IPM Group has certified its commitment to the environment as well as to safety with the blue flags received by two of its superyacht marinas: Marina Ibiza and Marina Port de Mallorca. Annually, the Spanish marinas receive blue flags by the environmental education association ADEAC for encouraging high principles of environmental information, education and management, together with services, safety and water quality.
Raising awareness to maintain the Balearic Islands’ delicate natural balance
The award criteria call for the creation of an environmental policy that includes actions in respect of water, waste, energy consumption, safety, health and the use of environment-friendly products. IPM Group upholds the basic principle of caring for the Balearic Islands‘ delicate natural balance, and sharing this philosophy with its users through information on local flora and fauna, and tips for using their boats sustainably.
In support of its awareness-raising policy, Marina Ibiza has published a leaflet with recommendations on making full use of the harbour’s green points and tips for making big energy savings and efficient use of water, as well as preventing polluting waste from leaking out by conducting periodic maintenance of yachts.
As for Marina Port de Mallorca, it conducts educational activities in schools to explain to the children how to care for the environment, and gives its clients promotional merchandise related to environmental care: this year, a special hose to wash down their boat with. It also carries out periodic thorough cleaning of its facilities and gives out information leaflets about caring for flora and fauna and about environmental best practices.
Environment-friendly harbours, from the facilities to the green points
Both harbours have containers for sorting recyclable and hazardous waste into, along with bilge and waste water pumping facilities, which are all signposted. In addition, Marina Ibiza has recently been landscaped and the pedestrian areas and pontoons have been planted up to blend in with their natural surroundings, providing further added value to qualify for the blue flag.
Another aspect of this added value is the sustainable transport which Marina Ibiza is promoting through its non-polluting electric shuttle service for clients. The blue flag is additional to the ISO 14001 certificate which this marina already holds for maintaining a fine balance between running at a profit and reducing the boats’ environmental impact.
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