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Carnival Corp.'s Jan Swartz joins international drive to reduce food loss

It's an honor to be accepted into the UN's Champions 12.3, Carnival Corp. & plc's Jan Swartz said
Jan Swartz, EVP strategic operations for Carnival Corp. & plc, joins the ranks of the UN's Champions 12.3, the international coalition of leaders working to reduce food loss.

Swartz is the organization's first Champion from the cruise industry.

'It's an honor to be selected to work alongside other like-minded leaders committed to steering the world toward a more sustainable future,' Swartz said. 'As industry leaders in reducing food loss and waste across our operation, Carnival Corporation realizes that collaboration leads to great solutions. I'm eager to work with leaders across several sectors to find ways to leverage each other's learnings and expertise.'

Unique insight

'The cruise industry is an important part of the travel and hospitality sector and, as such, it has a vital role to play in helping reduce food loss and waste globally,' said Liz Goodwin OBE, member of Champions 12.3. 'Jan brings a unique insight into the daily challenges of tackling food loss and waste in a globally dispersed organization operating 24/7, 365 days a year and serving millions of guests each year. She is ideally placed to represent the efforts on food waste reduction across Carnival Corporation's nine brands and share best practices across the industry.'

Costa a Friends of Champions member

Costa Cruises has been a member of the Friends of Champions 12.3 network since 2018. One component of Costa's food waste reduction strategy takes place in ports visited throughout Italy and France.

The line partners with local food banks to give fully prepared, unserved food to local communities and has donated more than 300,000 servings of food since 2017.

While Champions 12.3 is made up of executive leaders across various business, government and civil sectors, the Friends of Champions network is a wider group of nearly 150 organizations working on specific initiatives designed to drive action toward the collective mission of reducing global food waste.

Carnival on track for food waste reduction goal

Carnival Corp. & plc reported it's on track to reach its goal to reduce food waste by 50% per person by 2030 compared to its 2019 baseline.