The shipping company Norwegian Cruise publishes its annual report on environmental and social sustainability and its updated Sail & Sustain program, structured around five pillars: “Reduce environmental impact, sail safely, empower people, strengthen communities and operate with integrity and responsibility “.
Explains Frank Del Rio, Norwegian Cruise’s president and chief executive officer: “Despite the unprecedented headwinds of the pandemic, we have never wavered in our commitment to drive a positive impact on society and the environment through our global sustainability program. Sail & Sustain. The recently updated Sail & Sustain strategy, based on five key pillars, adopts a comprehensive and holistic approach that addresses all ESG aspects across the Company. Furthermore, we have aligned ourselves with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and have identified 10 goals in which we believe we can make the greatest contribution to achieving a more sustainable future for all ”.
Among other things, a long-term climate action strategy has been formulated with the goal of achieving zero emissions through carbon intensity reduction, identification and investment in technology, including exploration of alternative fuels and the implementation of a voluntary carbon offset program. The Company has pledged to offset the equivalent of three million tonnes of carbon dioxide (MTCO2e) over a three-year period starting in 2021 to take immediate action and help close the gap in its decarbonisation efforts until new technology will be available.