Royal Caribbean and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced a five year partnership today, aimed at protecting and conserving the ocean environment.
The partnerships main goals are to reduce Royal Caribbean’s environmental footprint, educating crew and guests about ocean conservation, and support WWF’s global projects.
Through 2020, Royal Caribbean aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, source 90% of its wild-caught seafood by volume from MSC certified sustainable fisheries, and responsibly source 75% of its farmed seafood by volume from ASC certified responsible farms for its North America and Europe sailings.
Additionally, Royal Caribbean has pledged to donate $5 million to WWF, contributing to WWF’s global ocean conservation work.
“Our mantra at Royal Caribbean is ‘Continuous Improvement,’ and this partnership with WWF represents a great opportunity to make a big step forward in meeting our special responsibility to protect the oceans,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “It is also gratifying to see that our determination to make a meaningful difference is shared by our employees and our guests. This new partnership aligns all of us at RCL with WWF’s mission to conserve the world’s oceans. Together we are setting aggressive goals and together we will start implementing them right away.”