WL - Stronger Together

Our Culture

Stronger Together

Speak Up

If you see something, say something. Retaliation is never tolerated.

Listen & Learn

To each other; from investigations, audits & incidents; by measuring our performance; by being accountable.

Improve

Performance (in safety, environmental protection & compliance). Collaboration & teamwork Diversity & inclusion.

Communicate

Set strong tone at the top supporting Ethics & Compliance Promotes openness trust & transparency. Model behavior we expect.

Respect & Protect

People (each other, guests & communities), Planet, Rules & laws, Our Company.

Empower

Put words into actions. Give teams what they need to succeed (training, tools & time).

It takes each of us to create a stronger, more cohesive culture... across all brands … across our fleet and shoreside.

The base of this culture is our Vision Statement which steers us as a unified organization to promote our top priorities and shared values.

Vision Statement

At Carnival Corporation & plc, our highest responsibility and top priority is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we touch and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside employees. On this foundation, we aspire to deliver unmatched joyful vacations for our guests, always exceeding their expectations and in doing so driving outstanding shareholder value.

We are committed to a positive and just corporate culture, based on inclusion and the power of diversity. We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other -- communicating, coordinating and collaborating while seeking candor, openness and transparency at all times. And we aspire to be an exemplary corporate citizen leaving the people and the places we touch even better.

“We believe a clear and strong ethics and compliance culture is imperative for the future success of any corporation”
— Peter Anderson
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

WL - AAQS

Advanced Air Quality Systems

In 2013, we announced our plans to install Advanced Air Quality Systems

(AAQS), generically known as exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) or scrubbers, on our ships. These systems remove sulfur compounds and particulate matter from our ships’ engine exhaust at any operating state of a ship – at sea, during maneuvering and in port. Due to the initial limited availability of ship-ready AAQS for marine applications, Carnival Corporation & plc led the way in developing the technology to successfully function in the restricted spaces available on cruise ships. Making the necessary investments – totaling approximately $500 million of installations to date – has led to a significant development in shipboard environmental technology.

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Sunte et et vel enihitiorror sit eumquiae es il ipis deritia volore.
Removes
98%
of Sulfur Dioxide
Removes
60-90%
of Particulate Matter
Removes
>5%
of Nitrogen Oxides

For more information about our committment to AAQS please visit https://carnivalaaqs.com/

In March 2019, we released the Carnival/DNVGL 2018 Wash Water Assessment. The study demonstrated that the AAQS wash water samples were well below the limits set by several major national and international land-based water quality standards up to and including the World Health Organization (WHO) standards for drinking water.

281 water samples were collected from 53 Carnival ships.

Lab analyses were conducted on each sample for 54 different parameters including PAHs and metals.

Carnival partnered with DNVGL to evaluate and compare the results to major national and international water quality standards.

Independent Two-Year Scientific Wash Water Study

The study demonstrated that the AAQS wash water samples were well below the limits set by several major national and international land-based water quality standards up to and including the World Health Organization (WHO) standards for drinking water.

In fact, when measured against IMO standards, the average wash water test results in this study were more than 90 percent lower than maximum allowable levels. In many cases, the materials were completely undetectable in the laboratory testing process.

The results were also compared against other standards such as the German Waste Water Ordinance, which was a “point source discharge” standard was the most directly applicable, and also the EU Industrial Emissions Standards and the Surface Water Standards of the EU’s Water Framework Directive, both “water quality” standards. The AAQS test results compared favorably with all of these major benchmark standards, demonstrating that the composition of the water was not only consistently below, but in most cases, significantly below the most stringent limits. The full study briefing can be found here.

WL - Pioneering LNG

Switching from Marine Diesel to

LNG

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Sulfur Dioxides
0%
Reduction in Nitrogen Oxides
0%
Reduction in Particulate Matter
Up to
0%
Reduction in Carbon Emissions
Pioneering LNG

Click the video to learn more about Mardi Gras, the first LNG cruise ship in North America.

