Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

55 “As part of our Sail & Sustain programme, we strive to minimise waste sent to landfill, increase the use of sustainably sourced goods, and invest in emerging environmental technologies. The CDP, a global environmental non-profit that evaluates 9,600 companies worldwide annually, recently recognised us with a ‘B’ climate change score – improving on the previous year and higher than the Marine Transport sector average of ‘C’. We are committed to working with diverse partners across the supply chain to source safe, high quality, ethically responsible and sustainable products for our guests. We have a strong focus on reducing single-use plastics through a multitude of initiatives. Most notably, Norwegian Cruise Line became the first major global cruise company to be plastic water bottle-free in 2020. We have also upgraded lighting on many ships to energy-efficient LED lights which help reduce our energy consumption and heat output. As part of our long-term climate action strategy, we partnered with the Port of Southampton for its new terminal, which features both shore power and roof-mounted solar power to provide clean, green renewable energy. Additionally, we are proud to be recognised as a leader in sustainable construction with the LEED Gold Certification of our incredible new PortMiami terminal B, the first cruise terminal in the world to receive this certification under the new, more stringent LEED construction standards. We will continue to invest, design and develop towards this commitment including further investment at the PortMiami terminal where we are partnering with Miami-Dade County to add shore power capabilities by fall 2023.” – Gary Anslow, Senior Director of Sales UK&I, Norwegian Cruise Line “Pentland Ferries is committed to environmental efficiencies and using sustainable materials wherever possible across its entire operation. Our environmental credentials are very important to us and, as the business grows, so too will our commitment to maintaining and cultivating good environmental practice. For us, sustainability is a key consideration in any decision making process. We are proud to operate the most environmentally friendly ferry in Scotland and also to become the first ferry operator in the UK to achieve a Green Tourism Award. Alfred is 60 per cent more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and emission levels than other comparable ferries operating in Scotland. This is central to a series of measures, which includes using low energy lighting, local food suppliers, powering the vessel overnight by wind turbine, using plant-based and fully compostable packaging, providing a water refill point to reduce single-use plastic waste, and other waste reducing and recycling initiatives, which we encourage passengers to embrace onboard.” – Kathryn Scollie, Director, Pentland Ferries