- 2030 emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative: 24 percent reduction for TUI Airline, at least 46.2 percent for hotels and 27.5 percent for cruise
- TUI sets new standards for the tourism industry – first ocean cruise company with approved science-based targets and first leisure airline
- Sebastian Ebel, CEO of TUI Group: "TUI is to become the climate pioneer in our industry. The next milestone is 2030. Our emission reduction roadmaps reflect the state of knowledge and technology today. However new tech solutions for climate protection are being developed every day. We won't wait for them, but we will use them to accelerate our progress. Net-zero as quickly as possible is our most important goal in terms of sustainability. We will also communicate this to suppliers and partners. Anyone who works with TUI must be prepared to pursue ambitious goals and walk the path with us."
- Development of SBTi targets with internal and external experts since 2020
With a clear commitment to achieve net-zero emissions well ahead of 2050 and science-based targets by 2030, TUI Group CEO Sebastian Ebel presents the Group's Sustainability Agenda. The strategic framework brings together the company's sustainability initiatives and programmes with a clear mission: to significantly reduce TUI’s environmental footprint and maximize positive socio-economic impacts in holiday destinations.
The three building blocks of the Agenda, ‘People, Planet and Progress’, are underpinned by fifteen focus areas to be implemented across the business – from investments in state-of-the-art aircraft to ambitious energy savings across the board, from promoting local sourcing in hotels and more sustainable fuels for cruise ships to expanding the certification of hotels and experiences according to internationally recognized sustainability criteria. TUI supports and takes action to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is fully embedding ESG criteria in its corporate governance. The Sustainability Agenda was developed by an international team of experts from the company in close collaboration with the business units. Sustainability is therefore firmly anchored in all of TUI's business areas.
"We are in a decade of sustainable transformation – for TUI and the tourism industry as a whole. We want to strengthen and further develop tourism as a global driver of prosperity and development. TUI will continue to lead the tourism industry in sustainability – with our ambitious goals, pioneering initiatives and holistic approach. Sustainability is a top priority for me personally and for TUI. We have proven in the past that we have the expertise and the right approach to make tourism more sustainable. That's why we don't see sustainability as a threat – for us, it's an opportunity. We wanted to be led by the latest climate science, which is why we are working with the Science Based Targets initiative,” says Sebastian Ebel, CEO of TUI Group.