Transitioning to Alternative Fuels

We support the adaptation of alternative fuels and are proud to be on the forefront of advancing LNG as an alternative fuel source for the cruise industry – an innovation that supports our sustainability goals and reduces our green house gas emissions. One of the keys to establishing LNG as a standard for powering cruise ships in building out an extensive, safe, and reliable infrastructure across the globe for this advanced fuel technology.

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Making History

We began the implementation of our LNG vision by using LNG in port. In 2015, AIDA Cruises’ AIDAsol made history as the first cruise ship in the world to be supplied with power by an LNG hybrid barge while in port in Hamburg, Germany. In 2018, AIDAnova became the first 100% LNG-powered cruise ship.

Pioneering LNG

Bringing LNG to North America

In 2020, Mardi Gras became the first LNG-powered cruise ship in North America. The ship operates from Port Canaveral, Florida. New terminal facilities were built at Port Canaveral and are under construction at Port Miami.

LNG Program Timeline

2015

AIDAsol

1st ship with in port LNG capability

2016

AIDAprima

2nd ship with in port LNG capability

2017

AIDAperla

3rd ship with in port LNG capability

2018

AIDAnova

Our 1st 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2019

Costa Smeralda

1st Costa ship with LNG, 2nd for the company

2020

IONA

1st P&O Cruises UK ship with LNG, 3rd for the company

2020

Mardi Gras

1st Carnival Cruise Line ship with LNG, 4th for the company

2021

AIDAcosma

Our 5th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2021

Costa Toscana

Our 6th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2022

Carnival Celebration

Our 7th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2022

P&O Cruises UK

Our 8th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2023

AIDA

Our 9th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

2023

Princess Cruises

1st Princess Cruises ship with LNG, 10th for the company

2025

Princess Cruises

Our 11th 100% LNG-powered cruise ship

WL - Sustainability Focus Areas

2030 & 2050

Sustainability Focus Areas

At Carnival Corporation & PLC, our highest responsibility and top priority

is compliance, environmental protection and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in the communities we touch and serve, and our shipboard and shoreside employees. On this foundation, we aspire to deliver unmatched joyful vacations for our guests, always exceeding their expectations and in doing so driving outstanding shareholder value. We are committed to a positive and just corporate culture, based on inclusion and the power of diversity. We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other -- communicating, coordinating and collaborating while seeking candor, openness and transparency at all times. And we aspire to be an exemplary corporate citizen leaving the people and the places we touch even better.

2030 & 2050

Our Goals and Aspirations

This year, we are introducing our sustainability focus areas

These six areas are where we are focusing our sustainability efforts in support of our 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations. In each Focus Area, we have identified goals, targets and aspirations that will guide our actions to further strengthen the sustainability performance of our organization. As time passes, we may elect to revise or augment our 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations by introducing additional ones. At Carnival Corporation & plc, we are always ready to expand our commitments as we continue to grow in our journey to be sustainable from ship to shore.

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Climate Action

Carbon is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities and is the main contributor to climate change. We are committed to decarbonization and improving the quality of our air emissions.

We are working toward transitioning our energy needs to alternative fuels, investing in new low-carbon or zero-carbon emission technologies, developing and installing advanced air quality systems, and partnering with organizations and stakeholders to support and accelerate our decarbonization efforts.

2030

Goals

Achieve 40% carbon1 intensity reduction relative to our 2008 baseline measured in both grams of CO2e per ALB-km and grams of CO2e per ALBD.

Having peaked our absolute carbon emissions in 2011, we will continue to reduce emissions over time, and identify a pathway to decarbonization.

Reduce absolute particulate matter air emissions by 50% relative to our 2015 baseline.

Increase fleet shore power connection capability to 60% of the fleet.

Expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) program.

Optimize the reach and performance of our Advanced Air Quality System program.

Expand battery, fuel cell, and biofuel capabilities.

Reduce scope 32 emissions associated with food procurement and waste management.

Identify carbon offset options only when energy efficiency options have been exhausted.

