TUI Travel in environmental focus

TUI Travel in environmental focus

TUI Travel has exceeded its latest and most stretching airline carbon reduction target of 9% by 2015 on a 2008 baseline. Across its six airlines, the Group has reduced its relative carbon emissions by 9.3% in 5 years, and a year before its Sustainable Holidays Plan concludes.

Average CO2 per revenue passenger kilometre now stands at 70.7g- an improvement of 3.2% since 2012, making us one of the most carbon efficient airlines in Europe and beyond.

Jane Ashton, Group Director of Sustainable Development, TUI Travel, said: ‘TUI Travel’s aim is to support sustainability change at scale, both across our own operations and the wider industry.

“We made a significant step towards this in 2013, when TUI Travel airlines’ carbon efficiency improvements exceeded our expectations, and we saw a major shift in the number of our hotel suppliers who have now achieved credible and independently-audited sustainability certification.

“We look forward to building on this in 2014, the 3rd and final year of our Sustainable Holidays Plan, as we strive to fulfil our 4 goals and 20 commitments.” Ashton added.

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In December, TUI announced its partnership with Boeing on the 2014/15 ecoDemonstrator programme, which seeks to design, create and test high-tech sustainable developments for aircraft of the future.