Royal Caribbean Group says it has met or surpassed almost all of its 2020 sustainability targets. There is still work to do on its sustainable seafood sourcing target, which was impacted by global suspension of service from the pandemic.
The company says it is working to develop a new set of targets around the reduction of carbon emissions, the sustainable growth and development of its business, sustainable commodity sourcing and tourism, the elimination of single-use plastics, and waste management. Details were provided in its 13th annual sustainability report which provides a comprehensive update on the company’s sustainability efforts.
“We believe that what gets measured gets better. Sustainability is a core area for our business, and this report reflects our successes and challenges over the past year,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “While I’m proud of the progress we have achieved, the importance of this area has grown exponentially. Consistent with our mantra of continuous improvement, we have significantly expanded our aspirations in this critical area and are setting even more aggressive goals for the coming years.”
Over the years the company has offered cruises to more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean.