Costa Cruises Presents Its Sustainability Report 2019
Costa Cruises has published its Sustainability Report 2019, entitled “Building the Future Together” to present the achievements of the Company towards sustainable and responsible operations, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda defined by the United Nations to promote responsible development globally.
The full Report, elaborated according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards can be downloaded at “https://www.costacruises.co.uk/sustainability/the-sustainability-report.html”
Now in its 14th edition, the document presents the Italian cruise company’s sustainability strategy and master plan, highlighting the main projects and results achieved in 2019 set with a double aim: on the one hand, mitigate the adverse effects of its impacts and, on the other, implement concrete solutions in order to create value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers and local communities.
“The publication of our Sustainability Report 2019 comes at a very special time, in which we have just responsibly and safely restarted our operations after a long pause,” said Group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia Michael Thamm. “The report is an opportunity to showcase our tangible projects and the results achieved in 2019, but also to confirm that now more than ever we renew our commitment towards a sustainable development of our business model. We want to continue to guide the transformation of our Company and our industry in the coming years, working closely and transparently with all our stakeholders”.
Significant results have been achieved in 2019 by Costa on the path towards decarbonization and emission reduction. Committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020, and 10 years ahead of the targets set by the IMO, in 2019 the Company had already reached a reduction of 40% versus 2008.
The arrival of Costa Smeralda, the flagship inaugurated in 2019 and the first ship in the Costa fleet to be powered by LNG, represented a fundamental step towards emission reduction and will soon be followed, in 2021, by its sister ship Costa Toscana, yet another concrete testament to Costa’s dedication to environmental sustainability.
COSTA CRUISES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
The cornerstones of Costa Cruises’ strategy are: minimization of environmental impact; designing together with the community; promotion of sustainable, responsible and shared models.