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Navigating towards sustainability: The yachting industry’s commitment to environmental responsibility

In the past 12 months, the superyacht sector has witnessed a notable shift towards sustainability and environmental accountability.
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Initiatives such as Feadship’s carbon-neutral superyacht, the Sea Index by Yacht Club de Monaco, the Designers’ Protocol, and MB92 Group’s sustainable refit service indicate a growing awareness within the industry. However, as the sector addresses its carbon footprint and embraces eco-friendly practices, an often-overlooked aspect remains the substantial environmental impact of yacht crew travel. The travel of crew members contributes significantly to carbon emissions, emphasising the need for sustainable solutions.

A Beacon of Sustainability in Yacht Crew Travel

ATPI Halo, now matured into its third year, is global travel & events management company, ATPI’s, award-winning environmental sustainability proposition. Now a trusted partner for numerous clients seeking comprehensive solutions for their travel related sustainability plans. ATPI Halo works with best in market partners and fully certified and verified reduction and removal projects to simplify the complex landscape of measuring, reducing and compensating for Scope 3 travel-related emissions, allowing clients to concentrate on their core business.

Measure-Reduce-Compensate Methodology

The core premise of ATPI Halo revolves around its ‘Measure-Reduce-Compensate’ methodology, providing a holistic approach to reducing emissions from yacht crew travel.

Measure: ATPI Halo uses data gathered through the travel booking process to offer clear and visual CO2e measurement reporting. This goes beyond air travel to also include other key elements such as hotel stays, rail, car, and ferry travel. This comprehensive measurement allows yacht clients to understand and analyse their entire travel-related carbon footprint.

Reduce: Experienced ATPI account managers and operational consultants assist yacht clients in planning travel that can meet reduction targets. By providing options and comparisons at the booking stage, yacht clients can make informed choices to minimise their carbon impact. This may involve opting for lower-carbon modes of transport, such as trains or electric vehicles, and choosing direct flights over multiple stopovers. 

ATPI Halo’s latest initiative enables yachting clients to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) direct from a leading provider, helping to reduce in-sector travel Scope 3 emissions. Certification of the purchased amount provides a clear audit trail.

Compensate: ATPI Halo offers access to a portfolio of high-quality carbon offset projects aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These projects, verified by world-leading carbon reduction project verifiers, include nature-based removals, renewable energies, and community development initiatives. Yacht clients can select projects that resonate with their values and receive auditable certification for their contributions.

Benefits for the Yachting Industry

ATPI Halo can help yacht clients to achieve several crucial objectives:

  1. Emissions Reduction: Yacht clients can actively reduce their travel-related CO2e emissions, contributing to the overall sustainability efforts of the superyacht sector.
  2. Commitment to Sustainability: ATPI Halo allows yacht clients to demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability, enhancing their reputation within the industry and among environmentally conscious stakeholders.
  3. Compliance with Regulations: ATPI Halo’s CO2 reporting suite supports yacht clients to provide necessary visibility of GHG emissions in line with emerging environmental compliance directives.
  4. Enhanced Reputation: By taking a proactive stance on sustainable travel, yacht clients can differentiate themselves as industry leaders, attracting environmentally conscious charterers and clients.

As the superyacht sector journeys towards a more sustainable future, addressing the environmental impact of yacht crew travel is paramount. ATPI Halo can help companies to minimise the impact of their travel through making better travel choices and compensating for their unavoidable CO2e footprint.

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