Tour OperatorsCarbon Fund will invest in nature-based solutions through TreadRight Foundation.

The Travel Corporation toughens climate action commitments

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Uniworld chef utilising Leanpath food waste tracking system onboard.
Uniworld chef utilising Leanpath food waste tracking system onboard.

The Travel Corporation (TTC) is heeding calls for the travel industry to lead the way in combating climate change by resetting its climate action commitments.

The travel company has become the first global tour operator to introduce verified net zero targets validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

TTC has also introduced an industry leading internal carbon fund to achieve carbon zero.

The travel company’s new Climate Action Plan prioritises reductions and eliminates the use of offsets, while TTC’s not-for-profit foundation, TreadRight, will move to focus on nature-based solutions, in support of its three pillars of Planet, People and Wildlife.

“Our focus is to identify a way forward that marries what the science is telling us with solutions to enable our decarbonisation. We need to reduce our emissions and the surest way to do that is through direct investments into our business and our operations,” says Shannon Guihan, TTC’s chief sustainability officer & head of TreadRight.

“The Carbon Fund, in concert with our TreadRight Foundation, enables us to invest in decarbonisation in two ways: by utilising the Carbon Fund to reduce the emissions we produce, and by prioritising financial support for nature-based solutions through TreadRight.”

The Travel Corporation includes brands such as Trafalgar, Contiki, Red Carnation Hotels and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, which has become the first river cruise company to introduce verified net zero targets validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).

These targets align with the scale of reductions required to keep global temperatures below an increase of 1.5 degrees.

“Protecting our planet is a responsibility that we don’t take lightly at Uniworld, and we’re proud to be making great strides to achieve this through measurable, science-backed steps,” says Ellen Bettridge, president & CEO of Uniworld.

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