French luxury line Ponant has shared its first annual sustainability report.
The report is part of the line’s Blue Horizon roadmap towards more sustainable and meaningful tourism and was released during the European Sustainable Development Week.
Early indicators suggest that it is on target to reduce CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2026, while water management is also progressing. On board, 100 per cent of waste is separated and sorted, with 60 per cent of it being recycled compared to the global average of barely 20 per cent.
Meanwhile, all vessels in the Ponant fleet have earned the international Cleanship certification issued by Bureau Veritas.
“We are sailors for whom the oceans and biodiversity are part of our DNA,” said Hervé Gastinel, CEO of Ponant.
“We see ourselves as having a responsibility to our guests, our employees, and local communities to promote meaningful voyages.
“We have made lasting and ambitious commitments. We aim to decarbonise our cruises, reduce atmospheric emissions, eliminate plastics, recover waste, protect biodiversity, support scientific research aboard our ships and strengthen our partnerships with local communities. This first annual report presents the results in figures.”