Seabourn Minimizes Ecological Footprint with ISO

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Gerry Ellis, Seabourn’s director of compliance, has announced that The Yachts of Seabourn has successfully achieved certification of its environmental management system under the ISO 14001 regime designed and maintained by the International Organization for Standardization. The ISO 14001 certification indicates that Seabourn has created an environmental management system that will enable it to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, to continually improve its environmental performance and to implement a systematic approach to setting goals, meeting those goals and demonstrating that they have been met. According to Gerry, “This is an international standard for the highest level of environmental management for companies. All of the ships and office staff ashore and afloat should be proud of this accomplishment.” As we have noted before, Seabourn Odyssey and her sisters are being designed to meet or exceed all the international standards for environmental management systems that will qualify them for ratings as “Green Ships” by the registration society R.I.N.A. Along with advanced wastewater treatment systems, the new Seabourn yachts will have technically advanced systems for handling food waste that will reduce the consumption of fresh water in the galleys, and fancoil chillers that will greatly reduce the amount of energy required to cool the suites and public rooms on board. Less energy means less fuel, so that will be an environmental boon.

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