Oasis of the Seas docked at St. Thomas pier.

Oasis of the Seas docked at St. Thomas pier.

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced Thursday that the company has been ranked among the top 100 companies in the world for its sustainability reporting and performation by being added to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index.

The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index serves as a benchmark of companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting. To be considered for the Index, companies have to be listed on a major U.S. Stock Exchange and voluntarily disclose critical data including their carbon footprint, energy usage, water consumption, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, employee safety, workforce diversity, management composition and community investing. Of course they also have to rank amongst one of the top performers.

“Royal Caribbean’s addition to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is recognition of our status as a global leader for its sustainability practices,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. “Conserving the marine environment is an integral part of our economic success. Our goal and that of our industry in general is to protect the marine environment and sustain the well-being of the people and destinations we serve. We appreciate the efforts made by NASDAQ and CRD Analytics to genuinely measure the performance of listed companies, and this recognition encourages and affirms our sustainability efforts.”

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. recently published its annual Stewardship Report, which provides updates on the company’s recent performance, progress and activities for Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International in nine important areas of stewardship including energy and air emissions; water and wastewater; waste and chemical management; conservation, destinations and education; community involvement; safety and security; medical operations; public health; and human resources.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL) owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, these six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with three under construction.

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