Carnival on track to achieve 2030 sustainability goals

Carnival on track to achieve 2030 sustainability goals

Carnival Corporation

The report focuses on climate action; circular economy; sustainable tourism; good health and well-being; diversity; and biodiversity and conservation

Carnival Corporation has released its 12th annual sustainability report, Sustainable from Ship to Shore, that details the key initiatives and progress made in 2021 towards the cruise line’s 2030 sustainability goals and 2050 aspirations.

The report was developed with Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, and focuses on the six focus areas that align with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The focus areas include climate action; circular economy; sustainable tourism; good health and well-being; diversity, equity and inclusion; and biodiversity and conservation.

Carnival has committed to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 2030 and aims to achieve net carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050.

Carbon intensity reduction goals now require a 20 per cent improvement from 2019, rather than the previous baseline year of 2008. This new baseline year will help the company to better communicate recent sustainability progress and modernise its disclosures in alignment with developing best practice and reporting standards.

Key findings from the report show that Carnival is adapting to the use of alternative fuels and advanced air quality systems, alongside reducing its production of food waste and single-use plastics. Employee outreach programmes, disaster relief, community relationships and opportunities for further diversity were also prioritised in 2021.

“Thanks to the dedication, support and proactive efforts of our entire global team, ship and shore, we continue to make strong progress in advancing our sustainability programme across our six focus areas,” said Arnold Donald, CEO and chief climate officer for Carnival Corporation. “This effort includes our deep commitment to climate action and sustaining positive momentum toward achieving our carbon reduction goals for 2030, while working to be part of the solution to establish a path to net carbon-neutral cruising over time.”

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
14 July 2022

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