Royal Caribbean Environmental Department Deliver the WOW!


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For more than a decade, we have had a robust environmental management system in place on each of our ships, led by our Environmental Officers. Our company was the first to have a dedicated Environmental Officer on every ship, and these dedicated professionals are responsible for prevention of environmental incidents, and for overall adherence to our environmental management system. Environmental Officers report directly to the master of each ship and are also accountable shoreside to our Vice President of Environmental Stewardship.

The Environmental Officers are also responsible for training all crew members on our Save The Waves® policy and on their environmental responsibilities. All new and returning crew members receive mandatory orientation and instruction concerning their responsibilities involving Save The Waves® and the company’s environmental policies and expectations.

Save The Waves® helps guide our company’s operating philosophy. It has become an integral part of each crew member’s job and is the backbone of daily operations. There are four key principles of Save The Waves®:

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reduce the generation of waste material, reuse and recycle wherever possible, and properly dispose of remaining wastes.
  • Practice Pollution Prevention: Nothing may be thrown overboard. Nothing.
  • Go Above and Beyond Compliance (ABC): ABC means doing more than is required by regulations.
  • Continuous Improvement: Change is the only constant; innovation is encouraged and rewarded.

If you would like to be part of this innovative team, we encourage you to explore our current opportunities.