Cruise operator sails past carbon reduction goals

Carnival Corporation has achieved a 26.3% reduction in carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions relative to a 2005 baseline

A cruise operator has achieved its 25% carbon reduction goal three years ahead of schedule and is on track with its nine other 2020 sustainability goals.

Carnival Corporation has achieved a 26.3% reduction in carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions relative to a 2005 baseline.

It says measures that helped hit this goal included introducing exhaust gas cleaning systems across 62% of its fleet, which reduce sulfur compounds and particulate matter, as well as enabling 43% of its vessels to use shoreside electric power while the ship is docked.

The firm also rolled out advanced water purification systems to cut water usage, boosted recycling capabilities and sent 79% of its food waste to energy conversion plants.

Bill Burke, Chief Maritime Officer for the Carnival Corporation, said: “We are committed to consistently exceeding the expectations of our guests for great vacations but we are also deeply committed to being a model for sustainable tourism throughout the world.

“We congratulate each of our 120,000 employees for helping us achieve and exceed our carbon reduction goal well ahead of schedule.”

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