Posted 10 October 2022

IndiGoGreen 2.0: Flying responsibly towards a people-centric future

Releases its second ESG report and the first report in the Indian aviation sector aligned with the GRI Standards and SASB- reinforcing commitment to being a responsible aviation company

Achieved around 18% emissions intensity reduction target one year ahead of schedule (target period is FY 2015-16 to FY 20222-23)

  • We have joined the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) initiative which aims to blend 10% SAF in all aviation fuel consumption by 2030
  • National, October 10, 2022: India’s leading carrier – IndiGo, published its second ESG Report. Featuring the theme “Flying Responsibly.” IndiGo’s second ESG report outlines the company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility achievements in FY22 under the three ESG pillars: Environmental, Social, Business, and Governance.
  • IndiGo is continuously improving the measures to safeguard the climate and the environment, maintaining responsible and fair relations with its employees, and actively engaging in numerous social initiatives.

Mr. Kiran Koteshwar, Chief Programs Officer and Head - ESG, IndiGosaid, “In a year full of opportunities, challenges, and uncertainty, providing air connectivity to everyone remained core to our business. With respect to ESG, we have embarked on a journey that is rooted in driving change both inside and outside the organization. The organization was steadfast in delivering on our values as we made significant progress toward our ESG goals throughout the year. Our momentum and drive are to provide best air connectivity in domestic and international markets in a responsible manner. As such we are driving the evolution of our sector in an effort to integrate aviation with climate protection.”

Environmental initiatives

  • IndiGo received delivery of its first aircraft operating on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Airbus on 18th February 2022
  • CO2 emission trend - Fuel accounts for 99.5% of our Scope 1 emissions footprint. Therefore, through concerted efforts, we are seeking to reduce the emissions intensity from our jet aviation fuel consumption by 18% between FY 2015-16 and FY 2022-23. We are firmly on course to meet this target by the end of FY 2022-23
  • Started using environment-friendly equipment such as the Ground-Power Combo units as replacement for the conventional APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) usage on ground. This has helped reduce ATF usage by APUs by 80%
  • Adopted several energy-efficient practices to reduce the environmental impact of its aircraft and on-ground vehicles such as the utilization of electric tugs which has increased by 30%. We also use the Eco Luggage Freight Loader (‘E-BFL’) to load and unload baggage and freight from cargo compartments and is entirely electrical
  • We have also managed to reduce our ecological footprint through effective waste management and recycling practices such as converting discarded seat covers and carpets into bags, folders, pouches, etc 

Social initiatives

We undertake a wide range of social initiatives which focus on our core pillars of Children and Education, Women Empowerment, Environment and Heritage. Some of the key highlights of our social initiatives for FY 2021-22 have been provided below:

  • Initiatives aimed at improving access to education and nurturing excellence and in FY 2021-22, despite COVID-19, the education initiativeshelped retain more than 31,000+ children in school and ensured that they continue their education
  • The initiatives for empowerment of rural womenhave led to an average income increase of 10-15% for 55,000+ rural women through ‘on farm’ and ‘off farm’ initiatives
  • Achieved 1.21 Lacs+ CER (Carbon Emission Reductions) in last 2 years through the installation of biogas units
  • Also focused on conservation of heritagestructures in different parts of the country. In addition to the restoration of important historical structures including the Lal Bagh Palace in Indore, the programme has contributed to the economy by creation of 6,000+ days of work for the traditional craftsmen, stone masons, and other artisans from the community.

Business and governance initiatives

Strong corporate governance is the foundation upon which strong ESG initiatives are built. Our focus is on building and maintaining appropriate governance structures which help inculcate a culture of responsibility and accountability which is embedded in every aspect of our business. As we continue our ESG journey, we will ensure that our governance procedures evolve to support and facilitate ESG integration.

To access the full report, please visit: https://www.goindigo.in/information/indigo-green.html

About IndiGo

IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 74 domestic destinations and 26 international destinations. For more information, please visit www.goIndiGo.in or download our mobile app.

1600+ Daily flights
70+ Domestic Destinations
25+ International Destinations
300 million + happy passengers
280+ Fleet tall