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Values & Beliefs
Values & Beliefs
We recognize that value creation goes beyond economic value. We commit to environmental excellence and sustainable work practices at IGIA. Environment Sustainable Management is an integral part of our strategy. It focuses on natural resource conservation, pollution preventions and skill developments by efficient integration of policy, system, procedures, infrastructures and community supports. All the aspects and associated impacts due to our services and operations are assessed by framework of ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management Systems (EMS).
Our commitment towards environment includes
Collaborative Environment Management Programs with stakeholders
Implementing environmental standards and controls
Adopting Sustainable Best Practices
Implementing Green Infrastructures
Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Management
Renewable Energy Developments
Resource Conservations (Water, Energy, Rainwater Harvesting & Materials)
Creating Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes
We at DIAL embrace the concept of sustainability by managing environment, maximising resource utilisation and maintaining excellent relationships with the community.
DIAL works in various fields to minimise the environmental impact of its operations. Noise abatement is one of the key areas the airport is focusing on. In order to reduce the aircraft noise, DIAL along with stakeholders such as Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Air Traffic Controller (ATC), Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have implemented various noise mitigation measures.
The followings are the various noise mitigation steps taken by DIAL:
Distribution of aircraft movement which has been done in the form of mixed-mode operation of the runways that provides benefit from noise experienced by a particular region;
Continuous Decent Approach (CDA); noise complaint system;
Restricted operation of chapter-2 aircraft (old aircrafts) and
Automatic aircraft noise monitoring System in all the approach of runways to monitor noise levels around airport and enable to identify noisy aircrafts.
All the above measures are implemented to managing the noise aspect successfully at IGI Airport. To lodge a complaint regarding Aircraft noise in your area please call us at 011-47198600
Air quality management & Emission reduction are focused areas at IGI Airport; Organization has taken various initiatives to improve air quality management and reduce emissions. To manage the air quality at IGIA, DIAL monitors air quality on regular basis. Air quality monitoring is done for parameters such as Suspended Particulate Matter(SPM), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Hydrocarbon (HC) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) & Ozone (O3).
DIAL has initiated various measures on emission reduction which include working on emissions from Aircrafts, Vehicles, Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and Ground Power Unit (GPU). To reduce the APU and GPU utilization, DIAL has installed Fixed Ground Power Unit (FGPU) facility in its New Terminal T3.
DIAL also initiated Green House Gas inventory program. It also facilitates employees to reduce their carbon foot print by carpool network initiative.
Integration of Green & Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Infrastructures.
By adopting Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) system and mixed mode operation in all runways aircraft delay and related emissions are reduced. As a part of emission reduction initiative airlines are advised to start the engine after getting permission from Air Traffic Controller (ATC). This will reduce substantial emission load at IGIA.
IGIA have installed dedicated CNG fueling station at airport, all airside vehicles use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to reduce the carbon emission load.
Water is one of the key elements required for the efficient, hygienic and customer friendly airport operation, thus water management is one of the major focus areas at IGIA.
Sustainable development and management of water resources by continual assessment, conservation, augmentation, protection from pollution and safe distribution.
Encourage water conservation by employee engagement, rainwater harvesting, consumption reduction & reuse of treated water.
DIAL has taken various initiatives towards sustaining water resource at IGIA. DIAL has set up advanced water treatment plant to provide good quality water to passengers in Terminals.
DIAL has installed 15 MLD plant to treat and reuse the wastewater for various purposes. This state of the art Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been designed and operating to achieve zero discharge and reduce water consumption. Treated wastewater is being used for HVAC makeup, toilet flushing and landscaping purposes which help in reducing and optimizing fresh water demand.
DIAL have installed rain water harvesting wells in the storm water drains to improve water resource availability in the region.
Use of low flow fixtures and applianc 1es for reduced water consumption such as low flush water closets and cisterns.
Waste management is an important aspect of environment management at IGIA. Cleanliness & proper waste management is extremely important in achieving high quality standard and safety measure against bird strikes. Organization works exclusively with waste management companies which employ the highest environmental standards to handle different kind of waste streams.
Our objective is to ensure effective waste management system for collection, segregation, storage and safe disposal of waste and comply with all regulatory requirements.
Waste such as Municipal Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, E-Waste, Construction and Demolition waste are handled and disposed as per the legal framework. DIAL regularly checks to ensure that these standards are maintained. Training and Awareness to the all stakeholders on Waste Management and Environment Management System are regularly provided. Waste papers are being sent to recycling unit for the waste paper reuse.
Environment Management System (EMS) at IGIA
is certified as per ISO 14001:2004 since 2009 by M/s DNV-GL. EMS provides an organized and formal approach towards managing environmental aspects and its impacts at IGI Airport. IGI Airport is also certified by M/s DNV-GL for ISO 14064:2011 for its “Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emission Management” practices and management. DIAL also achieved Level 3 (Optimization of GHG Emission) accreditation by Airport Council International (ACI) for IGI Airport.
Ensure all pollution prevention measure is adopted with sustainable infrastructure during the process
Ensure stakeholders participation in the airport development programs and environmental achievements
Communicate various stages of airport development programs to stakeholders and sustainability demands at IGIA
Assess and manage all possible potential environmental aspects and impacts that organization shall encounter (internal and external)
Train & educate the members on environment management requirements.
Collaborative Environment Management Programs:
IGI Airport has embraced sustainability and is implementing various initiatives towards achieving it. Collaborative Environment Management Program is one of the active measures incorporated towards sustaining environment at IGIA with the support of all stakeholders. All stakeholders along with DIAL members have united for this cause to achieve a more efficient, effective, pollution free and environment friendly airport environment.
