Sustainability at Carnival Corporation & plc

Our entire management team, including our Boards of Directors, is committed to addressing climate change and defining our path to decarbonization.

Elaine Heldewier

Carnival Corporation & plc, Sustainability Director

We are pleased to report that we have achieved the remaining three environmental targets within our 2020 sustainability goals in 2019, and achieved our carbon reduction goal in 2017. As such, we have accomplished all our numerical sustainability 2020 targets ahead of schedule in 2019 and have committed to new goals that will carry us beyond 2020:

  • Committed to a new goal to reduce the intensity of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions from our operations by 40% by 2030 relative to our 2008 baseline, measured in grams of CO2e per ALB-km.

  • Continued to pioneer the use of LNG in the cruise industry by introducing Carnival Corporation & plc’s second 100% LNG-powered ship, Costa Smeralda, and having nine new LNG ships on order between 2020 through 2025.

  • Continued the installation and retrofitting of our fleet with Advanced Air Quality Systems (AAQS), which reduce sulfur and particulate matter from our engine exhaust with over 77% of our fleet already equipped.

  • Supporting new technologies and installation of a lithium-ion battery storage system on board as well as forming a joint venture project to develop a decentralized energy network and a hybrid energy system by using a new generation of fuel cells.

  • Reducing all non-essential single-use items, including plastics, on board our ships by 50% by the end of 2021.

  • Committing to a food waste reduction goal across our entire fleet by 10% by the end of 2021.

  • Continuing to implement programs that support our diverse and inclusive workforce.

    These new goals are part of our initial 2030 sustainability goals, which are in alignment with the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030. The agenda follows recognized frameworks such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change. As members of the maritime industry, our new goals are also in alignment with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).