The launch of our Database of Sustainable Solutions has not gone unnoticed. BNP Paribas has offered its support to Water Revolution Foundation, as project partner, to kick-start the database and call on suppliers to register and submit their solutions for verification. BNP Paribas supports this positive step and concrete action to drive and accelerate sustainability in the superyacht industry.
“We support initiatives like this because how we respond to the challenges of the coming years will be key to the success and longevity of the superyacht industry. We believe that yachting can make important improvements in efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases through design and technology. When thinking of the infrastructure required to replace fossil fuels with alternative green energy, it is clear that yachting will be reliant on adopting new technologies, not only for energy efficiency, but also for other environmental impacts such as paints, noise pollution and end of life. There is an urgency to build and enjoy yachting differently for the new generations.”
– Olivier Blanchet, Head of Jet and Yacht Finance
BNP’s support is confirmation that development of sustainable solutions is the way forward and is gaining support in all kinds of ways. Water Revolution Foundation is working on a growing list of benefits which suppliers of verified solutions are eligible for. We thank BNP Paribas for their support.
We’re excited to launch our Database of Sustainable Solutions today. This database is an instrumental part of our objective to accelerate change in the superyacht industry through innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. It is envisioned to become the main reference point for the superyacht industry to find verified sustainable solutions.
We now call upon suppliers to register and submit their solutions for verification and inclusion in the database for promotion among key decision makers.
We’ve received great support from Italian sustainable leather brand Foglizzo who have designed an exclusive, limited edition Water Revolution Foundation lanyard. Foglizzo has made it possible to set up a fundraiser to help achieve our goal to neutralise the footprint of the yachting industry and preserve the world’s precious oceans.
To get yours, simply make a one-off donation here.
We were invited for the third episode of YachtTalk organised by Heesen Yachts. For this show the central topic is the sustainable future of yachting. Robert van Tol, Executive Director of Water Revolution Foundation, explained why the industry should turn the tide together and how to do just that.
“Our next major deliverable is a database of sustainable solutions, so there cannot be a lack of awareness anymore” – Robert van Tol
Robert is joined by Enrico Della Valentina, Team Leader Yachts at the world-leading research institute MARIN, and naval architect Perry van Oossanen of van Oossanen.⠀
Watch the episode now.
Despite only being one year underway, Water Revolution Foundation was surprised to be recognised by Robb Report as the winner of their Sustainability Award.
The explanation was that “Water Revolution Foundation’s business model made the most sense for longevity because it was being funded privately by some of the strongest superyacht brands in the industry. We also felt that the self-interest of these brands (making sure the oceans are healthy) was a stronger base than just altruistic organizations who rely on outside funding. We also felt that you were coming up with practical sustainability models that each shipyard could use internally in order to gauge and monitor their environmental impact. We felt that this was the most promising and serious effort we’d seen by an internal organization. This was our first Sustainability Award, and we felt that it should go to a group, even in its infancy, that would be around for a long time.”
So far 42 industry professionals have completed our Sustainability in Practice management course. Participants of the online version due to Covid-19, said they appreciated the valuable distraction during these challenging times. Motivated by the strong uptake and positive feedback, we are pleased to announce that the next online course takes place on 23 & 24 July.
- The programme will be divided over two days, taking 2.5 hours per day
- The number of participants is capped at 14
- Conference call technology will be used and the course slides will be shared by screen sharing
- The online course covers the same content as the physical course and therefore qualifies as preparation for the optional post-course exam assignment.
We offer the course at nearly cost price, at €315. The cost for the optional post-course exam assignment through the course provider remains at €380, making the total course package €695.
The content of the course remains the same:
Module 1: Sustainability (CSR) and the Business Case
Module 2: Current Global & Local Sustainability Trends
Module 3: Sustainability (CSR) Strategy and Related Global Standards & Guidelines. Measuring Environmental Impact
Module 4: Sustainability Reporting Frameworks and Stakeholder’s Communication
You are kindly invited to register here.
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