2050

Aspirations

Aspire to achieve net carbon-neutral ship operations.

Aspire to achieve 100% fleet shore power connection capability.

1Direct emissions – scope 1 and indirect emissions – scope 2
2Supply chain emissions – scope 3

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Circular Economy

As the global population increases, more waste will be produced, and traditional management options will no longer support sustainable development needs.

As the world shifts towards a circular economy model where materials flow around a ‘closed loop’ system, we are shifting how we work with our supply chain partners to reduce waste.

2030

Goals

Achieve 50% single use plastic item reduction by 2021.

Achieve 30% unit food waste reduction by 2022 and 50% unit food waste reduction by 2030.

Increase Advanced Waste Water Treatment System coverage to >75% of our fleet capacity.

Send a larger percentage of waste to waste-to-energy facilities where practical.

Partner with primary vendors to reduce upstream packaging volumes.

2050

Aspirations

Aspire to build ships without the need to discharge to the ocean or air (zero emission ships).

Aspire to send 100% of waste to waste-to-energy facilities.

Aspire to partner with primary vendors to ensure near 100% reuse of packaging materials.

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Good Health & Well-Being

Providing a safe environment and working conditions for our employees, and all others working on our behalf is at the core of what we do every day.

Our employees are at the heart of our operation, and we are working on expanding our well-being programs to support their physical and mental health, encourage social connectivity with family and friends and promoting a balanced lifestyle.

2030

Goals

Committed to continued job creation.

Establish measurable Company Culture metrics in 2021 and set annual improvement targets.

Implement global well-being standards by 2023.

Reduce the number of guest and crew work-related injuries.

2050

Aspirations

Aspire to be a leader in employee well-being measures.

Continue to reduce the number of guest and crew work-related injuries.

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Sustainable Tourism

As we travel the world, we have the privilege to explore many cultures and environments. It is our collective responsibility to respect and help them maintain their culture, history and natural resources.

2030

Goals

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 our employment bases and destinations via employee volunteering programs.

2050

Aspirations

Aspire to be recognized as a leader in global sustainable tourism.

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Biodiversity & Conservation

Our efforts will focus on implementing best practices across our operations, investing in programs that support biodiversity and conservation, working with our supply chain and partnering with the communities we visit to help maintain and improve their ecosystems.

2030

Goals

Support biodiversity and conservation initiatives through select NGO partnerships.

Conduct audits and monitor animal encounter excursions regularly.

2050

Aspirations

Have deep NGO partnerships embedded in the business and supporting strategy execution.

Aspire to supply 100% of seafood needs through sustainable fishery programs.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our success depends on the diversity, talent, and dedication of our global employee-base. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive work environment with equal opportunities for professional growth throughout their career path.

2030

Goals

Ensure our overall shoreside employee base reflects the diversity of the world.

Expand shipboard and shoreside diversity, equity and inclusion across all ranks and departments.

2050

Aspirations

Aspire to make diversity, equity and inclusion in management a “given,” not a measurement.

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“In 2011, we reached absolute carbon emissions peak, and we will continue to reduce our emissions over time as we identify a pathway to decarbonization.
— Micky Arison
Chairman of the Board

WL - Commitment to Decarbonization

Commitment to Decarbonization

Goals & Commitments

2011

Peaked GHG emissions (for Scope 1 & 2).

2015

Surpassed our 2015 carbon rate reduction goal by delivering a 23.4% reduction.

2017

Achieved 2020 carbon intensity goal ahead of schedule.

2030

Reduce the intensity of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions from our operations by 40% relative to our 2008 baseline, measured in grams of CO2e per ALB-km and per ALBD.

2050

Aspire to achieve net carbon-neutral ship operations exceeding IMO’s goal of 50% absolute emissions reduction.

20%
Reduction in Carbon Emissions
when switching from marine diesel fuel to Liquefied Natual Gas.

