Cunard January 2024- May 2025 Brochure - Catalog - Page 34
Sustainability at Cunard – Looking after a world we love.
At Cunard we are taking committed action to protect the environment and invest in our
communities and people to deliver positive impact – not just for today, but for the long term.
Our sustainability agenda supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
and is made up of several important priorities …
Protecting the environment.
Partnering with our destinations and communities.
We are invested in looking after our planet and addressing
climate change is one of our top priorities. We invest
significantly in new technologies and fleet improvements to
minimize the impact of our air emissions. We are committed
to the reduction and responsible management of waste
and preserving the value of natural resources to ensure our
guests can continue to cruise in even cleaner, more efficient
and sustainable ways.
We continually strive to promote sustainable tourism
by contributing to our communities in a positive social,
environmental and economic way, working in conjunction
with local governments, trade associations, tourism
organizations and other community stakeholders.
We also recognize our responsibility to preserve and
protect the ecosystems and biodiversity of the oceans
and destinations we visit.
We are committed to a pathway to decarbonization
which involves significant investment in carbon efficient
technologies, energy efficiency activity and emission
reduction initiatives. Our energy and carbon reduction
pathway is certified to the internationally recognized
ISO 50001 standard.
We’re proud to work with Travelife to help our tour
operators gain GSTC certification, the global standard
for sustainable travel and tourism. Aligned to the
UN Sustainable Development Goals, the GSTC
certification criteria is designed to ensure tourism delivers
positive social, cultural and economic impact.
We’re improving the quality of our air emissions by
installing Advanced Air Quality Systems across the fleet.
These systems remove sulfur compounds and particulate
matter from our ships’ engine exhaust.
We’re building our ships with the technology
needed to connect to shore power where facilities are
available, which allows us to connect to the local grid
and switch off our engines, thereby reducing our
emissions when in port.
We are committed to the reduction and elimination
of non-essential single use plastics, switching to more
sustainable alternatives wherever possible.
We continue to evaluate technologies and operational
changes to minimize food waste and we support our crew
to efficiently manage and control it.
Recognizing water as one of the most valuable
natural resources, we have increased the amount of
water we produce on board from the ocean and have
installed water-saving technology across our fleet.
We are working with our suppliers to increase the
sustainability of our seafood sourcing and our policy
is to never source seafood that is rated as high impact,
threatened or endangered.
Our supply chain partners are required to comply with
our Business Partner Code of Conduct, which details
our expectation for ethics and integrity. We also publish
a Modern Slavery Act Statement which confirms our
commitment to human rights and outlines our efforts to
combat modern slavery.