The International Superyacht Society introduced the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award in 2010 as the celebration of marine ecosystems´ stewardship. This will appear during ISS’s International Awards for Design and Leadership Gala on 27th October 2011, the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in Florida, USA. Yacht Carbon Offset is pleased to be nominated.
Yacht Carbon Offset’s Mark Robinson said: “It is a great honour to be nominated for the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, and a wonderful milestone for our company to be recognised in this way. The potential impact of greenhouse gas emissions has become a major concern for many marine ecosystems, from coral reefs to polar regions, and is now an important part of the ocean stewardship agenda. More and more leading yacht owners see minimising their greenhouse gas impact as a highly relevant consideration. Our mission is to meet this requirement, for any yacht, with a practical, rigorous and straightforward service.”
Yacht Carbon Offset provides a specialist service for those that own and enjoy the world’s leading superyachts and compensates for the Carbon Footprint of a yacht’s engines with equivalent greenhouse gas emissions reductions from independently verified green energy projects. Each project depends on the carbon funding, and Yacht Carbon Offset has Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification, so clients know that their action makes a real impact on net emissions.
The voluntary pay-as-you-go service is based on fuel quantities, so requires no onboard equipment. Carbon offsetting is of particular interest to owners or charterers wishing to minimise their environmental impact, and those choosing environmentally sensitive destinations.