2020 Goal & Update

Carbon Footprint

Reduce the intensity of CO2e (equivalent carbon dioxide) emissions from our operations by 25% by 2020 relative to our 2005 baseline, measured in grams of CO2e per ALB-km.

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Reducing Emissions: we made more progress on our goal and achieved a 27.8% reduction relative to our 2005 baseline.

AWWPS Technology

Increase Advanced Waste Water Purification System (AWWPS) coverage of our fleetwide capacity by 10 percentage points by 2020 relative to our 2014 baseline.

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We increased fleetwide capacity coverage of Advanced Waste Water Purification Systems (AWWPS) by 8.6 percentage points compared to our 2014 baseline.

FY2018 Biodiversity Performance

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In 2018, Carnival Corporation launched Operation Oceans Alive. The goal of this initiative is to instill in all employees a sense of personal commitment to protect and care for the marine environment as our business is dependent on healthy oceans.

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Carnival Corporation Environmental Excellence Award

In 2018 Carnival established the Environmental Excellence Award to honor the ships within the Carnival fleet with the best environmental performance. One ship from each cruise brand is selected and from those one ship is recognized as the best from the fleet.

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World Oceans Day

In 2018, Carnival’s cruise brands celebrated World Oceans Day both onboard and shoreside with events, activities and communications to promote ocean education and conservation.

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Farm Animals:

  • We continue to expand our sourcing of cage free eggs. Our goal is to be 100% cage free by 2025.
  • We continue to align welfare standards for broiler chicken, ensuring that 100% of chicken sourced will be certified by the Global Animal Partnership by 2024.

Tour Operators:

  • We continue our partnership with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) to help us ensure we are responsibly managing excursions involving interactions with animals. We started to audit the dolphin in captivity tour encounters used by our cruise brands in 2018 and our goal is to complete the process in 2019.
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In 2018, we sponsored the Coral Restoration Foundation by donating a 7-day cruise.

The Coral Restoration Foundation supports coral reef restoration.
For details visit: https://www.coralrestoration.org/about.

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Removing Single-Use Plastics

In 2018, we started an initiative to evaluate our collective use of single-use plastic items and alternative options available in the market. As part of this initiative, we have identified items we can replace with reusable non-plastic alternatives or biodegradable options available for straws, take away cups and other items. Our goal is to remove single-use plastics within our operations whenever feasible.

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2018 European Union Our Oceans Conference – Bali

Carnival Corporation provided progress on our efforts to pioneer Liquefied Natural Gas in the cruise industry. This is part of Carnival’s approach to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Our Oceans conference seeks public commitments to actions that will reduce marine pollution, manage aquatic resources sustainably, mitigate climate change and establish marine sanctuaries.

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We continue to support conservation programs at the ports we own and operate. These ports include Puerta Maya, Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Turk Cruise Center, Turks & Caicos Islands; Amber Cove Cruise Center, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Mahogany Bay Cruise Center, Roatán, Honduras.
The following is a summary of our main port conservation accomplishments in 2018:

  • Mangrove Reforestation Project: Mahogany Bay Cruise Center planted 65 mangrove trees (25 within the port facilities and 40 in a school area close to the port).
  • Reforestation Project: Mahogany Bay Cruise Center planted 45 mahogany trees.
  • Coastal Clean-up Project: Mahogany Bay Cruise Center, local NGOs and volunteer crew members from some of our cruise ships have collected approximately 1,491 bags containing waste and debris. Amber Cove Cruise Center and community volunteers collected approximately 800 bags of waste during a beach clean-up. Grand Turk Cruise Center tenants and staff collected approximately 167 bags of waste during a coastal clean-up.
  • Composting Project: Mahogany Bay Cruise terminal continues to use waste generated from gardening maintenance to create compost heaps. The compost material is then reused as fertilizer and soil in the different gardens found in the port facility. In 2018, approximately eight metric tonnes of compost material was generated.
  • Rainwater Collection Program: Continued program as part of the port’s water efficiency initiative. This program incorporates collected and treated rainwater into the port’s water system to minimize the demand on the local water supply. This program is fully implemented in Amber Cove Cruise Center, Puerta Maya and Mahogany Bay Cruise Center. Amber Cove and Puerta Maya use the treated rainwater for toilet flushing. Mahogany Bay uses the treated rainwater to supplement their potable water needs. All rainwater is collected and treated on the port premises using port water treatment systems.
  • Animal Welfare: Mahogany Bay Cruise Terminal continued to support a spaying and neutering program for community stray cats and dogs.

Our commitment

The health of our oceans is paramount to the sustainability of our business. As such, we have a deep commitment to ensuring the oceans remain healthy. To minimize our impact on biodiversity, we work diligently to manage our waste responsibly, protect marine life and collaborate with our supply chain to ensure ethical and environmentally safe practices. We also implement systems and new technologies to minimize waste water discharges and improve the quality of our air emissions. Furthermore, we partner with conservation and protection organizations in order to support programs and initiatives related to our operation.

Our Strategy

Our strategy includes a number of elements that collectively help to manage and lessen our impact on biodiversity. Within our supply chain, we work with suppliers on sustainable food sourcing and with our tour operators on sustainable animal welfare practices. We have included a sustainability section within our Business Partner Code of Conduct and Ethics and Tour Operator manual that focuses on environmental protection. In addition, every year we organize coastal clean-ups with some of the communities at various ports of call we visit. These clean-ups remove waste and debris from marine ecosystems.

Because of our direct dependency on the health of the oceans, we have developed and implemented marine mammal protection programs and training. In particular, we have developed a comprehensive whale strike prevention training program and follow reporting requirements prior to entering the Right whale sensitive and protected areas for North Atlantic and North Pacific Right whales. These species are listed in the IUCN’s Red List, which is the Global Reporting Initiative’s designated list for threatened species.

In 2018, Carnival Corporation launched Operation Oceans Alive. The goal of this initiative is to instill in all employees a sense of personal commitment to protect and care for the marine environment as our business is dependent on healthy oceans. We comply with or exceed international, national and local environmental laws and regulations everywhere our ships sail. As part of our strategy, we partner with organizations that are critical for marine conservation and research.