- 2017 Progress Report marks mid-way point in the ambitious Better Holidays, Better World strategy
- Hotels: Over 20 million “greener and fairer“ holidays delivered over the last three years1
- TUI’s airlines: on average 24% more efficient than the six largest European airlines2
- Cruise operations: delivered 5.5% reduction in CO2 emissions per cruise passenger night compared with 2015
- 7.3 million Euros raised in 2017 to support good causes and enhance the positive impacts of tourism, using the TUI Care Foundation to support this work
TUI Group, the world’s leading integrated tourism group, today launched its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress against the Better Holidays, Better World strategy. The ambitious 2020 strategy is built around four core pillars where the company aims to create change at scale to advance sustainable tourism – in its own operations, through its value chain, customers and employees, and across the wider industry and beyond. With 2017 marking the mid-way point in the strategy, significant progress has already been made in the first three years.
In this report, TUI maps key initiatives to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As well as managing the company’s impacts on the economy, society and environment, the Better Holidays, Better World strategy aims to share the benefits of tourism with local communities in the form of jobs and educational opportunities, while protecting human rights throughout the value chain. The TUI Care Foundation was established in 2016 as the central platform to enhance positive impacts of tourism in destinations.
Thomas Ellerbeck, Member of the Group Executive Committee and responsible for sustainability says, “Social and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin when it comes to our social responsibility. From the introduction of extremely carbon-efficient aircraft to hotels with recognised high environmental standards, from excursions characterised by their sustainability criteria to projects which facilitate vocational training for local youth in the growing tourism sector. TUI’s sustainability strategy ‘Better Holidays, Better World’ stands for a holistic approach to the challenges of more sustainable tourism, across the entire value chain of a holiday.”
Jane Ashton, Director Sustainable Development at TUI Group says, “As the world’s leading tourism business, TUI Group has a responsibility to advance sustainable tourism. Three years into our six year strategy, our goals remain challenging. But with the efforts of our colleagues and suppliers, and the fruitful collaborations we have embarked upon with destination partners and other experts, we are optimistic that we are on the right track to deliver better holidays for a better world.”