1. Maintaining our status as a 100% Climate Neutral company
2. Fostering an expert and diverse team
As a global expedition company, we seek to create a diverse workforce that reflects the global population. Within the extended Aurora extended family, 22 languages are spoken, and 61% of our workforce are women.
Our highly experienced Expedition Team – all specialists in their chosen fields – observe and interprets the planet’s unique landscapes and ecosystems in real time, sharing with passengers their knowledge, passion and care for the wild and extraordinary places we explore, fostering a deep appreciation for the planet.
For many Expedition Team and staff, our leading sustainability initiatives are one of the key reasons our Expedition Team choose to work for Aurora.
3. Taking action with clean up initiatives
4. Safeguarding fragile ecosystems
We lead expeditions with a strong commitment to safeguarding delicate ecosystems, local communities and cultural heritage. Our stringent measures ensure minimal environmental impact while promoting responsible practices on land and sea.
Some of these actions include, but are not limited to:
5. Championing SDGs
- Quality Education
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life Below Water
- Partnerships for the Goals
6. Implementing environmental management systems
Efficient environmental management is integral to reducing our footprint. We meticulously handle waste and water onboard and in the places we visit, in strict accordance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution (MARPOL) requirements. Initiatives like eliminating single-use plastics underscore our commitment to continuous improvement.
7. Nurturing collaborative partnerships
8. Embracing technological progress
9. Minimising emissions
Our sustainability journey continues through ongoing evaluation and adoption of alternative technologies. We continue to explore exploring innovative solutions to minimise our ecological footprint while prioritising safe and responsible operations.
Let’s take our decision to implement a dynamic anchoring system over physical anchoring. We had to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of each, and arrive at a solution that, while not perfect, minimises harm to the seabed and reduces GHG emissions.
- We can minimise environmental impacts in areas with fragile seabeds or in more shallow waters with a higher risk of anchoring on coral
- Main engine is used for propeller and bow thruster power, retaining the ship’s position
- Increases the fuel usage, releasing additional GHG emission
- Allows us to turn off the main engine and only use the auxiliary generator
- Uses less marine gas oil (MGO) and emits less GHG emissions
- Dropping a physical anchor poses a risk to coral and other life on the seabed
10. Empowering through Education and Enrichment
Our actions, including Clean Up initiatives, technological progress and education efforts, embody our mission to nurture lifelong ambassadors for the planet and are helping us to create lasting positive impacts.
Discover more in our detailed Impact Report, a testament to our relentless pursuit of a more sustainable future.