How can the cruise industry improve its sustainable design knowledge?

Elite Exhibitions shares five ways brands and designers can learn about green solutions

How can the cruise industry improve its sustainable design knowledge?

By Abigail McMahon |

Cruise brands are asking suppliers and designers to create sustainable interiors that will enable them to reduce the environmental footprint of their ships, while still delivering an impactful guest experience. But what is sustainable design and how can it be achieved? Elite Exhibitions shares five of the top ways businesses can improve their sustainability knowledge and become part of the solution

1. Read Cruise & Ferry’s 2022 Sustainable Maritime Interiors 2022 report.
The report is the largest undertaking within the cruise ship interiors industry to define sustainability, identify how it applies to the highly regulated sector, and lay out actionable change across the entire supply chain. Download a digital copy here.

2. Learn about the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Visit the UN website to see an overview of each goal, as well as an abundance of facts, figures and resources to help direct you to the right way to start your company’s sustainability journey.

3. Tap into the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s resources.
The institute aims to set the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. It focuses on five key areas: material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. The resources break each category into actionable changes that you can apply to your own business.

4. Experience sustainable design in person by visiting Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe.
To be held in London, UK, from 30 November to 1 December 2022, the two-day event will enable you to catch up with the cruise ship interiors industry’s latest innovations via conferences and intimate, participatory workshops, and get a close-up of the latest sustainable products at the exhibition.

5. Attend Sustainable Design Summit (SDS).
It is the world’s only forum dedicated to making sustainable choices easier for those working in cruise, hotel and aircraft interiors. Taking place on 29 November 2022 at The Brewery London, SDS is the first event of its kind to bring together buyers and suppliers from these three sectors to challenge existing practices and create practical solutions for sustainability wins. If you or your company operate in more than one hospitality design sector, this is the place to revolutionise your approach to design.

Abigail McMahon is control manager at Elite Exhibitions

This article was first published in the Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Subscribe to Cruise & Ferry Review for FREE here to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox or your door.

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