Elaine Heldewier

ELAINE HELDEWIER
Carnival Corporation & plc,
Sustainability Director

Our sustainability vision includes several important priorities – among them are addressing climate change, improving the quality of our air emissions, protecting the oceans and seas upon which we sail, supporting the communities we visit and providing all employees with a positive work environment and opportunities to build a rewarding career.

In 2017, we achieved and surpassed our sustainability goal to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions from our operations by 25% by 2020, and in 2018, we made further progress by delivering a 27.6% reduction relative to our 2005 baseline. As part of our long-term commitment to support climate change, we aspire to the International Maritime Organization’s vision of a carbon-free shipping industry by the end of the century. In 2018, we worked with leaders across the cruise industry to develop the framework supporting the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) recent commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions across the cruise industry’s global fleet by 40% by 2030. As a CLIA member, we are doing our part to help achieve this goal. In addition to achieving our own carbon emissions goal ahead of schedule, we are on track to meet all of our sustainability goals by 2020.

As we continue to define our sustainability strategy and goals for 2030, we are using the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as our framework. We know that developing the right sustainability strategy for our organization is essential to our business success and reputation. For additional details on our sustainability journey click here. 

logo - Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainability Icon - 1 No Poverty
Sustainability Icon - 10 Reduced Inequalities
Sustainability Icon - 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
Sustainability Icon - 4 Quality Education
Sustainability Icon - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainability Icon - 14 Life Below Water
Sustainability Icon - 15 Life on Land
Sustainability Icon - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Sustainability Icon - 2 Zero Hunger
Sustainability Icon - 5 Gender Equality
Sustainability Icon - 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainability Icon - 13 Climate Action
Sustainability Icon - 17 Partnerships for the Goals
Sustainability Icon - 3 Good Health and Well-Being
Sustainability Icon - 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Sustainability Icon - 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Sustainability Icon - 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

CAPTAIN RENATO BENDINELLI, CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
My crew and I are committed to delivering environmental excellence and are honored to be the first ship in the Carnival Corporation fleet to receive the Environmental Excellence award. This is a never-ending effort for all of us as we constantly work to identify operational improvements.

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JULIA BROWN, CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC, CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
We are working with our supply chain to expand the number of sustainable and responsible sourced products and services we purchase across our nine leading cruise lines. This is an important component of our sustainability performance and it includes all aspects of our operation, from the type of fuel we use to power our ships, the amenities we use in our cabins and the food we serve in our restaurants.

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RICHARD MEADOWS, SEABOURN, PRESIDENT
We are a diverse organization and we value and support our talented and diverse employee base. We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer, employing people from around the world and hiring people based on the quality of their experience, skills, education, and character, without regard for their identification with any group or classification of people.

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MARIE MCKENZIE, CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC, VP GLOBAL PORTS & CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Whether its economic development, educational opportunities or environmental stewardship, we want to make every place we visit is even better than it was before we arrived. In the Caribbean, we are partnering with various stakeholders to help rebuild the islands of St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, Dominica, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos after a series of devastating storms, and also partnering on better preparation for future possible storms.

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BO-ERIK BLOMQVIST, CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC, SVP SHIPBUILDING
Incorporating “Green technologies” into our new ships at the design stage is an important component of our sustainability vision. We have designed and built the first cruise ship in the world powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) both at sea and in port. We are leading the cruise industry’s adoption of LNG to power cruise ships. LNG is the most environmentally friendly and low-emission fuel currently available.

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ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER JULIANA COFFEY, HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
I’m very proud of the role I have as environmental officer and in particular of the opportunity to promote environmental conservation at the destinations we visit. Working with our port management department and volunteer crew members, I have been coordinating the planting of mangrove trees and beach clean-ups in Mahogany Bay Cruise Center, Roatan, Honduras, one of the destinations my assigned ship visits.