MSC Cruises Sets A Course To Sustainability 

MSC Cruises has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, highlighting its progress in its sustainability practices over the year.

The sustainability strategy is informed by the materiality assessment carried out in 2019 and revisited in 2021. This process has ensured that MSC Cruises’ attention is focused on issues of the most significant importance to MSC Cruises’ external and internal stakeholders and where its impact on the world means the company has a responsibility to act.

The Sustainability Action Plan is focused on six priority workstreams with progress on specific actions included in its Sustainability Report to ensure that the company is accountable for delivering them. The six areas of the Sustainability Action Plan align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims – a shared vision for the role that individuals, businesses and governments must play in transitioning to a sustainable world.

The Sustainability Advisory Board for the Cruise Division of MSC Group, which includes the MSC Cruises brand, is chaired by Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago. The Board is responsible for ensuring the continued relevance of the sustainability strategy and for reviewing progress, guided and supported by the Sustainability Team.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Progress has been achieved across all six key workstreams, including targeting net zero operations by 2050, looking after its people, supporting sustainable tourism and developing its sustainable procurement policy
  • Carbon intensity of the fleet is down 33.5% since 2008
  • Launch of MSC World Europa, the world’s largest LNG-powered cruise ship
  • First solid oxide fuel cell technology system onboard a large cruise vessel

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