The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) first official Impact Report released May 18 detailed progress against its 11 sustainability goals launched in September 2020.
Since the launch of How We Tread Right (HWTR) – the company’s ongoing five-year sustainability strategy, efforts have continued towards achieving goals that are anchored to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Key takeaways from the Impact Report highlight cumulative progress from September 2020 through December 2021. TTC developed net zero targets aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative; carbon neutral trips by Contiki since January 2021; sourced 28 per cent of its global electricity needs from renewable sources; switched nine additional properties to 100 per cent renewable electricity; introduced food waste management systems at 30 per cent of its hotels and Uniworld ships; and reduced printed brochures by 88 per cent from 2019.
The company offered 65 TTC itineraries visiting 110 developing regions; and introduced 554 Make Travel Matter Experiences across TTC itineraries as well as educational experiences designed to advance the UNSDGs, where in 2021, 51 per cent was achieved, surpassing the goal set to reach 50 per cent by 2025.
TTC also assessed 400 over wildlife experiences to ensure there was 100 per cent compliance with the company’s Animal Welfare Policy.