Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings raises sourcing standards for certain animal products: Travel Weekly

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said it has established higher standards in the sourcing of chicken, eggs, pork and seafood.

The company has set a goal to buy 100% of its chicken from suppliers in the U.S. and Canada that meet Global Animal Partnership standards for chicken housing and processing by 2024. 

NCLH also aims to buy all of its eggs from U.S. suppliers with cage-free environments for laying hens by end of 2025. 

Also by 2025, NCLH intends to source pork only from suppliers that raise pigs without the use of gestation crates.

Lastly, NCLH has set a goal for 100% certified sustainable seafood by 2025, noting that the company has already made progress toward that goal. 

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NCLH said that more than half of its worldwide seafood purchases in 2019 were certified by a recognized certification authority, such as the Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Best Aquaculture Practices or Global Seafood Alliance.

The company said it is working with suppliers to increase the availability of cage-free eggs, GAP-certified chicken, gestation crate-free pork and certified sustainable seafood. 

NCLH’s brands are Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

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