CSR / Sustainable Development

As a major actor in the development of the tourism industry in French Polynesia and conscious about the challenges linked to its operations (climate-energy, competition, new policies, etc.), Air Tahiti Nui is voluntarily engaged in a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative since 2015.
Our mission: To ensure sustainable air service that accompanies the development of the tourism industry of French Polynesia, while maintaining profitability and the high safety standards of our operations.


OUR CSR POLICY is based on 4 pillars and 10 commitments.

Maintain responsible operations of our flights from/to Polynesia in favor of trustworthy relationships with our passengers, freight clients and crews

N°1 : Guarantee the health and safety of our clients and goods transported

N°2 : Maintain a sustainable relationship with our stakeholders

Reduce the environmental impact of our activity

N°3 : Reduce our GHG emissions and participate in the fight against global warming

N°4 : Mitigate the environmental impact of our activity

N°5 : Contribute to the preservation of the destination Tahiti and its biodiversity

Be a responsible employer

N°6 : Share a common vision and maintain the foundations of a trust-based relationship

N°7 : Ensure health and safety at work

N°8 : Develop skills and support employee individual development

Accompany the development of Polynesia

N°9 : Integrate sustainable development into our activity and our business culture

N°10 : Support and encourage economic and social development projects in the country

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First sustainable development report 2016

This document presents the CSR initiative of Air Tahiti Nui and the current state of itsq contribution to sustainable development commitments since 2015-2016.

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Conscious that French Polynesia is vulnerable to climate change because of its location in the Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui published its first greenhouse gas emission assessment (BEGES), thanks to the support of ADEME Polynesia, to measure and to reduce the impact of its activity on the environment.

Summary of the results of the carbon assessment

95% of CO2 emissions are linked to the combustion of fuel on Air Tahiti Nui flights representing 440 000 tonnes of CO2 eq. over the year 2014; the highest expense item for an airline, Air Tahiti Nui operating mainly on long haul flights. This assessment allowed to identifying secondary emissions items linked to the on-board catering service, the passengers and employees flying with Air Tahiti Nui, etc.



This audit allowed us to:

La Polynésie, étant de par sa situation géographique dans le Pacifique, sensible aux effets du réchauffement climatique, Air Tahiti Nui a lancé son premier bilan d’émission de gaz à effet de serre* (BEGES) avec le soutien de l’ADEME, afin de mesurer et surtout de réduire son empreinte carbone.
Cet audit  a permis de :

  • Evaluate and assess the GHG emissions factors
  • And implement a reduction policy over a period of 3 years based on 4 focus areas
  1. Carbon efficiency of flights
  2. Internal environmental initiative
  3. Passenger awareness
  4. Carbon offsetting (medium term)

Factors of CO2 emissions in 2015*

Based on the results of the GHG emission assessment (BEGES), 2015, our passengers can evaluate the CO2 emissions linked to their flight.

Lines operated by Air Tahiti Nui (roundtrip)

Tahiti- Faaa – Paris- Charles de Gaulle) 2 355
Tahiti- Faaa - Los Angeles 1 309
Tahiti- Faaa - Los Angeles 1 046
Tahiti- Faaa - Auckland 715
Tahiti- Faaa – Tokyo-Narita 1 108

*Results based on real data from recorded flights (Energy consumption and the load factors of the flights) for the year 2014

An engaged Polynesian airline

Air Tahiti Nui signed several charters (network of Polynesian companies engaged in sustainable development) that consolidate its commitments towards its stakeholders and partners:

  • The eco-mobility charter in Polynesia since 2017
  • Founding-member of the FACE club Polynesia (to act against exclusion) since 2016
  • Founding-member of the Eco-responsible Polynesian companies club (CEPER) since 2015
  • Founding-member of the « Company actively engaged in employee health » charter since 2015
  • Member of the Human society association for the prohibition of the transport of hunting trophies on its lines