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Costa Cruises achieved a 3% reduction in carbon footprint in 2014

Costa Cruises achieved a 3% reduction in carbon footprint in 2014
Costa Cruises' Sustainability Report 2014, audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers, shows the cruise line recorded a 9% decrease in fuel consumption per passenger/day and a 3% reduction in carbon footprint, compared to the previous year.

Emission reductions YoY were equal to -4% tonnes of SOx, -7% tonnes of NOx and PMs - gases typically produced during fuel combustion processes - and a 9.7% reduction in energy consumption.
During last year, exhaust gas cleaning systems were installed on seven of the ships in the fleet and 450,000 light bulbs were replaced with low power consumption LED bulbs across the fleet, resulting in 80% energy savings.
100% of materials and products consumed on board collected and separated for disposal and recycling and a 1.36% reduction in water consumption on the ships, 68% of which is produced directly onboard utilising desalination plants.

Costa has over 8,800 suppliers in five continents and its ships sail to 261 ports of call worldwide, with 21 added in 2014.

Last year Costa Cruises provided work for 4,000 new shipboard hires in the 18 to 30 age group.