Carnival Corporation has announced a new partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society to support its commitment to the environment.
Carnival Corporation has announced a new partnership with renowned ocean explorer and life-long environmental advocate Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation and education organisation. The group serves as a “Voice for the Ocean” on the importance of effective environmental and sustainability policy.
“We are all connected to the ocean”
“We are all connected to the ocean in some way no matter where we live, and it is clear that the health and vitality of the world’s oceans depend on our collective global commitment to preserving the environment that we all share,” said Cousteau.
The corporation and its nine cruise line brands already have plans underway, including initiatives to reduce or eliminate the purchase of plastic straws, cups, lids and bags, among other single-use items. The brands are also working to potentially eliminate providing individual servings of select packaged food items and other single-use plastics or decorative items used in food and beverage service as well as in staterooms.
“We have a responsibility and opportunity”
Cousteau further commented: “As we look to the future, we have a responsibility and opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the world’s oceans, while supporting and protecting them with sound environmental policies.
“We look forward to working with Carnival Corporation to further enhance its environmental initiatives, and we commend the company’s long-term commitment to environmental stewardship and excellence.”