Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Following several years of unprecedented growth, MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil. The company is present in 45 countries and currently employs over 15,500 staff around the world. MSC Cruises recognizes that with global leadership comes increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which a company operates and is therefore strongly committed to social responsibility and sustainability.

A family company based on family values, with a vast experience of sailing and respecting the world’s waters, MSC Cruises’ social and environmental priorities are marine conservation, children, families and education. The company contributes to both international and local charity organizations working hard in these areas, most notably through its important partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Continually working on ways of lowering the environmental impact of its cruises through the use of modern technologies and environmentally friendly materials, MSC Cruises’ commitment to safeguarding the marine ecosystem has earned the company numerous awards and certifications. Dedicated staff are constantly searching for innovative ways to incorporate CSR into practices at MSC offices, during MSC events, and on board the entire MSC fleet, while MSC staff and crew are all encouraged to work in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way.


MSC Cruises and the Environment

MSC CRUISES AND THE ENVIRONMENT

As a leading member of the European Cruise Council (ECC) MSC Cruises has agreed to promote a transparent and sustainable cruise industry; to lead the development of uniform environmental standards; share lessons learned and good practices; to establish and maintain partnerships, co-operation and open constructive dialogue with relevant maritime authorities and other stakeholders; to encourage increased availability of appropriate reception and recycling facilities at major European ports, improve energy conservation, increase recycling and reduce waste.


MSC AND UNICEF’S GET ON BOARD FOR CHILDREN INITIATIVE

A family company based on family values, MSC’s social priorities are children, families, and education. The company contributes to both international and local charity organizations working hard in these areas, most notably through its important partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


MSC FOR AFRICA

We are proud to support communities in need in Africa through a variety of social initiatives. With our guests’ help, we can make a difference. MSC is delighted to promote three important social projects in Africa.