IGY Marinas is Joining Industry Leading Companies Around the World to be Better Stewards of the Environment
The importance of reducing the Superyacht industry’s ecological footprint becomes an important role in sustainability and IGY Marinas is taking steps to help participate in achieving carbon neutrality for its international locations and assisting captains in offsetting their impact on the environment.
IGY’s International Superyacht locations are working towards achieving carbon neutrality across our network by 2022. We are working with TBD to meet the PAS 2060 specifications for carbon neutrality. Our marinas are reducing our carbon footprint by implementing programs that meet the environmental standard that has been set by the PAS 2060. Some examples of programs to be implemented are using sustainable energy sources, recycling, on-site transportation upgrades, minimizing the use of single-use plastics, and many others.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
IGY Marinas has achieved creating one of the only tools to assist Superyachts in calculating their carbon footprint. We are giving owners and captains a way offsetting their carbon footprint by calculating the number of credits needed for a single charter or entire season. These credits are available to purchase and are used for programs that build wind generators, create bioenergy, create seagrass habitats and replant rainforests. The goal is to use these credits for the greatest beneficial environmental impact available.
The ocean is major factor in balancing the carbon cycle by absorbing excess CO2. With too much absorption water temperatures elevate, and shellfish and corals are unable to grow and exist. Join IGY Marinas in decreasing and eliminating the Superyacht carbon footprint by participating with us to protect our ocean and our environment.