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Parkland releases 2021 Sustainability Report and continues its ‘Drive to Zero’

CALGARY, AB, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today, Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI) released its 2021 Sustainability Report (the “2021 Report”). The 2021 Report highlights our progress on our Drive to Zero, including our goals of achieving zero safety incidents and spills, upholding zero tolerance for racism, discrimination, corruption, bribery, and unethical behaviour, and supporting our governments’ goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

2021 was a landmark year for Parkland in which we formalized our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy. This marked a step change in how our organization is approaching key strategic Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and established baselines and set targets upon which we can continuously improve.

“When we launched our enterprise-wide sustainability strategy last year, we set ambitious and measurable targets to help ensure long-term success,” said Christy Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our pillars of People, Environment, Partners, and Responsible Growth are the foundation that allows us to continuously improve and expand our sustainability practices. We are excited to share the work we’ve done over the past several months as we continue to Drive to Zero.”

Key highlights from the 2021 Report include:

  • Continued to strengthen our safety culture and delivered strong performance with 2021 Total Recordable Injury Frequency of 1.14. This represents an almost 55 percent improvement since 2017.
  • In 2021, we co-processed a record 86 million litres of bio-feedstocks at our Burnaby Refinery. This had the equivalent environmental effect of taking over 70,000 cars off the road.

With our 2021 Report, we have set a new annual cadence for publishing future sustainability reports which more closely aligns with our annual reporting calendar.

For an overview of Parkland’s sustainability efforts and to read the 2021 Report, visit: https://www.parkland.ca/en/sustainability/overview

About Parkland
Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region, and Central and South America.

In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.

Parkland’s proven strategy is centred around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.

Forward-Looking Statements & Note on Specified Financial Measures
Certain statements contained herein constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to among other things:  Parkland’s business, objectives and strategies, including Parkland’s enterprise-wide sustainability strategy and its goals, targets and plans relating thereto, including without limitation, Parkland’s ‘Drive to Zero’ and supporting our governments’ goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050; Parkland publishing sustainability reports in the future and the frequency, timing and release thereof; and Parkland’s energy transition strategy, including with respect to developing, diversifying and decarbonizing its business, and its goals and plans with respect thereto.

These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this presentation should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions, including the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict; Parkland’s ability to execute its business strategies, including with respect to sustainability and energy transition; Parkland’s ability to achieve its goals and targets relating to its sustainability and energy transition strategies; industry capacity; competitive action by other companies; refining and marketing margins; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022 and in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q1 2022 Management’s Discussion and Analysis dated May 4, 2022, each as filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca.

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Royal Caribbean Group Unveils 2021 Seastainability Report

Report revamps Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework, highlights efforts to reduce emissions on ship and at port

MIAMI, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Today Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) released its 14th annual sustainability report, providing a comprehensive update on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework and activities across its three wholly owned brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

New for 2021, Royal Caribbean Group revamped its ESG framework to better reflect the company’s contributions to a more sustainable cruise industry. The ESG framework focuses on five distinct ways to deliver great vacation experiences responsibly: Champion communities and the environment; provide unforgettable cruise experiences; foster human rights and be an employer of choice; advance net zero innovation; and govern responsibly.

“All of us at Royal Caribbean Group are focused on delivering the best vacations possible and doing so responsibly,” said Jason Liberty, CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “This report reflects our commitment to continuous innovation and building a sustainable cruise industry while growing our business for good.”

The release of the 2021 Seastainability Report follows the recent announcement that Royal Caribbean Group has committed to another five-year partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). A flagship partner, WWF will help the company continue to establish sustainable business practices in areas including emissions, sustainable tourism and more.

This year’s ESG report highlights the company’s unrelenting efforts to decarbonization, especially through the company’s Destination Net Zero strategy, which aims to establish Science-Based Targets (SBT) and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Destination Net Zero, along with other ESG initiatives, will ensure Royal Caribbean Group develops ambitious and measurable goals for continued carbon emissions reduction, sustainable business development and growth, sustainable tourism, and waste management. Destination Net Zero encapsulates Royal Caribbean Group’s focus on serving as a catalyst for innovation in the industry, with developments that include:

  • Introducing a fuel-cell hybrid design that allows for zero emission in port.
  • Future-proofing the company’s ship-building portfolio through fuel flexibility and innovation that ensure each new ship class is 20% more energy efficient than its predecessor.
  • Developing waste management technologies that can convert waste to energy. Currently 100% of the fleet is equipped to be landfill-free.
  • Being ready, through shore power, to connect to local power grids as soon as it becomes available.

This year’s report was shaped by RCG’s 2021 materiality assessment and references the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) 2020 core reporting standards. The report is also aligned, to the extent possible, with the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards.

To view Royal Caribbean Group’s 2021 sustainability report and learn more about the company’s efforts, visit: www.royalcaribbeangroup.com/sustainability.

About Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is one of the leading cruise companies in the world with a global fleet of 63 ships traveling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world. Royal Caribbean Group is the owner and operator of three award winning cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises and it is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, the brands have an additional 11 ships on order as of March 31, 2022. Learn more at www.royalcaribbeangroup.com or www.rclinvestor.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the company’s expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and the company’s ability to achieve its ESG goals. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect our results include, among others, those discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as our other filings with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at www.rclinvestor.com or the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Caribbean Artists And TikTok Influencers Join Forces To Communicate Hurricane Season

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 29, 2021: TikTok Influencers, top West Indian cricketers and music stars are joining arms as the new “Disaster Fighters,” a team of influential figures, to disseminate informational messages on fighting the impact of hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, COVID-19 and other hazards.

Starting June 28th, West Indian cricketers, DJ Bravo of Trinidad and Tobago; St. Lucia’s Daren Sammy, and St. Kitts & Nevis’ Kieran Powell, have joined forces with musicians, Mr Killa of Grenada, Tafa Mi Soleil of Haiti and Ricky T of St. Lucia, for the TikTok campaign kick-off.

Popular Caribbean TikTok creators will go live and connect directly with the audience in real time to help spread hurricane preparedness messages and hear about the personal experiences of those who have lived through disasters. They will also invite users to show their support for the Disaster Fighters campaign by creating videos using the hashtags, #DisasterFighters and #HurricaneSeason.

A TikTok Challenge #MakeAPlan will be launched to inspire and encourage the general population in order to raise awareness about hurricane preparedness through creating and sharing creative videos, singing the famous Jahmar Hamilton phrase: “Make A Plan,” in a 10-second segment of the Disaster Fighters song.

The 2021 hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. The impact of hurricanes in the Caribbean region is growing every year, and it’s important to alert nationals and send relevant preparedness messages. TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile videos has partnered with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, (CDEMA) on this regional prevention campaign to raise awareness about the hurricane season in the Caribbean Community, (CARICOM) region.

TikTok will support the Disaster Fighters campaign to encourage people to be prepared for the hurricane season and provide access to informational messages on preparedness before, during and after a hurricane. They will also engage in livestreams and the creation of videos to improve community preparedness and resilience to risks such as hurricanes in the region.

The initiative is supported by the World Bank, TikTok, the European Union’s Caribbean Regional Resilience Building Facility, the Canada Caribbean Resilience Facility, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and Binance Charity. The campaign has been developed by the risk communications firm Pacifico.

For more information visit disaster-fighters.org

And follow DISASTER FIGHTERS on

TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@disasterfighters

Twitter at https://twitter.com/disasterfight

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/disasterfighter

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/disasterfighters

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For media interviews contact the Disaster Fighters team at info@pacifico.la

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