Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has announced a host of new sustainability goals, in tandem with parent company The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) five-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right.
Headed up by new sustainability officer Julie Higgins, the goals include reducing 50 per cent of food waste by 2025; increasing use of local and organic food products by its supply chain by 2025; carbon neutrality by 2030 or sooner; eliminating single-use plastic; switching to renewable energy; and offering guests sustainable tourism experiences in the form of MAKE TRAVEL MATTER experiences, designed to engage and give back throughout their river cruising journey.
“Our mission with Uniworld’s sustainability goals is to create a positive change through action with science-based targets, tackling everything from food waste reduction, supporting developing destinations and utilising local suppliers,” said Higgins.
“Being the first river cruise line to publish an Impact Report is not only a true testament to our dedication to these goals but ensures that we’ll transparently be monitoring in order to openly report on our progress with the environment and make actionable commitments for future impact.
“More travellers are beginning to prioritise more conscious travel as an integral factor in holiday planning, and I want our guests to know they can enjoy the luxury of world exploration while making a positive impact on communities, with a company that prioritises reducing its environmental impact.
“It is this passion for doing right by the people and land that we touch that makes Uniworld special to me and to every passenger who comes onboard.”