Carnival Corporation's Environmental Leadership Earns Global Recognition
"It is rewarding to have so many outside organizations recognize
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Following are noteworthy recognitions received by
Eco-Friendly Line- Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards Holland America Line
Readers in 2018, as well as previous years, recognized the line's commitment to safeguarding the oceans and environment, its use of shore power, and responsible management of energy, water and waste.
- Green Controlling Award 2018 - Péter Horváth Foundation
AIDA Cruises "Green Cruising" project
The award, presented in cooperation with the
International Controlling Association, recognizes the most innovative and effective "green" goals for design and control of ecological strategies, programs, projects and procedures in corporations and public institutions. AIDA's Green Cruising project includes both ecologic and economic goals at every stage of planning.
- Seatrade Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
Costa 4GOODFOOD Project
The award, presented in 2018, recognizes companies delivering innovative corporate social responsibility initiatives that successfully contributed to the welfare of the company's employees, its local community and its business performance overall. With its 4GOODFOOD program, which considers every aspect of food preparation and consumption on board,
Costa Cruisesaims to cut in half the food waste on board its ships by 2020, which is 10 years ahead of the United Nations2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals.
- 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2018 -
Corporate Responsibility Magazine Carnival Corporation
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of public companies across
the United States, documenting 260 ESG data points of disclosure and performance measures — harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. 2018 marked the third consecutive year and sixth time in the past eight years that Carnival Corporationwas recognized, ranking 11th in the environmental category in 2018.
German Cruise LineAward for Environmental Commitment - Seatrade Europe AIDA Cruises
AIDA was honored in 2017 for its commitment to the development and implementation of new environmental technologies on board its ships, including pioneering the use of low-emission LNG and shore power on its cruise ships.
Blue CircleAward – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Princess Cruises Princess Cruiseswas awarded with a 2017 Blue CircleAward for its voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce air emissions in the Port of Vancouver. The awards recognize industry partners that excel in environmental stewardship and attain the highest level of participation in the port authority's EcoAction Program and Energy Action Initiative. Princess Cruiseshas been awarded each year since the inaugural awards in 2009.
- Green Gateway Environmental Excellence Awards -
Port of Seattle Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Lineand Princess Cruises
The annual awards are presented to cruise and shipping companies whose environmental programs and initiatives exceed industry standards and regulatory requirements, and support the port's goal of becoming the cleanest and most energy-efficient port in
North America. Carnival Corporationhas been honored by the Port of Seattlein various ways since the Green Gateway Awards were established in 2010. The three Carnival Corporationcruise line brands were honored in 2017 for efforts including use of shore power, environmental education, use of biodegradable cleaning products, reducing waste and a recycling incentive program.
- Hutchinson Ports Cleaner Safer Seas Solutions - Lloyd's List
The company was recognized in 2017 for its environmental commitment to improve the quality of air emissions through the adoption of LNG to power cruise ships, a first for the cruise industry.
- Green Spa Certification 2017 -
German Wellness Association
AIDA Cruiseswas the first cruise company to be certified for its commitment to sustainability by Deutscher Wellness Verband eV, the German Wellness Association, achieving the top quality grade of Level 3 for building a spa in line with the highest environmental principles, responsible resource consumption and promoting growth through sustainable spa treatments.
- Shippax Award 2017
AIDAprima was honored in 2017 as the world's first cruise ship able to operate on LNG in port, and the first designed to sail 365 days per year in
- ECO Notation -
Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon
Through professional inspections that begin at the design stage and continue through the ship's service, the voluntary ECO rules set standards for environmental ship design, construction and operation that go beyond statutory requirements. Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon, from
Carnival Corporation'snamesake brand, Carnival Cruise Line, both achieved the designation.
- Sustainable Business Award -
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Carnival Corporation
The 2015 award recognized
Carnival Corporationand its nine brands for their leadership role in developing innovative environmental initiatives. These include the company's commitment to constructing new ships featuring a revolutionary "green cruising design" powered by cleaner-burning LNG, as well as the Advanced Air Quality Systems technology that significantly improves air emissions.
- Green Ship Designation -
Port of Long Beach Carnival Cruise Line
The cruise line was recognized in 2015 for participating in the Port of
Long Beach'sGreen Ship Incentive Program, a voluntary clean-air initiative targeting the reduction of smog-causing nitrogen oxides (NOx). It rewards qualifying vessel operators for deploying their "greenest" ships to the Californiaport and accelerating development of new environmental technologies. Carnival Cruise Linealso participates in the port's Green Flag Incentive Program, agreeing to reduce speed while approaching and departing the port, thereby reducing air emissions.
- Environmental Stewardship Award -
Maritime Association of South Carolina Carnival Cruise Line
The award honors companies that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation.
Carnival Cruise Line'slocal air quality, wastewater policy and landfill reduction efforts were cited as key factors in achieving this recognition. The cruise line's initiatives include plans to install Advanced Air Quality Systems – the corporation's innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology – on ships to significantly improve emissions. Additionally, Carnival Cruise Linedonates hundreds of items from its ships to local charities, churches and other organizations.
- FTSE4Good Index
Carnival Corporationhas been a member of the FTSE4Good Index, the socially responsible investment index calculated by global index provider FTSE Group. The FTSE4Good Index measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards and facilitates investment in those companies.
- Newsweek Green Ranking 2017
Carnival Corporationranked number 170 in the U.S. Top 500 in Newsweek's Green Rankings for 2017. Developed in partnership with Corporate Knights, a magazine for responsible business, the Green Rankings is among the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
- Maplecroft Climate Innovation (CII) Leaders Index
Carnival Corporationhas been listed on the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index (CII) of the 100 Top Performing Companies that successfully innovate and manage climate-related opportunities and risks, as rated against more than 100 criteria.
- Natural Capital Leaders Index
Carnival Corporationwas recognized in 2014 by GreenBiz Groupand Trucost for meeting criteria demonstrating that, over the preceding five years, it successfully decoupled revenue growth from natural capital impacts in its operations and supply chain. Carnival Corporationwas one of only 34 companies identified as increasing revenue while decreasing negative impacts on natural capital resources such as air and water.
- The New Economy - Clean Tech Award
Carnival Corporationwas recognized in 2013 with the Clean Tech Award for Best Marine Solutions by The New Economy, a publication that covers cutting-edge technology, energy, business and strategy.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Together, the corporation's cruise lines operate 105 ships with 242,000 lower berths visiting over 700 ports around the world, with 20 new ships scheduled to be delivered through 2025. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the
With a long history of innovation and providing guests with extraordinary vacation experiences,
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