Learn About Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Learn about Hornblower Niagara Cruises environmental initiative:

  • At Hornblower Niagara Cruises we are committed to respecting our crew, guests, and the natural environment. Through our integrated health & safety, quality and environmental management system, we strive to serve you better and leave the planet a better place than when we began.
  • Hornblower Niagara Cruises has an integrated management system that is certified in three prestigious and internationally recognized ISO standards.
    • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
    • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
    • OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
    • This three-pillared management system, which we refer to as RMS (Respect Management System), ensures that we are committing to high-level performance in the areas that are of utmost importance to us.
  • Some of the environmental commitments made by Hornblower Niagara Cruises include:
    • Recycling 100% of our complimentary red ponchos.
    • Green Procurement Practices (Battery Recycling, Pen Recycling, Retrofitted LED Lighting, Plastic Straw Ban, Food Packaging from Biodegradable Products).
    • Printing materials such as Property Brochures on FSC certified paper from responsible sources, while migrating to digital version distribution.
    • Installation of energy efficient XLERATOR hand dryers that reduce paper towel waste.
    • Offering a broader Online Ticketing System / Mobile App with Mobile Tickets.
    • Operating clean-burning, efficient biodiesel Tier 3 Scania engines on our vessels.
    • Educating employees and visitors on Hornblower Niagara Cruises environmental activities and programs.
  • Hornblower Niagara Cruises has made a dedicated effort to reduce its environmental impact, which has paid off with a Gold certification from Sustainable Tourism 2030. The sustainability certification program for tourism operators recognizes their actions and commitment to sustainability with third-party verification and recommendations. This, in return, provides a consistent and credible message to travelers and locals alike.
  • Hornblower Niagara Cruises was awarded the City of Niagara Falls Environmental Award in 2019- this award is presented to those citizens, groups, businesses, industry or organizations residing or working in the City of Niagara Falls who have made a significant contribution toward the protection or enhancement of the City’s environment.
  • These efforts have helped Hornblower Niagara Cruises achieve an 88% waste diversion rate.