Costa Crociere, Europe’s leading cruise company, today released its Sustainability Report for the period from 2012 – 2013, detailing the company’s sustainability efforts. The Sustainability Report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1 and a full copy can be downloaded from the Costa Websites.
The report is divided into three main sections, each describing the activities undertaken, the associated performance indicators and the objectives achieved in terms of economic results, environmental compliance and social accountability during two years period. The Report was drawn up in accordance with the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and certified by PwC Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Costa implemented various measures to deliver on its commitment to protect the environment, develop and provide opportunities for its employees, strengthen its stakeholder relations and enhance the communities in which the company visits and operates. The efforts include, among others, the review of cruise routes and the introduction of energy-saving measures on board led to a substantial reduction in emissions, while numerous projects and initiatives have been designed to reduce environmental footprint both at cruise itineraries destinations and in the sea.