The year in sustainability
The launch of our 5-year sustainability plan back in March this year set out some bold targets. As we approach the end of the first year, here are a selection of upgrades, procedural changes, initiatives and achievements that we have implemented in 2021.
We are about complete our first full year of 100% green energy supply to yachts in Barcelona, reducing our carbon footprint by 90%. With extensive shore power connectivity options, yachts no longer need to burn combustibles while in the shipyard.
Electric aero thermic heaters
The use of diesel for heaters contributes up to 50% of all hydrocarbon consumption in the Barcelona facilities. This year we piloted the use of electric aero thermic heaters as a cleaner substitute.
Electric mobility continues to increase both inside the facilities with the addition of charge points and electric vehicles to the fleet, and outside through the policy to prioritise electric rental cars for business purposes.
Waste management continues to be improved across the group such as the use of a new “cardplast” model that includes 30% recycled material during manufacturing, the completion of a plastic protection classification project to increase re-usage and recycling possibilities which could save up to 30 tonnes of plastic waste per year.