At a reception June 2, 2015, Holland America Line was presented with a Port Metro Vancouver 2014 Blue Circle Award for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
The award is bestowed on companies with the highest level of participation in Port Metro Vancouver's EcoAction Program and that strive to reduce emissions and shrink their carbon footprint.
Holland America Line was one of 16 companies to receive the honor and one of just four cruise lines. Holland America Line has won the award every year since its inception in 2009.
"As a company that places environmental stewardship at the top of our priorities, it's an honor to again receive the coveted Blue Circle Award from Port Metro Vancouver," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Our business is based on sharing the beautiful areas of the world such as Alaska with our guests, so we take our responsibility to effectively manage our impact and interactions with the environment very seriously."