Carnival Corporation & plc, (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, was well represented last month at the sixth annual Port of Seattle Green Gateway Awards, with three of its cruise line brands being recognized for environmental excellence.
Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises were acknowledged at the Cruise Annual All Agency Pre-Season Reception at the World Trade Center Seattle, which lauded companies that prioritize effective environmental stewardship.
Carnival Corporation’s three brands that regularly visit the Port of Seattle each received the Green Gateway Partner Award at the recent luncheon ceremony, which gathered major industry leaders from throughout the region.
Additionally, Carnival Cruise Line won the Program Innovator Award for its waste reduction incentive program, and the Technology Innovator Award went to Holland America for its early adoption of a fuel treatment system that conserves fuel and reduces air emissions. The ceremony specifically commended the Carnival Corporation brands for their environmental initiatives and programs that go above and beyond current regulations and industry standards.
“As a global corporation and across all 10 of our industry-leading cruise line brands, we are firmly committed to responsible sustainability practices to protect and maintain healthy oceans, seas and ports of call,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation. “It is not just an operating necessity – one that involves oversight from our corporation’s Board of Directors – but it is the right thing to do.”
The initiatives awarded in Seattle are among a series of ongoing programs by Carnival Corporation built around the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. Carnival Corporation recently pledged $2.5 million to The Nature Conservancy and hosted leading conservation, science and sustainability organizations at its headquarters for the Mapping Ocean Wealth annual forum. The company also recently partnered with the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance to combat the poaching, movement and sale of illegal wildlife products.
The annual ceremony honors industry leaders as judged by independent analysts from EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., and is part of the Port of Seattle’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices in regional cruising.