Miami-based cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation & plc and the Bellona Foundation have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
The newly formed cooperation is based on their shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society.
“Sustainable operations is a top priority for our business, and as the world’s largest cruise company, our global cruise line brands have taken and continue to take a leadership role for sustainable tourism,” Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia for Carnival Corporation, said.
“Working together with leading environmental NGOs such as The Bellona Foundation will help us to achieve our vision to provide our guests with extraordinary vacation experiences while meeting and often exceeding our environmental commitments.”
The agreement’s overall purpose is to contribute to and promote sustainable operations in the shipping industry. The arrangement will focus on solutions, regulations and legislation favoring the use of environmentally friendly vessels for the benefit of the environment, local destinations and the travelers.
“Bellona is committed to meet and fight the climate challenges through identifying and implementing sustainable environmental solutions in close cooperation with the industry. Our cooperation with Carnival Corporation will enable us to increase our impact in developing and promoting sustainable solutions for the rapidly growing cruise sector as well as international shipping,” Frederic Hauge, founder of The Bellona Foundation, said.