Cruise & Ferry Review - Autumn/Winter 2023

58 We continue to assess our operations to seek better solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we intend to make technical advancements to our vessels from 2024 onwards to improve efficiencies and decrease emissions and have invested in energy management technology to help us on our way to this goal. JR: Our key short-term sustainability goals include reducing single-use plastics, conserving water and energy, and minimising waste onboard. In the medium term, we aim further to enhance our waste management and environmental stewardship initiatives. Our long-term goals involve continuously exploring and implementing new technologies that reduce emissions and limit our environmental footprint. CT: Our long-term goal is to cut our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050, which will require fleet renewal and the introduction of new technologies as they become available. From a socioeconomic perspective, we continue to find ways to enhance our contribution to local economies and to promote the culture of the destinations that we visit. Our short- to mediumterm goals are to continue introducing our guests to local products and experiences by crafting unique landbased experiences. We are further bolstering these experiences onboard through our gastronomic experiences. We are also aiming to increase our passengers’ awareness of environmental protection while travelling with us and therefore always try to involve them in onboard initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint. CV: In the coming year, we will set out our roadmap towards achieving targets aligned to the UN’s sustainability goals and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board metrics. Measures include reducing carbon emissions and the group’s carbon footprint; improving energy, water and waste management; and ensuring that refurbishment ROUNDTABLE “ We have ambitious objectives focused on reviewing and improving how we operate to effect positive change, support local communities and reduce our environmental impacts” Christian Verhounig Ambassador Cruise Line Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is working with Project Seagrass to help protect marine life