Luxury cruise operator The Yachts of Seabourn has published a report on the company’s sustainability performance in fiscal 2009.
“Our company is in the midst of a substantial expansion in our operations,” said Pamela C. Conover, Seabourn’s President and CEO. “During this period, when we are measuring the progress of our business in a number of ways, we also wanted to ensure that we are growing in a way that is sustainable,” she continued.
Seabourn’s sustainability report comprises the measured results of Seabourn’s activities between December 1, 2008, and November 30, 2009, relating to 23 different performance indicators defined by the Global Reporting Index (GRI). Seabourn reported on the areas of Environment, Labor, Human Rights, Society, Product Responsibility, and Economic Impact. The 58-page report is published as an online document in pdf-format, and is available for viewing or download on the company’s website at www.seabourn.com.
The company has for years contributed its environmental data as a part of the corporate compliance initiative of its parent, Carnival Corporation & plc. However this is the first report that outlines these indicators for the Seabourn operating brand alone. Carnival Corporation & plc is widely recognized as a leader in the field of environmental and sustainable development, being listed on the esteemed FTSE4Good index of the FTSE Group, the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Leaders Index, as well as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. Seabourn itself has developed an internal environmental management system that has been independently certified as fully compliant with the International Standards ISO 140001.