprint mapping process.
The world Environment foundation has recognized GVK KIA to become the first airport to win the Golden Peacock Award for their excellent work on environmental management.
Recognition for GVK's Sustainability Initiatives
GVK MIAL has bagged the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability’ for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).
GVK KIA has been adjudged the Best Maintained Landscape/Garden in the Big Garden Category at the Bangalore city Landscape Garden competition, organized by The Mysore Horticultural Society.
GVK MIAL has released "The Sustainability Report 2014" that highlights its significant achievements. GVK CSIA is the 1st Airport in Asia and the 5th in the world to release a report as per the G4 guidelines.
GVK CSIA has been bestowed with first prize for landscape development near Vile Parle Flyover under flyover greenery and beautification project at 19th Flower show and Garden competition
GVK CSIA T2 receives LEED Gold certification for its environmental stewardship.
GVK KIA receives Gold rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
GVK Kempegowda International Airport receives Gold rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
GVK KIA wins the 'Most Innovative Environmental Best Practice Award – 2013' at CII-Environmental Best Practices Award. The GVK KIA team also bagged the "Most useful Project Presentation" award at the event chosen by close to 75 participants through voting at the forum.
GVK KIA received a Special Outstanding Award for Best maintained Gardens at the recent Landscape garden competition organized by Mysore Horticultural Society.
GVK CSIA, Mumbai has been awarded the globally recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation for 2012-13 by Airport Council International (ACI) for its pioneering Carbon Footprint Management system and processes implemented.
GVK KIA brings home prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Environmental Management 2012
Jegurupadu CCPP has been rated as 'Eco Star Gold' by TERI.
Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board recognized the Jegurupadu plant for outstanding contribution to the development of the Eco Park.
GVK KIA (Kempegowda International Airport) has won the prestigious Water Award for outstanding work in water management and sustainability at the Bangalore Water Summit.
GVK KIA has won the "Most Innovative Environmental Best Practice Award.