Royal Caribbean Group updates its ESG framework

Royal Caribbean Group updates its ESG framework

Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean Group’s sustainability report details how the company is supporting communities and protecting the environment

Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) has released its 14th annual sustainability report, in which it provides an update on the company’s environmental social and governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three wholly owned brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

RCG revamped its ESG framework in 2021 to better reflect the company’s contributions towards a more sustainable cruise industry, focusing on supporting communities and the environment, providing unforgettable cruise experiences, being an employee of choice, advancing net-zero innovation, and governing responsibly.

“All of us at Royal Caribbean Group are focused on delivering the best vacations possible and doing so responsibly,” said Jason Liberty, CEO at RCG. “This report reflects our commitment to continuous innovation and building a sustainable cruise industry while growing our business for good.”

The release of the 2021 sustainability report follows the recent announcement that RCG has committed to another five-year partnership with WWF to reduce emissions, improve sustainable tourism and more.

RCG aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 as well as to sustainably develop the business, tourism and improve waste management. Actions that RCG is taking to carry out this initiative include introducing a fuel-cell hybrid design that allows for zero emissions in ports; ensuring that each new ship class is 20 per cent more energy efficient in the shipbuilding process; developing waste management technologies to convert waste into energy; and being ready to use shore power once it becomes more available at ports.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
16 May 2022

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