Innovation

Costa Cruises manages its resources and the different forms of capital at its disposal ethically and responsibly, thereby stimulating a distinctive approach to business that is a model of excellence generating economic and social benefits throughout the value chain. The Company’s investments and core activities embrace many areas – especially shipbuilding, port services and the hospitality industry – with direct production of added value as well as support for innovation of the supply chain, without overlooking emerging models of the circular economy. In addition, Costa’s work with the communities in the various ports of call has a positive knock-on effect with regard to local economic development, particularly in the form of creation of infrastructure and the increase in know-how for local tourism.

 

In Costa Cruises’ long-term vision it is essential to have a distinctive strategy aimed at broadening horizons and making responsible innovation the main driver of change at both product and process level. Aware of the possible impacts of its activity on the supply chain and local economies in the ports of call, Costa has embarked on a path to growth and continuous improvement of the business so as to have a positive, direct impact on all the relevant stakeholders, supported by tangible investments closely linked to the key sustainability issues set out in the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda. 

In particular, the Company focuses on the pursuit of solutions which, once integrated into the business, trigger mechanisms and best practices fostering the growth of the supply chain and infrastructure in ports and shipyards, this being an acknowledged driver of economic and social development. Costa is determined to be the first mover when it comes to embracing the important transitions the cruise industry is undergoing; examples of this are the drive towards cleaner energy sources (LNG) and the shift to mechanisms of circularity and redistribution of resources; to this end we are engaging in structured dialogue with all the key stakeholders for the planning required to ensure the scalability and democratization of innovation.

Other governance topics

Sustainability and Governance

Sustainability is an integral part of Costa Cruises’ corporate culture. The principle underlying the company’s strategic approach to sustainability is the awareness that our role goes beyond simply...

Sustainable development

The specificity of Costa Cruises’ business means it faces a number of challenges related to environmental sustainability and the global socio-economic landscape. To prevent and manage risks, Costa has adopted an integrated model...

Stakeholders and material issues

Operating in a business setting that is dynamic, diversified and multicultural, Costa Cruises’ role is inextricably linked to its capacity to create value and...

Diversity & inclusion

Costa Cruises’ human capital is characterized by its rich diversity in terms of professionalism, multiculturalism and skills. Empowerment of our people is a key policy of the Company, which aims to capitalize on the commitment...

Ethics & Compliance and Safety

In Costa Cruises we draw inspiration from the principles of fairness, transparency, honesty and integrity. Costa’s ethical principles, contained in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics of Carnival Corporation...