|Carnival Corporation Issues 2015 Sustainability Report, Continues Strong Commitment to Environment and Safety|
MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report’s details show the company is on track to meet its goals in the next four years, with sustainability efforts highlighted across its 10 cruise line brands. The report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 “core” level, and a full copy can be downloaded from Carnival Corporation’s site.
In 2015, Carnival Corporation announced 10 goals for reducing its environmental footprint, while enhancing the health, safety and security of its guests and crew members, and ensuring sustainable business practices among its brands, business partners and suppliers. As part of the effort to achieve these goals, the company and its 10 global brands have implemented strategic energy reduction and conservation initiatives. The most notable progress made against these 10 goals to date, as outlined in the infographic here, includes:
“We know it is increasingly important to have sustainable and transparent operations, so we work hard every day to run our company in a sustainable way, and to share those practices broadly, so that our guests can feel confident that they are making a responsible decision when they book a vacation with us,” said Bill Burke, chief maritime officer forCarnival Corporation. “We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable voyage for our guests and crew members as our cruise line brands create great vacations, while at the same time maintaining our deep commitment to protecting the oceans, seas and destinations we visit.”
Carnival Corporation’s Commitment to Sustainability
Other strides Carnival Corporation made in 2015 to deliver on its commitment to its guests, crew, stakeholders and the environment include:
Carnival Corporation reinforced its leadership position in the China cruise region with the successful introduction of a fourth ship in 2015 – Costa Serena from its Costa Cruises brand. The company also announced in 2015 that it would introduce two more year-round ships – one each from Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises – making it the first cruise company with six ships based in China, maintaining its industry leadership in the country. Carnival Corporation also formed a strategic joint venture by partnering with state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation and China Investment Corporation to launch a new cruise brand in the Chinese vacation region.
Other strides Carnival Corporation made in 2015 to deliver on its commitment to the communities in which it operates include:
Partnering with The Nature Conservancy to Advance Ocean Health
Carnival Corporation’s partnership with TNC supports the organization’s Mapping Ocean Wealth (MOW) program that creates maps showing the extent and distribution of benefits that habitats like coral reefs and mangroves provide, including fish production, flood mitigation, erosion control and recreation. Progress made in 2015 with the help ofCarnival Corporation’s donation include:
More information about Carnival Corporation’s sustainability efforts and the full versions of its past sustainability reports can be found here.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Together, these brands operate 101 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 225,000 lower berths with 15 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2020. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
Additional information can be found on www.carnivalcorp.com, www.carnival.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.princess.com, www.seabourn.com, www.aida.de,www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.pocruises.com and www.fathom.org.
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ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In food processing, lactic acid bacteria can be friend or foe. Kept in check, these organisms help produce fermented foods ranging from smooth yogurts to crunchy pickles – and can even be leveraged for probiotic purposes. But under low oxygen, low temperature and acidic conditions, the bacteria can cause spoilage, discoloration, bloated packages and textures, odors and flavors that displease customers, trigger recalls and cause food waste.
To help food processing companies streamline complicated labor intensive testing methods, 3M Food Safety introduces the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate with a more efficient, all-in-one solution for monitoring lactic acid bacteria levels in food products and manufacturing environments. The plate offers all of the time-honored benefits of the award-winning 3M™ Petrifilm™ Plates – simplicity, reliability, productivity, and sustainability – while eliminating the need for the costly anaerobic equipment used with traditional methods.
For the first time ever, the 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate combines oxygen-scavenging technology and oxygen-barrier films to create a self-contained anaerobic environment. Now food processors and testing laboratories can get true, accurate anaerobic results using aerobic incubation conditions, providing enhanced recovery of lactic acid bacteria within 48 hours.
“Food manufacturers are becoming more aware of the impact lactic acid bacteria plays on their products’ quality and shelf life,” said John David, 3M Food Safety global marketing manager. “Our hope and belief is that the improved and easier testing process made possible with the 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate will enable them to more effectively monitor this group of microorganisms and make confident decisions about their product quality, helping to reduce waste, minimize recalls and protect brand reputation.”
In contrast to traditional methods, 3M’s advanced technology can be used to test a wide range of foods and environmental surfaces. The company expects its plate will be especially valuable for manufacturers of meat, fish and poultry products, processed foods, produce, dairy products, and various dressings and sauces. If the test determines lactic acid bacteria levels are unacceptable, companies may want to adjust their processing conditions or intensify cleaning and sanitation.
3M Food Safety, a leader of innovative solutions that help the food and beverage industries optimize the quality and safety of their products to enable consumer protection and improve their bottom lines, is pursuing third-party scientific validations such as AOAC and ISO for its new technology. To order the 3M Petrifilm Lactic Acid Bacteria Count Plate, or learn more about it and related products, individuals can contact their local sales representative, call (800) 328-6553 or visit http://3M.com/foodsafety/PetrifilmLAB.
