Carnival Corporation Announces Significant 2022 Sustainability Advances
World's largest cruise company releases annual sustainability report highlighting continued strong environmental performance and decarbonization momentum
Report details far-reaching sustainability achievements, including new technologies and smart solutions to deliver on aggressive sustainability roadmap
"As the global leader in the cruise industry, we are setting the pace with the industry's smartest solutions for sustainable cruising that will help deliver on our aggressive roadmap to reduce our carbon impact, maximize our use of resources and further enhance our operations to be even more efficient by 2030," said
In 2022, as almost 100% of
Advancements in Decarbonization Pathway
Additionally, the company completed its first inventory of Scope 3 "value-chain" emissions associated with purchased goods and services, fuel and energy distribution/delivery, and waste management, among others. Using the GHG Protocol standard, in the future, the company will track these emissions annually vs. a full-year 2019 operations baseline.
Other 2022 decarbonization highlights include:
Investing in Energy-Efficient Solutions:
- Service Power Packages: Continued the fleetwide rollout of eco-friendly upgrades (LED lights, HVAC automation, variable speed drives on pumps and fans, etc.) for an average 5% fuel consumption savings per ship, and expected to generate over
$100 millionin annual fuel cost savings upon completion). Shore Power: 57% of the global fleet is now able to "plug in" to reduce emissions and noise in port where connections to electric power are available.
- Air Lubrication Systems (ALS): Expanded this technology to more ships to help them glide on air bubbles with ~5% less friction, for fuel consumption savings and reduced emissions (five ships installed, six in progress and eight on order).
Pioneering New Technologies & Alternative Fuels:
Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG): Leading the industry in new fuel propulsion with eight LNG-capable ships in service with three more on order to account for 20% of fleet capacity by 2025.
- Batteries & Fuel Cells: Piloting the world's largest ever battery installation on a passenger ship with a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery storage system on AIDAprima and pioneering a new generation of power in the industry with fuel cell technology using methanol-derived hydrogen on AIDAnova.
- Biofuels: Leading the industry in piloting biofuels as a replacement for fossil fuel with successful trials on AIDAprima and
Holland America Line'sVolendam.
- Partnerships: Driving decarbonization pathways for the industry as part of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Getting to Zero Coalitionand Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative, among others.
Contributing to Circular Economy
Shrinking the Company's Food Print:
- Surplus Food: Achieving per-passenger food waste reduction of more than 30% in 2022 (vs. 2019) and establishing a new goal to reduce food waste by 40% per person by 2025.
- Biodigesters: Leading the industry with over 600 food biodigesters installed on ships to break down and liquify uneaten food and sustainably return it to nature.
- Dehydrators: Installing 25-plus food dehydrators across the fleet to remove excess water from leftover food, reducing waste volume by upwards of 90%.
Removing & Replacing Items with Sustainable Alternatives:
- Single Use Items: Reduced single-use plastic by more than 50%, removing over 500 million single-use items since 2018 and replaced items with sustainable alternatives.
Supply Chain Partners: Continued collaborating with supply chain partners on sustainable product strategies, such as purchasing products in bulk instead of buying single-use containers and reducing packaging volumes.
In addition to achievements in environmental performance,
"Our approach to sustainability is backed by science and driven by data, which allows us to take decisive actions that make a truly meaningful impact and inspire real change," said Weinstein. "It is a monumental undertaking that requires collective focus and tireless dedication of our entire organization. We are fortunate to have a global team of 160,000 talented people who are passionately committed to honoring the integrity of every ocean we sail, place we visit, and life we touch. We are incredibly proud of the considerable progress we have made so far and look forward to continuing our collective work together toward a sustainable future for cruising and tourism."
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