Developed to align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the six focus areas that will guide
The six focus areas guiding
As part of its strategic plan for carbon footprint reduction, the company leads the cruise industry’s use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power cruise ships with a total of 11 next-generation cruise ships that will have joined the fleet through 2025, which will represent nearly 20% of its total capacity, including four ships already in operation. The company also pioneered the use of Advanced Air Quality Systems on board its ships and over 80% of its fleet has been equipped with such systems. In addition, 40% of its fleet has been equipped with shore-power capabilities, enabling ships to use shoreside electric power where available while in port.
Sustainability commitments and aspirations under the climate action focus area include:
- Achieve a 40% carbon intensity reduction by 2030, relative to its 2008 baseline measured in both grams of CO2e per ALB-km and grams of CO2e per ALBD. The grams of CO2e per ALB-km goal aligns with the
International Maritime Organization(IMO) requirements and the industrywide goal set by the Cruise Lines International Association(CLIA).
- Expand an alternative fuels strategy that includes its LNG program and battery, fuel cell and biofuel capabilities.
- Deliver a 50% reduction in absolute particulate matter air emissions by 2030, relative to a 2015 baseline, despite more than a 10% capacity increase since 2015 and the additional 19% capacity increase on order.
- Increase fleetwide shore power connection capability to 60% of the fleet by 2030.
- Reduce Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions associated with food procurement and waste management.
- Aspire to achieve 100% fleetwide shore power connection capability by 2050.
- Aspire to achieve net carbon neutral ship operations by 2050.
Additionally, the company is continuing to install food waste biodigesters throughout its fleet to minimize the volume of food waste, in support of food waste reduction and management efforts. As of the end of its fiscal year 2020, food waste biodigesters had been installed on 32% of the company’s fleet.
Goals and aspirations for 2030 and beyond under the circular economy focus area include:
- Achieve 50% reduction in single-use plastic items by the end of 2021.
- Achieve 30% unit food waste reduction by 2022 and 50% unit food waste reduction by 2030.
- Increase fleetwide coverage of Advanced Waste Water Treatment Systems to more than 75% by 2030.
- Send a larger percentage of waste to waste-to-energy facilities where practical by 2030, and aspire to send 100% by 2050.
- Partner with primary vendors to reduce upstream packaging volumes, and aspire to near 100% reuse of packaging materials by 2050.
- Aspire to build zero-emissions ships by 2050.
As a global company,
Goals and aspirations under the sustainable tourism focus area include:
- Establish partnerships with destinations focused on sustainable economic development, preservation of local traditions and capacity management.
- Continue to support disaster resilience, relief and recovery efforts.
- Build stronger community relationships in the company’s employment bases and destinations through employee volunteering programs.
- Aspire to be recognized as a leader in global sustainable tourism.
Health and Well-Being
Providing a safe environment and working conditions for all employees, and all others working on the company’s behalf, is at the core of all operations for
Health and well-being goals and aspirations include:
- Continue the company’s commitment to ongoing job creation.
- Establish measurable company culture metrics in 2021 and set annual improvement targets.
- Implement global well-being standards by 2023.
- Continue to reduce the number of guest and crew work-related injuries.
- Aspire to be a leader in employee well-being measures.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
As a global employer of team members around the world from over 100 countries,
Diversity, equity and inclusion goals and aspirations include:
- Ensure the company’s overall shoreside employee base reflects the diversity of the world by 2030.
- Expand shipboard and shoreside diversity, equity and inclusion across all ranks and departments by 2030.
Biodiversity and Conservation
Among the focus areas for
- Support biodiversity and conservation initiatives through select NGO partnerships.
- Regularly conduct audits and monitor animal encounter excursions.
- Aspire to have deep NGO partnerships embedded in the business and supporting strategy execution.
- Aspire to supply 100% of seafood needs through sustainable fishery programs.
These efforts, along with a series of others underway, support and strengthen Carnival Corporation’s long-term commitment to sustainability, responsible operations and protecting the environment. The company’s full sustainability report, including a detailed summary of its goals and aspirations, recent sustainability highlights and its comprehensive response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, is available at www.CarnivalSustainability.com.
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