Looking Back At Sustainability @ Kuoni
For more than a decade, Kuoni has pursued a more sustainable and responsible way of doing business with its suppliers and in the destinations which our customers choose to visit. We have made substantial progress – starting from the “testing-ground” of a small environmental department in only one of our operating units to integrating sustainability values in our group-wide operations, including in our product development as well as procurement and production processes. Read more about our progress below.
Sustainability @ Kuoni through the years
1999 – Kuoni Switzerland establishes an Environmental Department.
2003 – Kuoni Switzerland achieves ISO 14001 certification
2005 – Kuoni Netherlands achieves ISO 14001 certification
2006 – The first Kuoni group-wide Corporate Responsibility strategy is approved by the Group Exectutive Board; Kuoni Switzerland achieves ISO 14001 re-certification.
2007 – Kuoni publishes the Kuoni Code of Conduct and the first Group Sustainability Report.
2008 – Kuoni develops a new Corporate Responsibility strategy based on stakeholder mapping and a materiality matrix. Kuoni develops its Supplier Code of Conduct.
2009 – Kuoni publishes the 2008/2009 Corporate Responsibility Report. Kuoni develops an informational flyer on how customers can help protect children from sexual exploitation in tourism as well as an informational film “Our Climate – We Care” explaining the concept of offsetting carbon emissions from flights.
2010 – Kuoni publishes the 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report, featuring the work of Swiss artist Marie Velardi, which highlights the possible future impacts of climate change on small island states. Environmental and social metrics are published for the first time, including the carbon footprint of Kuoni UK, Switzerland and Scandinavia.
2011 – Kuoni integrates sustainability reporting throughout the 2011 Annual Report. Kuoni engages with 18 internal and external stakeholders in the development of a Human Rights policy.
2011 – Kuoni Switzerland achieves the TourCert certification as first large tour operator
2011 – Kuoni Switzerland and Kuoni UK launch the first Fair Trade certified package
2012 – Kuoni Benelux Specialists achieve Travelife certification for tour operators
2012 – Kuoni publishes its Statement of Commitment on Human Rights as well as its human rights impact assessment for operations in Kenya