The Nadi International Airport is now the first airport in the South Pacific to receive Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 1 Certification from the Airport Council International.
This accreditation recognises the efforts put in by Airports Fiji Limited to reduce their carbon emissions.
Executive Chairman of Airports Fiji Limited Faiz Khan says that to be recognised amongst some of the biggest airports in the world is a remarkable feat.
Khan says they are targeting to attain a Level 3 or 3+ certification in the near future and this will be done by further reducing their carbon footprint.
He says that they have also implemented a Carbon management Policy to help manage their carbon performance.
Khan says that the accreditation demonstrates the determination of the airport in operating in an environmentally sustainable manner.
He says that they have included more natural lights into their terminal by using energy saving LED lights, sensor activated lights, a new water chiller Air Conditioning System and a Building Management System.
Khan confirms that they are also looking at other renewable energy sources such as solar.