At Uniworld, they believe sustainability is the key to a better world. In the course of traveling the great rivers of the world and meeting people from all over the globe, it’s nearly impossible not to stand in awe of the beauty and power of the natural environment, and the cultures that call it home. This love for the world around us drives the commitment to implementing sustainable business and travel practices, while supporting the nature and people around us ensures that the very places we live in and travel to will remain vibrant for future generations. The company-wide efforts to make a positive difference in the world are based upon the three pillars of environmental, social and economic responsibility:
In partnership with the TreadRight Foundation and the Travel Foundation, Uniworld created the first-of-its-kind Environmental Sustainability River Cruising Guide in 2013. They also implemented industry-leading green initiatives at their corporate offices, and partnered with WE Charity to help provide safe drinking water where it is needed most.
Their dedication to social responsibility takes many forms. In addition to providing excursions that immerse travelers in local cultures, they promote various charities, including the “Future of Khmer Children,” donate materials no longer in use on their ships, and help develop programs focused on preserving local communities and cultures.
From organic wineries to small, family-run enterprises, Uniworld is committed to supporting environmentally conscious business throughout the destinations to which we travel. By introducing guests to these local and sustainable ventures, they are able to provide truly unique experiences to travelers while bringing economic opportunity to the region.
Founded in 2008 as a joint initiative between Uniworld and each member of The Travel Corporation family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation encourages the sustainable development of tourism by supporting projects that benefit the environment, cultural heritages and local communities. Part of their work with TreadRight has been to ensure all of Uniworld’s products meet globalized standards of animal welfare and begin the process of eliminating single-use plastics across all operations by 2022.”
Uniworld has been recognized by Travel Daily Sustainability Awards as the ‘Best Sustainable Travel or Tourism Initiative’ in the River Cruise 2019 category.