Scenic's Cherish the Planet Community is more than sustainability...it's a commitment to creating positive change, to sustainability practices and rich community partnerships. We aim to leave as small as footprint as possible.
We are committed to environmentally responsible tourism and protecting the places we visit. Our sustainability ethos, Cherish the Planet, was launched in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Cherish The Planet ethos aims to reduce our environmental impact and to ensure that collectively, we build a sustainable way of operating and conducting business.
We want to ensure that we can continue to offer our guests amazing experiences to explore all the natural beauty this planet has to offer.
These six goals are blueprint to achieve a more sustainable future for all.
1. Leave No Waste Print
As we constantly look at new ways to reduce our waste print, we are proud to announce that in 2023 we will have eliminated all guest single-use plastic on board all Scenic owned vessels around the world, both river and ocean. This will be achieved by removing plastic drink bottles and straws, offering complimentary refillable bottles to guests and filtered water stations across our ships and introducing refillable toiletries in our suites featuring premium spa brands.
2. Rebalancing CO2 Emissions
We are committed to designing and operating our ships in an efficient and sustainable way, hence reducing the impact of fuel consumption on the environment. We have partnered with an accredited independent third-party organisation to calculate the average carbon footprint of our guests on each of the journeys we operate globally. This data will be used to set tangible targets for reducing our carbon footprint.
3. Sourcing Sustainably
As we cruise through Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, fresh produce is sourced from the local markets and the onboard herb garden (available on selected ships). Our goal is to source sustainably every step of the way to support the communities we visit and avoid the extensive footprint of food storage and transportation. Everyone at Scenic are committed to the Cherish the Planet ethos guidelines to procure, contract and source all levels of suppliers and partners sustainably.
4. Growing with Communities
We are committed to meaningful and respectful cultural interactions with the communities we visit. In consultation with local leaders and third-party organisations, we have developed and implemented sustainably aligned guidelines to include at least one Cherish the Planet experience in each itinerary we offer. Our goal is to ensure local businesses benefit from our guests visiting their region as we work together towards a sustainable future.
5. Grow from Within - Value Diversity
The people at Scenic are at the very core of what makes our journeys truly memorable. We value diversity and currently employ over 50 nationalities from across the globe. We believe it is a strength to have different perspectives and that it helps us find the best solutions and services for our guests. We treat all crew and employees equally, independent of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, or religion.
6. Advocate Health, Safety & Security
We have created an engaging workplace that supports the wellbeing of our staff, prioritising health and safety. To ensure every staff member is fully immersed in our Cherish the Planet ethos, we provide extensive and continuous training to support their well-being and promote health and safety as a priority.
We work closely with and fund local projects that help to maintain the natural beauty and improve living conditions in the regions we visit. Here's the latest projects we've been supporting: