Scenic Group report highlights 95% single-use plastic reduction

Scenic and Emerald Cruises parent Scenic Group has reduced single-use plastics across its operations by 95%, according to its 2023 Impact Report.

The report outlines environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments in line with the company’s Cherish the Planet platform and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition to the reduction in plastic usage, the report highlights investment in ship design to protect the aquatic environment and the launch of menus promoting locally sourced and sustainable agreements.

It also reiterates Scenic’s commitment to community engagement through its Cherish the Planet sustainable touring inclusion programme.

Glen Moroney, founder and chairman of Scenic Group, said: “At Scenic Group, we balance ultra-luxury travel with environmental stewardship.

“We understand that responsible practices are crucial not just for safeguarding the world in which we live but also for ensuring that we can continue to bring our guests to some of the most extraordinary places on earth.

“Our commitment to sustainability secures the future of transformative travel and is critical to our dynamic growth strategy.”

Director of sustainability Phil Jordan added: “Our strategic approach not only focuses on operational enhancements but also on deepening our connections with the communities we visit.”

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