Carnival Corporation has published a new report that details its sustainability efforts across ten cruise line brands, including the company’s 2020 goals.
The key features highlighted in the ‘2014 Sustainability Report’ include protection and preservation of environment, transparency and sustainability efforts.
Carnival Corporation chief maritime officer Bill Burke said: "Our goal is to make sure our 11 million annual guests have a great vacation experience, and to maintain a positive and thriving workplace for our employees."
In the report, the company has laid out ten goals that will help the company to lower its environmental footprint over the next five years.
Three of the goals focus on developing, deploying and operating exhaust gas cleaning systems for clean air emissions, increasing cold ironing capacity and further curbing the intensity of equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Additionally, the report includes developing a Maritime Security Training Program in the Philippines.
In November 2014, Carnival reportedly achieved its goal of reducing its rate of CO2 from shipboard operations by 20% a year ahead of its initial plan.
After meeting its initial goal a year ahead of schedule, the company has renewed its goal to continue reducing the rate of CO2e emissions by 25% from its 2005 baseline.
In June 2014, the Carnival Foundation pledged an amount of $2.5m over a five-year period to the Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading conservation organisations, to advance the preservation of the world’s oceans and seas.
Fathom, a new brand pioneering a new travel category called impact travel, was incorporated by the company in June last year.
It includes specific activities and programmes that enable guests to make a real sustainable impact in the communities to which the company travels.
Image: An image of Carnival affiliated cruise Breeze. Photo: courtesy of Tim Alex.