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Dawn® and Port of LA Celebrate International Bird Rescue’s Devotion to Marine Wildlife with 45th Anniversary Celebration
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This year marks a milestone for Dawn’s wildlife partner, International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) – it has been 45 years since the oil spill that led directly to the creation of Bird Rescue. In January 1971, two oil tankers collided in foggy conditions near the Golden Gate Bridge. The ruptured tankers spilled at least 800,000 gallons of crude oil, affecting 7,000 birds. Volunteers collected nearly 4,300 of them and brought them to makeshift rescue centers, but only about 300 birds were successfully rehabilitated and released.
Following the spill, Bird Rescue was officially hatched in April of 1971 at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park. Since then, it has led oiled bird rescue efforts in over 220 oil spills in more than a dozen countries.
“From an environmental tragedy 45 years ago, Bird Rescue was born to deliver on the promise of mitigating the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species through response, rehabilitation, and research,” said JD Bergeron, Executive Director, International Bird Rescue. “Our work these past four decades would not have been achieved without the support of our volunteers, the San Pedro community and Dawn.”
Dawn joined Bird Rescue at their San Pedro, Calif. facility this weekend where community guests got a behind-the-scenes look at the impactful and profound work happening at the wildlife rescue center. The anniversary celebration also featured guest speaker and photographer Joel Sartore, who photographed oiled wildlife during the Deepwater Horizon spill for National Geographic.
“International Bird Rescue is such an admirable, vital organization and I am so happy I could celebrate with them and Dawn today,” said Sartore. “While I was photographing oiled wildlife during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I saw firsthand how much work the Bird Rescue team and volunteers do to save thousands of marine birds each year. I applaud Bird Rescue’s hard work and conservation efforts over the past 45 years – it’s absolutely critical that we get people to care about wildlife and the environment.”
In their 45th year, Bird Rescue continues to bring excellence in marine bird response and rehabilitation, as well as a renewed focus on research, education, and outreach, especially to children, the next generation of wildlife and nature stewards.
“Dawn is honored to celebrate International Bird Rescue’s 45th anniversary, and especially the volunteers and community who make wildlife rescue possible,” said Chris Laird, North America Dish Care Brand Director, P&G. “We’re proud that for over 40 years, Dawn has been supporting wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers with its product to clean animals affected by oil pollution.”
DAWN HELPS SAVE WILDLIFE
Independent studies have proven Dawn Dish Soap to be the most effective dishwashing detergent for cleaning oiled animals, heralded because it removes tough grease while being gentle on animals’ delicate skin and feathers. As such, Dawn is the only dishwashing brand trusted by wildlife rescue experts for decades. Since 2006, Dawn has donated more than 100,000 bottles of dishwashing liquid and financial support to its wildlife partners, International Bird Rescue and The Marine Mammal Center. These donations have helped these organizations clean more than 75,000 marine animals in the United States.
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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BIRD RESCUE
For 45 years, International Bird Rescue has been a global leader in responding to man-made disasters affecting wildlife, such as oil spills and marine debris. In addition to a fully-equipped emergency response center in Alaska, Bird Rescue runs two world-class wildlife centers in California which care for more than 5,000 animals each year, including pelicans, herons, shorebirds, and other aquatic species. This is made possible by over 60,000 volunteer hours kindly provided by a diverse group of retirees, nurses, veterinary students, and others. To date, their response teams have led rescue efforts in more than 200 spills across six continents. Visit www.Bird-Rescue.org to learn more.
Union Pacific is the first large North American railroad to be recognized as a Top Green Provider by Food Logistics. The publication’s annual list recognizes companies whose products, services or leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
- Find out the top 50 food products shipped by Union Pacific athttp://www.up.com/cs/groups/public/@uprr/@customers/documents/up_pdf_nativedocs/pdf_up_ms_food_info.pdf.
Many foods travel by train before landing on tables across the world. Union Pacific’s expedited rail network offers fast, reliable delivery while saving fuel and reducing emissions, resulting in a more sustainable global food supply chain.
“Our team is committed to enhancing sustainability by continually seeking new ways to improve operating efficiency and investing in technology that reduces our environmental footprint,” said Jason Hess, Union Pacific’s vice president-Agricultural Products.
Union Pacific also was recognized for its dedication to investing in fuel-efficient equipment. One-hundred percent of the company’s refrigeration units meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most stringent air emissions standards. Additionally, Union Pacific acquired 100 Tier 4 locomotives in 2015, which reduce particulate emissions from diesel locomotives by as much as 91 percent and oxides of nitrogen emissions by as much as 90 percent, compared to locomotives built prior to EPA standards.
- Read more about Union Pacific’s sustainability efforts at http://www.up.com/aboutup/corporate_info/building-america-report/2015.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested approximately $33 billion in its network and operations to support America’s transportation infrastructure. The railroad’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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