Royal Caribbean Group reports ‘significant’ progress with carbon reduction

The Royal Caribbean Group has reported that it made “significant progress” in 2023 toward its net zero vision.

The group saw a 6.8% reduction in carbon intensity, reaching more than half of its double-digit carbon intensity reduction target last year.

The parent of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises also completed successful biofuel trials across Europe and introduced the maritime industry’s first waste-to-energy system onboard a ship.

Jason Liberty (pictured), president and chief executive of Royal Caribbean Group, said: “Marking the halfway point to our carbon intensity target is a key milestone that builds on our history of innovation and collaboration as we continue driving forward solutions that advance the industry’s net zero future.”

The group also published its first Community Impact Report, outlining how it supports communities and promotes economic resilience in the destinations it visits.

Initiatives include programmes to showcase Caribbean artists on Icon of the Seas and train Bahamian entrepreneurs.

The group said it is “laser-focused” on improving its energy efficiency, treating the water it uses and diverting waste from landfill, as it moves towards its Destination Net Zero ambition – its target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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