TUI’s ground operations consist of major premises, retail shops, brochures and transport vehicles. We have approximately 50 major offices and a retail portfolio consisting of around 1,600 shops throughout Europe. Our ground transport operations sit within Destination Experiences and operate around 300 vehicles.
In 2018 absolute emissions from our ground operations (offices, retails & brochures) were 9.3 % lower compared to 2017, a 17% reduction from our 2015 baseline. Relative emissions from our transport vehicles slightly rose by 2.3 %, but have still shown an overall reduction of 8.8 % from the 2015 baseline.
In 2018, over 55% of TUI Group’s energy for major premises and retail stores was purchased on a green tariff – up from 35% in 2017.
In 2018 TUI Group further reduced its printed brochures by 9 % comparedto 2017, a 23 % reduction again the 2015 baseline. Since TUI’s brochure reduction programme began in 2012, the business has reduced brochure manufacture by over two thirds.
From sustainable building design and electric vehicle charging to more efficient coaches and reduced use of paper, TUI Group is working to reduce the environmental impact of its ground operations.