Costa’s commitment to recognizing the value of food has received another important accolade.
MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, has chosen Costa for the award in the category for the “Cruise Line with the Greatest Charity Program”.

This is further confirmation of the success of the 4GOODFOOD project, by means of which Costa intends to halve food waste on board by 2020. This is a far-reaching program, ranging from a review of the process of preparation of dishes to the active engagement of guests and crew members with regard to responsible consumption. It also involves use of the international network of the food bank charity Banco Alimentare for the recovery and redistribution of surplus food, which is donated ashore so as to create shared value for the community. To date, Costa’s food support scheme is operating in 9 ports and over 115,000 portions have been donated to charitable associations.

This is this first edition of the MedCruise Awards, which aim to recognize companies, organizations and individuals who are working harder to promote the sustainable growth of the cruise industry. The awards ceremony, held in Genoa on June 25, was attended by Costa’s Sustainability and External Relations Director Stefania Lallai.