Costa Presents Strong Sustainability Performance

Costa Cruises today released its latest Sustainability Report. A full copy is available here:

Costa said the document highlights sustainability programs from 2016, that were developed and executed in line with the UN’s 2030 agenda.

“The roadmap we created three years ago places sustainability at the center of an integrated and multi-stakeholder approach. This led us to achieve a successful series of projects which implicate the direct involvement of the major players: the next step on the way to an increasingly sustainable future will be to make our guests play a progressively more active part as well, essential in order to achieve results and experiences that go beyond a cruise holiday,” said Stefania Lallai, Sustainability and External Relations Director, Costa Cruises.

Among the highlights:

  • A 3% reduction in fuel consumption per passenger per day compared to 2015
  • A 5% decrease in the carbon footprint compared to 2015
  • A 9% reduction in SOx gas and a 4% reduction in NOx and PMs compared to the previous year
  • 100% of the differentiated waste collection is carried out directly onboard
  • A 9.5% decrease in waste produced per passenger per day compared to the previous year
  • 62% of water requirements are produced onboard

Costa also said that it has installed and commissioned ECO Exhaust Gas Cleaning (ECO-EGCTM) systems on its ships, lowering air emissions by some 90 percent.

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