PROCUREMENT


From large mechanical parts for our ships to ingredients to feed thousands of people at a time, down to the smallest details, like toiletries, and medical items, we need to buy a huge amount of supplies for our fleet, crew and guests.

Managing environmental, social and ethical issues in our supply chain is critical, and we take a robust approach to this across all areas of procurement.

Read our latest Sustainability report

 
Read also our previous reports
 

Reducing Environmental Impact

We are working in partnership with our suppliers to raise environmental standards. All employees involved in any purchasing, sourcing and contracting activity must commit themselves to raising awareness among our suppliers on how to reduce any environmental impacts linked to their production chain, operation and final products.

Reducing reliance on plastics

MSC Cruises signed the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Single Use Plastic Charter. This commits the business, along with other signatories, to eliminate single-use plastics.

Sustainable Procurement Committee

In 2021, we created a new committee dedicated to making sure that our approach to procurement has a positive impact on society and minimises damage to the environment. 


Part of the committee’s remit is to standardise our approach so we can use similar KPIs across our business. For instance, we are introducing best practice approaches that mean that the teams that procure food and beverages will operate in a similar way to our technical procurement teams.

STEERING THE COURSE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE


For us sustainability means protecting the environment, supporting the people who work with us and choose to travel with us, as well as the communities and places that we visit and do business with.
Discover our sustainability programme organised around four key pillars: Planet, People, Place and Procurement

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