Carnival Corporation Releases 2019 Annual Sustainability Report

MIAMI, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Company & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s major cruise company, today introduced its 10th once-a-year sustainability report, formulated in accordance to the superior specifications of the Global Reporting Initiative. Titled “Sustainability from Ship to Shore,” the report is obtainable on the firm’s freshly redesigned sustainability website at www.CarnivalSustainability.com.

In 2019, Carnival Company realized the remaining targets within just its 2020 sustainability objectives and recognized new objectives as portion of its original 2030 sustainability objectives, which includes a commitment to reduce the fee of carbon emissions by forty%, which aligns with the Global Maritime Business (IMO) needs in alignment with the Paris Settlement and in aid of the United Nations Agenda 2030.

“At the core of our company-large sustainability endeavours are our best priorities as a corporation, which are compliance, environmental safety, and the overall health, protection and nicely-being of our visitors, the communities we go to and our crew,” said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer for Carnival Company. “The once-a-year sustainability report is critical to offering our stakeholders with a transparent perspective of our progress from vital metrics and demonstrating our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting communities and being compliant all over the place we operate in the globe. As we glance toward the potential, we will go on to innovate and make investments in sustainable initiatives to aid compliance and sustainable tourism.”

Carnival Company 1st shared its 2020 sustainability objectives in 2015, determining 10 vital goals, which includes lowering its carbon footprint, bettering the fleet’s air emissions, lowering squander generation, bettering h2o use efficiency, and supporting visitors, crew associates and area communities. The firm’s most recent sustainability report details progress created in 2019 to reach and surpass all those objectives, although defining an original established of sustainability commitments further than 2020. The progress contains:

  • Carbon Footprint: Achieved 29.1% reduction in CO2e intensity relative to 2005 baseline, which is more progress on best of achieving the first intention of 25% reduction in carbon intensity in 2017 in addition, the company dedicated to a new intention of forty% reduction in its fee of carbon emissions by 2030 relative to 2008 baseline.
  • State-of-the-art Air Good quality Programs: As of the conclude of 2019, seventy seven% of the fleet was equipped with State-of-the-art Air Good quality Programs, able of removing almost all sulfur from exhaust, enabling cleaner air emissions at port and at sea with no detrimental impression to the maritime environment.
  • Chilly Ironing: At the conclude of 2019, 47 of the firm’s ships highlighted the capability to use shoreside electrical power although docked, with the ships able to join at 12 world wide cruise ports equipped with the engineering, further lowering air emissions in ports exactly where this solution is obtainable.
  • State-of-the-art Squander Water Therapy Programs: Attained original intention by achieving a 10.3 percentage points enhance in protection of fleetwide potential relative to 2014 baseline.
  • Squander Reduction: Attained original intention by achieving