Our Commitment

We are reaffirming our commitment to decarbonization by supporting the transition to alternative fuels and technologies, such as biofuels, large scale batteries, and fuel cells. Our 2030 goal is aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s commitment to reduce carbon emission intensity 40% by 2030 and we aspire to achieve net carbon-neutral ship operations by 2050. We recognize that achieving our aspiration will require energy sources and technologies that do not yet exist for our industry. Regardless, our efforts to date have resulted in peaking our absolute carbon emissions a decade ago, and we are working hard to find ways to further reduce our absolute emissions.

Our entire management team, including our Board of Directors, is committed to this ongoing effort. We peaked our total greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., scope 1 & 2) in 2011. Our continued commitment to decarbonization involves multi-million dollar investments and a multi-faceted strategy. Key components of this strategy include:

Adopting international frameworks and working with industry regulatory bodies to address upcoming regulatory requirements and conditions.

Maximizing efficiencies across the existing fleet.

Retiring less efficient ships.

Using alternative low-carbon fuels such as LNG and Bio-LNG.

Investing in carbon-efficient technologies such as battery and fuel cell.

Supporting and accelerating industry-specific R&D projects.

Partnering with other companies, NGOs, and relevant stakeholders.

In the coming years, we are likely to see an array of emerging technological innovations that do not yet exist for our industry. As we navigate this journey, we are committed to evaluate options, work with various stakeholders, and adjust our path as needed.

COVID-19 Impact

2020 was an unprecedented year with significant impacts on our business from the effects of COVID-19. In response to the global pandemic, we paused our guest cruise operations in mid-March 2020. The company focus was directed to protect the health and safety of guests and shipboard team members, optimize the pause in guest operations.

By March 2021, we began to move our ships’ focus back towards guest operations and are working on a gradual return to service over time. Since the pause, we have accelerated the removal of ships in 2020 which were previously expected to be sold over the ensuing years. As a result of the pause in guest cruise operations the number of nautical miles traveled by our ships was significantly reduced. This also significantly reduced our total GHG emissions for 2020.

Our 2030 goals are aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s commitment to reduce carbon emission intensity 40% by 2030 and we aspire to achieve net carbon neutral operations by 2050.

We recognize that this will require energy sources and technologies that do not yet exist for our industry.

Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Scope 1
99.6%
Direct GHG Emissions
Shore Direct GHG Emissions
0.2%
Fuel for company cars and building generators.
Ship Refrigerant Direct GHG Emissions
2%
Refrigerants to cool appliances such as refrigerators and AC units on ships.
Ship Fuel Direct GHG Emissions
97.3%
Fuel to propel the ships and run the ship’s generators to provide electricity.
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Due to the pause in guest operations as a result of COVID-19, 2020 data is not comparable to previous years. Therefore, these figures are representative of our 2019 operations.

We quantify, report, and verify our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including our direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) emissions. Our direct GHG emissions represent 99.6 percent of our total emissions and the emissions generated from our ships’ fuel consumption represented the vast majority of our GHG footprint (97.3 percent). Our indirect GHG emissions represent only 0.4 percent of our total emissions, the majority of which are attributed to electricity purchased to power our shorebased buildings and ships while in port. Scope 3 emissions are derived from the energy used in other upstream and downstream indirect emissions like business travel, passenger transportation to and from our ships, fuel transport, waste disposal, and deliveries of supplies. We are in the process of determining how best to calculate these emissions for our operation.

Scope 2
0.4%
Indirect GHG Emissions
Ship Indirect GHG Emissions
0.1%
Electricity purchased at the port of call for power while docked (Cold Ironing).
Shore Indirect Direct GHG Emissions
0.3%
Electricity purchased and used to power the corporate and brand headquarters and buildings and land-based hotels.
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Alternative Fuels

We are expanding our investment in the use of low-carbon fuels, in particular.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) We pioneered the use of LNG within the cruise industry. We currently have the only four cruise ships in the world using LNG to generate 100% of their power. We also have seven more LNG ships on order. These innovative ships generate significantly less carbon emissions than traditionally powered ships, while almost eliminating sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM).

