Lucienne Damm Environmental Manager, TUI Cruises, and Vice Chairwoman Futouris
TUI Cruises is a joint venture of TUI AG and the global cruise ship company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The company was founded in 2008 and offers holidays at sea for the german speaking market. The Premium All Inclusive concept appeals to couples and families who value free spaces, generosity, quality and individual service. Environmental awareness is anchored in the business philosophy of TUI Cruises. The new cruise ships set new standards for environmental-friendliness.
From the start, TUI Cruises was not only committed to the support of environmental protection but wanted to be actively involved. We are aware of our responsibility for nature and humans and are actively commited into sustainability activities. As a member if Futouris e.V. we hope to promote environmental protection in specific projects as well as to underline the importance of the work of Futouris e.V. and its members and to make it more popular in the public.
Sponsoring the following projects
Reducing the plastic waste generated by tourism and improving the recycling of unavoidable plastic waste on Balearic Islands – these are the goals of the industry project "Plastic-free holidays on the Balearic Islands" the Futouris members are implementing together with the Government of the Balearic Islands.
Where does the food that is offered on the buffet come from, how is it produced, is the food on my plate typical for the country? These are questions inwhich more and more travelers are interested.
Avoiding food waste is an important aspect of sustainable tourism. There are as yet no studies on the extent to which food waste on cruise liners can be avoided.
Food waste measurements in the participating hotel are carried out in cooperation with United Against Waste e.V. and their waste analysis tool. Based on the findings, a set of recommendations will be developed to promote a more responsible handling of food.
The members of Futouris e.V. want to develop a more sustainable range of dishes and drinks in hotels and on cruise ships and to promote local supply chains.
Futouris helps Juist to reach the climate-neutral status and become a global flagship project with scientific expertise as well as with financial and political support.
The commitment of the Futouris' members in the KAZA - Kavango Zambesi Transfrontier Area- aims at creating a concept for the sustainable development of tourism and improve the marketing possibilities for sustainable lodges.
In cooperation with TUI Cruises artificially cultivated corals are set free in order to counteract the massive decline of the coral reefs on Curaçao. Subsequently, the operation shall be implemented worldwide.