Launched in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a ‘big picture’ way to view the material impact of our activities, and a benchmark to assess the relevance of our initiatives. The goals were a factor in the development of the TUI Care Foundation – our primary platform for funding destination initiatives – and will inform our strategy going forwards.
Tourism and the SDGs
The tourism value chain connects closely with many sectors and through these industries we have the opportunity to accelerate progress towards all 17 SDGs, however three goals focus in particular on sustainable tourism – SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG 12 on responsible Consumption and production, and SDG 14 on life below water.
TUI Group is committed to make our sector more sustainable and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a global operator and the world’s leading tourism business, we can drive change for the better – we also have a responsibility to tackle shared global challenges like climate change.
Our Better Holidays, Better World strategy aims to address key industry challenges and maximise our positive impact. It is built around four core pillars where we aim to create change at scale – in our own operations, through our value chain and customers, and across the wider industry and beyond.
In line with our strategy, we have chosen to focus on seven goals where we feel TUI can make a meaningful contribution.
Read more about TUI’s contribution to the goals in our latest Sustainability Report here.