Norwegian aligns animal welfare goals

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SINGAPORE, June 9, 2022: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, one of the world’s leading cruise lines that operates Norwegian cruise lineOceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, extends its commitment to responsible sourcing practices, including the legal, ethical and humane treatment of animals within its supply chain.

In support of the company’s global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, the company has strengthened its efforts with new standards and targets to promote animal welfare and sustainable sourcing in four key areas: chicken, eggs, pork and seafood.

“We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to animal welfare and responsible sourcing with concrete goals around chicken, eggs, pork and seafood. We recognize our responsibility to be good citizens of company and our unique position to positively impact our supply chain,” said Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd President and CEO Frank Del Rio. “We don’t plan to stop there, and will continue to engage with our various suppliers around the world to promote and encourage sustainable practices, including animal welfare.”

Animal welfare is important to the Company and its stakeholders, and the Company encourages its suppliers to have procedures in place to prevent animal abuse.

Current goals

Target of 100% for chicken purchased from suppliers in the United States and Canada that meet GAP standards by 2024. The company is currently implementing updated purchasing policies for chicken using Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards. These standards define humane treatment for housing and processing chicken. By 2024, we plan to source all chicken in the United States and Canada from suppliers that meet GAP standards.

Goal of 100% cage-free eggs from US suppliers by the end of 2025. For laying hens, cageless confinement systems are considered more humane as they allow greater freedom of movement and space to express more natural behaviors than conventional methods. That’s why the company continues to identify and encourage US-based suppliers to use cage-free environments for their hens.

Objective of 100% pigs without gestation cages by 2025. The company actively engages with its suppliers to source only pork products that have been raised without the use of gestation crates.

100% certified sustainable seafood by 2025. The company has made great strides in purchasing all seafood from certified sustainable sources. More than half of its global seafood purchases have been certified by a recognized certification authority, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) or the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), in 2019.

“Our strong and diverse supply chain, made up of nearly 20,000 global suppliers, forms the foundation of our day-to-day operations,” said Carl Robie, executive vice president of supply chain and logistics, Norwegian Cruise. Line Holdings Ltd.

“It is a natural step for us to align all levels of our business with our global sustainability program, Sail & Sustain, and we are pleased to formally define our commitment to animal welfare and outline our statement. overall responsible sourcing mission. Through these initiatives, we can ensure that responsible sourcing practices will remain deeply embedded throughout our organization. »

The company works with suppliers to increase the availability of cage-free eggs, GAP-certified chicken, cage-free gestation pork and certified sustainable seafood. If the supply needed to meet these goals is not available, the company will continue to work with its supplier partners to continue to increase product availability to meet demand. The company plans to provide updates on progress against these goals in its annual report. Environmental, social and governance report.

Please see more details on the company’s animal welfare goals and roadmap, animal welfare commitment and responsible sourcing mission statement here.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) is a leading global cruise line operating the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. (Your Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Stories)

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