AUGUST 4, 2016 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals.
In 2015, Carnival Corporation announced 10 goals for reducing its environmental footprint, while enhancing the health, safety and security of its guests and crew members, and ensuring sustainable business practices among its cruise brands, business partners and suppliers.
As part of the effort, the company and its 10 global brands have implemented strategic energy reduction and conservation initiatives.Progress made against these 10 goals to date, includes:
- Reduced the company's carbon intensity rate by 2.8 percent resulting in a 23.4 percent overall carbon dioxide emission reduction relative to the 2005 baseline
- Equipped 41 percent of cruise ship fleet with exhaust gas cleaning technology to reduce sulfur compounds and particulate matter from engine exhaust
- Improved the company's carbon footprint with order of world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled cruise ships, as well as the first cruise ship to be powered by an LNG hybrid barge while in port
- On track to meet the 10 percentage point increase in fleet-wide capacity coverage of advanced waste water purification systems (AWWPS)
"We know it is increasingly important to have sustainable and transparent operations, so we work hard every day to run our company in a sustainable way, and to share those practices broadly, so that our guests can feel confident that they are making a responsible decision when they book a vacation with us," said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Corporation. "We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable voyage for our guests and crew members as our cruise line brands create great vacations, while at the same time maintaining our deep commitment to protecting the oceans, seas and destinations we visit."
Download the full report HERE