In 2018, we launched Operation Oceans Alive, a new environmental compliance and stewardship program.
Operation Oceans Alive is a call to action for all employees to care about and protect our oceans, seas, and waterways from environmental harm, ensuring their ecosystems, plant life and aquatic animals thrive both now and in the future.
This past year, as part of that commitment, we continued to install the most advanced technology for cleaning our exhaust system emissions and completed fitting equipment that meets the latest standards for treating bilge water. We’ve accelerated our environmental training efforts, as we aspire to create a culture of compliance.
Together, we celebrated World Oceans Day at sea with our guests and crew and ashore at our brands’ headquarters. World Oceans Day is an international day of ocean celebration and collaboration. We presented Environmental Excellence Awards to honor the ships within the Carnival fleet with the best environmental performance. One ship from each cruise brand was selected and from those, one ship was recognized as the best from the entire fleet. We also rolled out a new health, environmental, safety and security (HESS) employee of the month program. In 2018, we continued to work closely with environmentally-focused organizations to help preserve the beautiful world we live in.