Sustainability and Governance

For Costa Cruises sustainability is an integral part of our corporate culture. The principle underlying our strategic approach to sustainability is the awareness that our role goes beyond simply taking tourists from place to place to create wealth. Costa is a key player in a vast network comprised of a series of stakeholders with whom it operates to create social value. Costa’s governance plays a central role in this sense. It is defined in our Business Management Model, which is updated periodically and is structured in order to ensure high ethical standards and transparency in all Company activities and to effectively monitor operational risks. Our business is managed by means of a dual structure organized to oversee shoreside and shipboard activities. Responsibility for policies and management in the different areas, such as environmental protection and safety, rests with the functions centralized at Costa Crociere Group level whereas management of the processes and activities related to product development and market expansion is arranged with a separate organizational structure for each brand. Responsibility for defining sustainability policies and monitoring the results obtained rests with dedicated structures:

 

Other governance topics

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...

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...

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...