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THE FUTURE OF CRUISING

Committed to promoting responsible travel


“Our goal is clear: for MSC Cruises to be a net- zero emissions company by 2050.”

PIERFRANCESCO VAGO
Executive Chairman

 
Our responsibility: sustainability

Being family-owned means we can invest in the long term,

preserving the planet and its oceans for future generations.

Ensuring we travel the oceans with the utmost care,

while respecting the coastal communities we visit.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS

At MSC Cruises, sustainability is not just a buzzword but a long term business commitment. 

Browse our Sustainability reports to understand more about what we do.

our sustainability programme

Our journey towards sustainable cruises is organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement. This translates into a drive to continuously improve our fleet’s environmental performance; caring for all employees and promoting diversity and inclusion; working to ensure that our impact on the coastal communities that we reach remains positive; and responsibly sourcing the products and services that we purchase.

PLANET

We are fully committed to playing our part in addressing climate change and promoting ocean biodiversity. We are determined to accelerate our transition toward net zero emissions by 2050. We work closely with leading technology companies, shipyards, and fuel providers to push the boundaries of what is possible.

 

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PLANET

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PEOPLE

MSC Cruises is a people-focused company, employing tens of thousands of people of multiple nationalities worldwide. Our number one priority is keeping our passengers and crew safe and well. Our crew play a very important role in making our guest experience a success, and we know how important it is to support their well-being.

 

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PEOPLE

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PLACE

Our cruises allow people to visit some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations that the world has to offer – and we want to help to keep them that way.

We promote more responsible travel and deliver greater social and economic outcomes for communities.

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PLACE

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PROCUREMENT

Our cruise sustainability actions also apply to our procurement policy. Every year, we procure thousands of different items to run our operations, from engine parts to hand soap, crew uniforms to food and drink and we need to do this thoughtfully and responsibly.

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PROCUREMENT

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MSC Foundation

MSC FOUNDATION

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As a family-owned company with a global seafaring heritage that dates back to 1675, we care passionately about the seas and have a real love of the beautiful places and inspiring cultures we take our guests to explore all over the world. This has led us to launch many life-changing initiatives over the years. The non-profit MSC Foundation was founded in 2018 to lead and coordinate these conservation and humanitarian commitments worldwide, developing the longstanding philanthropic partnerships of all the MSC Group companies and launching many new initiatives. Now a leading global corporate philanthropic organisation supporting ocean conservation initiatives, our MSC Foundation works to restore the critical balance between people and nature. Utilising our global reach and unique knowledge of the sea, we take immediate action to protect and nurture the blue planet, its peoples and our shared cultural heritage. We likewise help disaster-struck populations toward recovery and support vulnerable communities around the world to realise their full potential through education, sustainable development, and humanitarian medical programmes.