Yachts of Seabourn Publishes In-depth Sustainability Report


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Luxury cruise operator, The Yachts of Seabourn,  has published a 58-page report on the company’s sustainability performance in fiscal 2009, measuring the results of Seabourn’s activities between December 1, 2008, and November 30, 2009, relating to 23 different performance indicators defined by the Global Reporting Index (GRI).

“Our company is in the midst of a substantial expansion in our operations,” said Pamela C. Conover, Seabourn’s president and CEO. “During this period, when we are measuring the progress of our business in a number of ways, we also wanted to ensure that we are growing in a way that is sustainable.”

Seabourn reported on the areas of Environment, Labor, Human Rights, Society, Product Responsibility, and Economic Impact. Seabourn’s newfound development includes launching three new, ultra luxury vessels by June 2011 built by T. Mariotti S.p.A. of Genoa, ItalySeabourn Odyssey debuted in June 2009 and Seabourn Sojourn launched in June 2010 while the third, Seabourn Quest, will debut in June 2011.

Virtually identical from stem to stern, Seabourn’s new-builds are designed to meet or exceed the standards of the RINA “Green Ship” certification using enhanced systems such as fan-cooled air conditioning systems, Advanced Wastewater Treatment equipment and water-lubricated Thorsen bearings, reducing the impact of its fleet. Seabourn is currently the only cruise line utilizing bio-filters to eliminate oil from bilgewater. 

Seabourn itself has developed an internal environmental management system that has been independently certified as fully compliant with the International Standards ISO 140001.