Carnival Corp. again in the spotlight for environmental offences

Carnival Corp. again in the spotlight for environmental offences


June 5, 2019 - Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise company, is again in the sights of the American prosecutor after 2016. In 2016, Carnival had to accept a fine of $ 40 million. This time a $ 20 million penalty was negotiated.

Already in 2016 had to Carnival Corp.. a US $ 40 million fine for environmental offenses by the subsidiary Princess Cruises accept. A ship of this brand has illegally entered “gray water” in the fragile ecosystem of the Glacier National Park headed in Alaska. The company was also accused of disposing of plastic waste along with leftovers.

Glacier in Glacier Bay

Glacier in Glacier Bay


It appears that neither Princess Cruises nor any of its corporate groups have drawn the correct lessons from the 2016 fine. After another lawsuit, Carnival Corp. this time forced to negotiate a deal with the responsible prosecutor for a US $ 20 million fine. Carnival admitted having committed environmental violations and violated probation requirements. The negotiated agreement still requires judicial confirmation.

Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Sunshine


In addition to paying the fine, the company undertakes to introduce improvement measures with regard to environmental protection and waste management. In addition, Carnival will notify all employees in writing that the CEO will personally assume responsibility for the violations. A corporate compliance manager and a chief compliance officer with far-reaching control functions would also be appointed. Annual training courses on environmental issues are introduced. A fleet-wide environmental action plan is also due to be submitted by August 14th.

Conclusion: There is obviously enough to do and judge in the beautiful, colorful and supposedly healthy cruise world.

 

 

 

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