Bio-LNG or liquefied biomethane This biofuel is made by processing organic waste flows and is practically CO2 neutral and has all the advantages of LNG versus diesel, including reduced CO2 emissions, quieter engine sound, no SOx, much lower NOx, and significantly less PM emissions. We are working with Shell and other suppliers as they are making the necessary investment to scale the technology and build a reliable supply infrastructure.

Synthetic LNG or Liquefied Synthetic Methane (LSM) LSM uses hydrogen from renewable sources combined with carbon, either from direct air capture or from carbon capture, to make pure methane. Depending on the source, it can be considered a carbon-free or low-carbon alternative. While not yet commercially viable this is one of the pathways that we are exploring to ensure the long-term viability of our LNG vessels.

Supply Chain: Securing LNG

One of the keys to establishing LNG as a standard for powering cruise ships is building out an extensive, safe, and reliable supply chain infrastructure across the globe. As part of our strategy, we signed a framework agreement with Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) to be our supplier for the fuel to power our first LNG-powered cruise ships, and recently expanded our partnership to fuel North America’s first next-generation LNG-powered cruise ships. We are proud to be on the forefront of advancing LNG as a fuel source for the cruise industry.

Click to video below to learn more about the many environmental benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas.

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LNG Program Timeline

2015

AIDAsol

2016

AIDAprima

2017

AIDAperla

2018

AIDAnova

1st cruise ship in the world powered with LNG.

2019

Costa Smeralda

1st Costa ship with LNG.

2020

IONA

1st P&O Cruises UK ship with LNG.

2020

Mardi Gras

1st Carnival Cruise Line ship with LNG.

2021

AIDAcosma

2nd AIDA ship with LNG.

2022

Costa Toscana

2nd Costa ship with LNG.

2022

Carnival Celebration

2nd Carnival Cruise Line ship with LNG.

2022

P&O Cruises UK

2nd P&O Cruises UK ship with LNG.

2023

AIDA

3rd AIDA ship with LNG.

2023

Princess Cruises

1st Princess Cruises ship with LNG.

2025

Princess Cruises

2nd Princess Cruises ship with LNG.

Shore Power Connections

Cruise ships equipped with shore power capabilities can plug in to specific port connection facilities, allowing the ship to receive electricity from the electrical grid in the port instead of using the ship’s engines and fuel to generate power. Electricity generated by renewable sources such as hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal have a minimal climate change and air emission impact compared with non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. Of the over 700 ports worldwide that we visit, there are approximately 21 ports that have the infrastructure capable to provide shore power connections to our fleet.

Based on our itineraries and capabilities of ships frequenting those ports, we connected in: Hamburg, Germany; Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, Halifax and Montreal, Canada; Juneau, Alaska; San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California; Brooklyn, New York; Kristiansand, Norway and Shanghai, China. Of these ports half of them have confirmed they are providing electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar among others. 40% of the Carnival Corporation & plc fleet is equipped with the ability to utilize cold ironing/shore power technology, with another 20% planned to be fitted by 2030.

40%
of ships are equipped with shore power capabilities.
50%
of the ports we connect to provide electricity from renewable sources.
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Carbon-Efficient Technologies

Fuel Cells

In 2019, we announced a joint project between Carnival Corporation & plc, the Meyer Werft shipyard, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies and other partners funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The “Pa-X-ell2” project objective is to find practical solutions for climate-neutral mobility across all of shipping. The fuel cells will be powered by hydrogen derived from methanol.

Batteries

In 2019, we signed an agreement with Corvus Energy, to begin production and installation of a firstof-its-kind lithium-ion battery storage system on board a cruise ship. The technology is currently set to become the world’s largest battery storage system ever installed on a passenger ship.

EU-research project NAUTILUS

NAUTILUS short for Nautical Integrated Hybrid Energy System is a research project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 program. Though Carnival Corporation & plc’s AIDA Cruises is the only cruise company participating in this program.