Using Municipal Waste to Generate Electricity
One of the DIAL’s major holding companies,
is setting up a municipal solid waste processing complex to generate electricity from household garbage in a joint venture with
near landfill site, Gazipur. The plant will utilize about 1,300 tonnes of over 7,600 tonnes of solid waste produced by Delhi every day. About
8-10 Mega Watt (MW) electricity
would be generated from this plant using
refused derived fuel technology
. The electricity generated at this plant will definitely paved the way for all future endeavors of solid waste management and shall be sent through grid for usage in the Airport.
LEEDS Green Building Project
DIAL has taken initiative for the certification of new integrated passenger Terminal Building –T3 under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System.
The Green Building Rating System
is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which building uses resources, energy, water and materials – while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s life cycle through better sitting, design, construction, operation and maintenance. DIAL’s primary focus has been upon promoting energy efficiency to improve
and implement the
Organization has undertaken extensive flora and fauna studies to determine the biodiversity values that exist within the airport boundary. The findings have been further supplemented through additional studies that are being undertaken as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Animals are rehabilitated with the help of wildlife and forest department and NGOs to various Wildlife Sanctuaries of Delhi.
DIAL has carried out proper landscaping and extensive tree plantation along with the construction activities at airport. Trees have been planted around the water bodies of Delhi. A very intensive and dense landscaping works have been carried out at the IGI Airport, using thousands of medium to big shrubs and trees as per master plan. DIAL has planted trees around various water bodies of Delhi. Entire landscaping is irrigated with water conserving irrigation system with treated waste water. Automatic irrigation system with dedicated pipe line network is laid down around the airport to facilitate the treated waste water usage.
GHG emission reduction is one of our key objectives. Various emission reduction measures have been applied and installed to achieve our objective. According to IPCC report 2005, aviation sector contributes approximately 2% of the world’s anthropogenic (human-made) CO2 emissions.
Organization addresses its climate change mitigation through proactive Energy & Environmental Management Systems with in-built Green infrastructures (LEED-NC GOLD rated infrastructures), which enable us in aligning the leadership focus & enhance our capabilities to mitigate climate change impacts. DIAL also certified for Green Company (GreenCo) to Gold Level organization by CII for showing commitment in improving environmental objectives on energy, water, GHG, renewable energy, waste management, material recycling, green supply chain, LEED infrastructure and innovations.
Reduce GHG emissions from Airport functions
Encourage renewable and alternative energy sources
Support National Action Plan on Climate Change and International Civil Aviation Requirements on Climate Change
DIAL has implemented many more initiatives aimed at reducing GHG emission such as renewable energy generation by 2.14 MW Solar PV and SWHS, usage of LED lighting systems, Fixed Electrical Group Power (FEGP), energy efficient HVAC system, CNG vehicles operation, battery operated vehicles, Fuel Hydrant systems, Multimodal Connectivity, Energy Conservation Measures in all areas of IGIA are resulting in carbon emission reduction and natural resource conservation. DIAL is certified under ISO14064 and Airport Carbon Accreditation to Optimization Level by ACI for GHG accounting.
DIAL is recognized consistently for quality service. The prestigious awards we have received are a testament to our commitment to environmental excellence.
Terminal 3 Gold Rated for LEED from IGBC:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) India rating system is licensed by US-GBC to the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. Terminal 3 project was evaluated according to this system in the following categories; Terminal 3 achieved GOLD category from IGBC in February, 2011.
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation & Design
Green Company Certification
by CII at Gold Level, becoming first airport in India to achieve this landmark, March, 2015
Greentech Environment Excellence Award
2014 - Platinum Level, Jan 2015.
National Energy Excellent Award
by CII, Oct, 2014
Golden Peacock Environment Management Award
by Institute of Directors, July, 2014
Airport Carbon Accridation to “Optimisation Level” by Airport Council International (ACI)
for Carbon Management implemented at IGI Airport from 2013.
1st Airport certified for
Energy Management System
(EnMS ISO 50001:2011) by BSI, Aug, 2011
1st Airport enrolled for
UNFCC CDM benefits under Energy Efficiency Measures,
Founding Member of India GHG Program of CII
ISO 14001 –
Environment Management System
recertification audit by M/s. DNV, certified organization and sustaining from 2008.
ISO 14064 –
Emission Management System
recertification audit by M/s. DNV, certified organization and sustaining from 2011.
Developed Standardized Training Package called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and operation of Airport Infrastructure along with Aviation Academy and got approved by ICAO, July, 2014
Green Infrastructures are buildings which have the processes, fittings and building elements with high efficient utility use, use of minimum natural resources and have all required pollution prevention technologies & functions to reduce the building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle.
There are many ways one can define a green building:
Structures and Processes that are Environmentally Responsible and Resource-Efficient throughout a Building's Life-cycle: from Siting to Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, Renovation, and Demolition.
An Integrated Framework of Building's Life-cycle that Addresses Environmental, Economic, and Social impacts of buildings.
Use of Building Practices that Recognizing the interdependence of the Natural and Built Environment and seek to minimize the use of Natural Resources
Integration of Leadership in Energy and Environment Design New Construction (LEED-NC) criteria’s from concept to operation of The Green Building –Terminal 3 and its ancillary infrastructures to achieve sustainable and environment friendly LEED certified build environment at IGI Airport. Salient features of green building are:
Reduction in pollution & site erosion
Provision for eco-friendly vehicles
Rain water harvesting
Water efficient air conditioning
Use of recycled water.
Water efficient plumbing & irrigation.
Use of no Chlro Fluro Carbons based refrigerants.
Use of construction materials & interior finishes with high recycled content.
Energy-efficient electric lighting.
Terminal 3 has been awarded green building “LEED INDIA GOLD” rating from IGBC thereby making it one of the largest Green Buildings in the world.
Environment management - Work Authorization system
GHG inventory for IGI Airport
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