OUR CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
First we went carbon neutral. Now for the next step: committing to carbon reductions and supporting the transition to a low-carbon future.
At Contiki, we want you to experience the life-changing benefits of exploring the world. We want you to see the big five on safari. To wander pristine coastlines or listen to the roar of a rainforest, intact and teeming with wildlife. We want to share the gift of travel with you and generations to come.
But unprecedented things are happening to our planet – the impacts of climate change are universal, and ignoring them won’t make it go away.
In 2022, we offered carbon neutral trips and invested in high-quality carbon credits. But the science has spoken, and it’s clear that we need to reduce our emissions before anything else (including offsets). We need to focus on reducing our emissions to get them as close to zero as possible. Our Climate Action Plan outlines how we will reach net zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2019 baseline year, with accompanying short-term and long-term targets that are validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) (this group is legit – nothing gets past them as they ensure all emissions are accounted for). So, in partnership with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, we’ve put in the work. Now it’s time to smash these targets:
Short Term Targets (2030)
- Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year
- Reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, business travel, and use of sold products 27.5% within the same timeframe
Long Term Target (2050)
- Reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2019 base year
Setting reduction targets is just one of the steps we’re taking to decarbonize our business. That’s why we’ve reset our Climate Action Plan to guide our efforts. Because we need to keep learning and adapting as the world moves closer to a lower carbon economy.