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Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
when switching from marine diesel fuel to Liquefied Natural Gas.
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Ship Retirement Program

Selling Ships

As result of the COVID-19 impact, we have accelerated the removal of 19 ships which represent approximately 13% of pre-pause capacity and only 3% of operating income in 2019.

Recycling Ships

At the end of a ship’s life cycle is the dismantle and recycle process. This is a complex process involving many components for reuse, recycling, and disposal of waste materials. Carnival Corporation & plc selected Turkey-based EGE CELIK and SIMSEKLER to recycle three retired cruise ships based on their track records of compliance with key national and international environmental agreements and regulations. Both recycling companies are certified by the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. They are also strictly required to adhere to a complex matrix of global standards set forth by the European Union (EU), International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Basel Convention multilateral environmental agreement. In addition, we worked with the environmental nonprofit Bellona Foundation – a lead partner in the NGO Shipbreaking Platform – and the specialized ship recycling experts Sea2Cradle to formulate an approach to dismantling and recycling the ships. The organizations also helped identify best-in-class certified maritime vessel retirement solutions worldwide that are able to reuse, reclaim, and recycle retired ships in support of Carnival Corporation & plc’s commitment to a sustainable cruise industry.

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2005

Started focusing on energy efficiency programs throughout the fleet.

2010

Announced our first carbon rate reduction goal of 20% by 2015.

2011

Peaked emissions for scope 1 & 2.

2014

Achieved our 2015 goal of reaching 20% carbon rate reduction ahead of time and announced our 2020 carbon reduction goal of 25%.

2015

Surpassed our 2015 carbon rate reduction goal by delivering a 23.4% reduction.

2016

AIDAprima launched with LNG capabilities while in port.

2017

Achieved and surpassed our 2020 carbon rate reduction goal by delivering a 26.3% reduction.

2018

Delivered a 27.6% reduction towards our 2020 carbon rate reduction goal. CLIA announced industry 2030 carbon rate reduction goal of 40%.

2019

Committed to a new carbon rate reduction goal of 40% by 2030 & achieved a 24.8% reduction towards 2020 carbon rate reduction goal.

2020

Due to the global pandemic, we paused guest operations in March.

2030

CLIA and IMO commitment - reducing emissions by 40%.

2050

Aspire to achieve net-zero carbon emissions, exceeding IMO's goal of 50% absolute emission reduction.

2100

IMO’s ultimate goal is to achieve zero-emission shipping.

Carbon Offsets

Shipboard fuel consumption contributes to more than 97% of our direct carbon emissions. Therefore, our efforts are focused on actions that can directly reduce and ultimately eliminate the emissions generated by our fuel consumption. We understand that carbon offsets may play a role in our decarbonization pathway if technological innovations are not sufficient to eliminate our emissions. To address those potential gaps in the future, we may want to invest in climate protection projects to offset or counterbalance the impact of any remaining emissions.

Operational Efficiencies

Throughout the years, we have invested in various systems to significantly increase our energy efficiency, which has resulted in fuel reduction as well as direct energy emission reduction. Below is a list of some of the initiatives we are currently working on:

  • Shore-based ship monitoring and analysis
  • Designing ships for greater efficiency
  • Increasing efficiency through ship operations and maintenance
  • Minimizing fuel use and engine emissions
  • Minimizing engine emissions
  • Implementing other energy-saving initiatives

Disclosure Platforms

In addition to disclosing our carbon performance within our sustainability reports, we also disclose our carbon performance through the CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) annual disclosure platform. We have been disclosing our carbon emissions in the CDP since 2007. As disclosure platforms emerge and evolve, we have also selected to disclose our carbon performance through the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). For additional details please refer to their specific sections within this report.

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Operation Oceans Alive

Carnival Corporation & plc’s environmental stewardship program is a call to action for all employees to protect our oceans, seas, and waterways from environmental harm – ensuring ecosystems, plant life, and aquatic animals thrive, both now and in the future.

