Monaco Marine, as part of its continuing emphasis on improved environmental practice, has decided to act to compensate the carbon emissions in its La Ciotat shipyard, through Yacht Carbon Offset. The Shipyard now invites all superyacht clients to Carbon Offset the electricity used during their time in the yard through a small contribution.
Monaco Marine will itself Carbon Offset a corresponding amount of electricity used for its activities and operations at the shipyard.
Michel Ducros, President of Monaco Marine said: “One of our guiding principles is respect for the environment; our ISO 14001 Certification in La Ciotat is a proof of our commitment that we share in all our shipyards. Building on our strategy of continually striving to improve waste management and overall environmental performance, the issue of greenhouse gases is clearly on our agenda. Working with our Clients on a voluntary basis, we see Carbon Offsetting as a pragmatic action that we can introduce immediately. We are pleased to be working with Yacht Carbon Offset to bring this option to our customers and to have the opportunity to widen awareness of effective carbon offsetting amongst yachts of all sizes.”
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Managing Director Mark Robinson commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Monaco Marine, in an action that demonstrates the Company’s commitment to continuous environmental improvement, and which is in tune with the increasing focus on carbon emissions in the yachting industry.”
Yacht Carbon Offset is also ready to provide a service to compensate for the carbon footprint of the fuel used by the yachts engines and generators. The effectiveness of the action is underpinned by Yacht Carbon Offset’s Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.