Ships Receive Environmental Certification from International Classification Society
SHIPS RECEIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION FROM INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY
All 21 ships in fleet meet or exceed International Environmental Standards set forth by ISO 14001
MIAMI (September 5, 2006) -- Carnival Cruise Lines has received certification of its ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, an accredited ship classification society. The certification applies to Carnival Cruise Lines’ fleet of 21 ships and its Miami headquarters.
The requirements for certification are established by the Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization, an internationally recognized standards organization that promotes the development and implementation of international standards, including those for environmental management issues.
“Carnival Cruise Lines owes its livelihood to the sea and receiving ISO 14001 certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance further demonstrates our continued commitment to preserving and protecting our important natural resources,” said Bob Dickinson, Carnival Cruise Lines president and CEO.
The EMS system provides a framework by which Carnival Cruise Lines evaluates its environmental impact and serves as a foundation to enhance the company’s wide-ranging environmental performance and compliance initiatives.
The system includes requirements for employee training and auditing, corrective and preventive actions, regulatory compliance instructions and practices, and measurement of stated goals and objectives.
Procedures of the system include identifying activities and services for potential environmental impact and opportunities for enhancing the company’s environmental goals and objectives.