Single-Use Items and Plastics Reduction

We are strongly committed to significantly reducing non-essential single-use items, including plastics, on board our ships by 50% by the end of 2021. Despite the pandemic, and the need to continue to use some single-use items for health and sanitation reasons, we continue working towards our goal.

Food Waste Reduction

Food waste is a key global issue and everyone has a part to play in reducing food loss and waste. As part of our commitment to reduce food waste we implemented a task force to improve food waste management across the fleet. We are also installing food waste Bio-Digesters to minimize the volume of food waste.

2030 Goals

  • Achieve 50% single-use plastic item reduction by 2021.
  • Achieve 30% unit food waste reduction by 2022.
  • Achieve 50% food waste reduction by 2030.
  • Increase Advanced Waste Water Treatment System coverage to > 75% of our fleet capacity.
  • Send a larger percentage of waste to waste-to-energy facilities where practical.
  • Partner with primary vendors to reduce upstream packaging volumes.

2050 Aspirations

  • Build ships without the need to discharge to the ocean or air (zero-emission ships).
  • Send 100% of waste to waste-to energy facilities.
  • Partner with primary vendors to ensure near 100% reuse of packaging materials.

Food Waste Biodigesters

In 2020, we continued to install additional biodigesters throughout the fleet. Biodigesters use an aerobic digestion process that takes place within the machines and efficiently breaks down food waste. This green technology also supports and enhances operations on board, making it more efficient for crew members to manage and control food waste.

32%
of the fleet equipped with food waste bio-digesters

Sustainability Goals

Sustainability

2030 Goals and 2050 Aspirations

Diversity, Equity and InclusionReduced InequalitiesGender Equality

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2030 Goals

Ensure our overall shoreside employee base reflects the diversity of the world.

Expand shipboard and shoreside diversity, equity and inclusion across all ranks and departments.

2050 Goals

Make diversity, equity and inclusion in management a “given,” not a measurement.

Biodiversity and ConservationLife Below WaterLife On Land

Biodiversity and Conservation

2030 Goals

Support biodiversity & conservation initiatives through select NGO partnerships.

Conduct audits and monitor animal encounter excursions regularly.

2050 Goals

Have deep NGO Partnerships embedded in the business and supporting strategy execution.

Supply 100% of seafood needs through sustainable fishery programs.

Good Health and Well-BeingGood Health and Well-Being

Good Health and Well-Being

2030 Goals

Committed to continued job creation.

Establish measurable Company Culture metrics in 2021 and set annual improvement targets.

Implement global well-being standards by 2023.

Reduce the number of guest and crew workrelated injuries.

2050 Goals

Be a leader in employee well-being measures.

Reduce the number of guest and crew workrelated injuries.

Sustainable TourismSustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Tourism

2030 Goals

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 our employment bases and destinations via employee volunteering programs.

Achieve 100% cage free eggs by the end of 2025.

Achieve 100% responsible chicken sourcing by end of 2025.

Achieve 100% gestation crate-free pork by end of 2025.

2050 Goals

Be recognized as the leader in global sustainable tourism.

Circular EconomyResponsible Consumption and ProductionLife Below Water

Circular Economy

2030 Goals

Achieved 50% single-use plastic item reduction in 2021.

Achieve 30% food waste reduction per person by 2022.

Achieve 50% food waste reduction per person by 2030.

Increase Advanced Waste Water Treatment System coverage to > 75% of our fleet capacity.

Send a larger percentage of waste to waste-to-energy facilities where practical.

Partner with primary vendors to reduce upstream packaging volumes.

2050 Goals

Build ships without the need to discharge to the ocean or air (zero-emission ships).

Send 100% of waste to waste-to-energy facilities.

Partner with primary vendors to ensure near 100% reuse of packaging materials.

Climate ActionAffordable and Clean EnergyClimate Action

Climate Action

2030 Goals

Achieve 20% carbon intensity reduction relative to our 2019 baseline measured in both grams of CO2e per ALB-km and kilograms of CO2e per ALBD.

