This month, Royal Caribbean Group is celebrating 30 years of Save the Waves, the cruise line’s first (and ongoing) environmental initiative.
Initiated in 1992, over the past 30 years, Save the Waves has grown into a global commitment to engrain sustainability practices into every part of Royal Caribbean Group’s business and culture.
Save the Waves has evolved into a global commitment to engrain sustainability practices into every aspect of Royal Caribbean Group’s business and culture. It serves as the foundation for the cruise company’s decarbonization strategy — Destination Net Zero.
“Save the Waves has served as the strong foundation for what we have accomplished and the ambitious sustainability efforts we are committed to at Royal Caribbean Group,” said Jason Liberty, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “The program, for decades, has helped us create a culture dedicated to environmental performance and our commitment to protecting our oceans.”
Initially focused on waste management and reduction, the initiative progressed to a companywide undertaking, bolstered by a range of policies, training, activities, and technological innovations that have allowed Royal Caribbean Group to achieve key milestones over the past three decades.
Save the Waves has also served as a catalyst to develop the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, unveiled in this year’s Seastainability Report. The ESG framework focuses on five distinct ways to deliver great vacation experiences responsibly: Champion communities and the environment; provide unforgettable cruise experiences; foster human rights and be an employer of choice; advance net zero innovation; and govern responsibly.