Level 1 Statement of Progress, submitted June 2021
Our vision is to sustainably connect millions with personalised local experiences, leveraging our global expertise in Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and tourism. To deliver this vision, we know we need to take an active role in tackling the complex issues the world is facing, and that is why we’re committed to becoming a Future-Fit Business. We believe this will support thl’s long-term sustainability and resilience in the face of future disruption.
Our public commitment to the Future-Fit Business Benchmark in 2019 was an acknowledgement that a change in pace is required to tackle the urgent and complex issues the world is facing. The Australian and US bushfires, and the global impacts of COVID-19 on the travel and tourism industry has tested our resilience and strengthened our commitment to becoming Future-Fit. Over the last 12 months, we have shown we can make the changes that are going to be required, at a pace we had not imagined possible.
In 2021 our focus is to reset for the future, which has included prioritising our Future-Fit Goals to ensure we are addressing the material challenges for our business and industry at a system level, with a focus on reducing our vehicle emissions in our current and future fleet.
As a responsible tourism operator, we remain focused on ensuring our products do not cause harm to people or the environment through our responsible travel programs and that we protect the health of communities and ecosystems in sensitive destinations, such as caves in Waitomo. At our branches in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S., actions are underway to make progress on energy, water, operational GHG emissions and waste reduction goals.
Continual measurement against the Future-Fit indicators, a focus on our priority goals and a commitment to disclose an annual Statement of Progress will help to ensure we make rapid and consistent progress. We are working on completion of the full Baseline Future-Fit Benchmark Assessment and will be providing an in-depth update on our progress against the Future-Fit Goals in our next annual Integrated Report.
We are proud to be a ‘Future-Fit Pioneer’ and we are committed to not only transform the way we do business but to also to share our journey. Where we can, we aim to go well beyond the Break-Even Goals into Positive Pursuits, where we will actively seek to be a force for good. We look forward to transparently disclosing our progress when the new Future-Fit data hub is available and collaborating with other leading organisations to build a regenerative and resilient future.