Reduce absolute particulate matter air emissions by 50% relative to our 2015 baseline.

Increase fleet shore power connection capability to 60% of the fleet.

Expand liquefied natural gas (LNG) program.

Optimize the reach and performance of our Advanced Air Quality System (AAQS) program.

Expand battery, fuel cell, and biofuel capabilities.

Reduce scope 3 (indirect) emissions associated with food procurement and waste management.

Identify carbon offset options only when energy efficiency options have been exhausted.

2050 Goals

Achieve net carbon-neutral operations.

Achieve 100% fleet shore power.

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We are focused

on decarbonization

FLEET optimization

Delivering larger, more efficient ships to replace some of the existing ships in the fleet.

ENERGY & ITINERARY efficiency

Improving the existing fleet’s energy efficiency through investment, operational execution, itinerary design, expanding shore power capabilities and investing in port and destination projects.

NEW technologies

Investing in a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery storage system and installing hull air lubrication systems, testing fuel cells powered by hydrogen derived from methanol and exploring carbon capture and storage.

ALTERNATIVE fuels

Supporting the adaptation of alternative fuels including LNG and other bio and synthetic hydrogen-derived fuels.

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Decarbonization Timeline

2005

Started focusing on energy efficiency programs throughout the fleet.

2010

Announced our first carbon intensity reduction goal of 20% by 2015.

2011

Peaked emissions for scope 1 & 2.

2014

Achieved our 2015 goal of reaching 20% carbon intensity reduction ahead of time and announced our 2020 carbon reduction goal of 25%.

2015

Surpassed our 2015 carbon intensity reduction goal by delivering a 23.4% reduction.

2016

AIDAprima launched with LNG capabilities while in port.

2017

Achieved and surpassed our 2020 carbon intensity reduction goal by delivering a 26.3% reduction.

2018

CLIA announced industry 2030 carbon rate reduction goal of 40% relative to a 2008 baseline.

2019

Committed to a new carbon intensity reduction goal of 40% by 2030 relative to a 2008 baseline & achieved a 24.9% reduction.

2020

Due to the global pandemic, we paused guest operations in March.

2022

Boards of Directors approved the updating of our GHG emissions baseline to 2019 (from 2008). Our 2030 target for GHG emissions per ALB-km remains the same – a 40% intensity reduction from 2008. The new baseline allows us to better communicate our recent performance to our stakeholders. Boards of Directors appointed company’s President and Chief Executive Officer to the role of Chief Climate Officer.

2030

Our Commitment - reducing carbon intensity by 20% relative to 2019 baseline.

2050

Aspire to achieve net-zero carbon ship emissions, aligned with the Paris Agreement’s ambition and exceeding IMO’s goal of 50% absolute emission reduction.

2100

IMO’s ultimate goal is to achieve zero-emission shipping.

WL - Focus Areas

Sustainability

Focus Areas

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CLIMATE ACTION

We support the adaptation of alternative fuels and are testing new technologies as they become available. We are investing in new low-carbon or zero-carbon emission technologies, developing and installing advanced air quality systems and partnering with organizations and stakeholders to support our decarbonization efforts.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Our success depends on the diversity, talent and dedication of our global employee base. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive work environment with equal opportunities for professional growth throughout their career path.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

As the world shifts towards a circular economy model where materials flow around a ‘closed loop’ system, we are shifting how we work with our supply chain partners to reduce waste.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

As we travel the world, we have the privilege to explore many cultures and environments. It is our collective responsibility to respect and help them maintain their culture, history and natural resources.

GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Our employees are at the heart of our operation, and we are working on expanding our well-being programs to support their physical and mental health, encourage social connectivity with family and friends and promoting a balanced lifestyle.

BIODIVERSITY & CONSERVATION

Our efforts are focused on implementing best practices across our operations, investing in programs that support biodiversity and conservation, working with our supply chain and partnering with the communities we visit to help maintain and improve their ecosystems.