The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has developed the Wood Forever program which aims to accompany the yacht builders towards the use of timber from sustainably managed forests. The Foundation is proud to welcome Burger Boat as the first official Wood Forever member. Burger signed a partnership agreement and committed to analyze their wood supply chain in order to be able to develop a sustainable wood purchasing policy and, doing so, fight deforestation.
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco officialised Burger’s membership on September 23rd during his visit to the Monaco Yacht Show. His Foundation hopes that the other yacht builders will follow this good example in order to drive the yachting industry towards environmental excellence.
“Our presence in the Principality of Monaco and the respect we have for our environment and Prince Albert II has certainly encouraged us to promote and support the use of certified wood products on the yachts we build. We are convinced that the yachting industry must set an example through ethical and socially-responsible behaviors and we are taking action within our organization to adopt these behaviors.” Jim Ruffolo, Burger President & CEO.
Burger Boat Company designs and builds custom yachts, in aluminum and/or steel, ranging in sizes to 200′ (60m). Since 1863 Burger has been recognized internationally for design, quality construction, seaworthiness, reliability and is the most respected custom yacht builder in America. Sales offices are located at Burger’s headquarters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Monaco to serve clients from around the world.
Philippe Mondielli, scientific director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is available to provide you with any further information about the Wood Forever program. Philippe Mondielli: firstname.lastname@example.org ; +3188.8.131.52.44 www.fpa2.com
Moreover, please note that you can contact our technical partner / expert for any question about timber regulations, timber species, certifications, wood market… Marine Gauthier: email@example.com +41.22.367.94.49 www.tft-forests.org