Presided by HSH Prince Albert II, the Yacht Club de Monaco is a major player in the yachting world, both in the Principality and abroad. Its philosophy focuses on a certain ‘Art de Vivre la Mer’ and is based on what we firmly believe is a need to uphold and pass on the heritage handed down to us by our ancestors. Indeed, we want to ensure the YCM remains a vibrant, lively place of exchanges and activities for our 1,800 members, and for yachtsmen from all over the world.
Becoming a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco is above all a commitment: a desire to preserve a certain ethic, on land and at sea, to ensure respect for naval etiquette and preservation of our environment. Each and every one of us has a duty to uphold these values and disseminate them as widely as possible.
It is in this spirit that I decided to launch the Yacht Club de Monaco on the road to achieving ISO 14001 having a responsibility to respect the environment and to constantly look at ways we can improve on what we do every day to reduce our impact on the natural world around us.
Our main objectives will focus on:
These are our principal aims, while also complying with the other environmental texts that apply to us.
To achieve these objectives, myself and all the staff at the Yacht Club de Monaco are committed to:
– Implementing an Environmental Management System that meets ISO 14001 requirements
– Making available all the resources necessary to achieve our objectives
– Implementing a continuous improvement programme
– Raising awareness among our members and partners about this approach and sustainable development.
I hope that what we do here will go beyond the confines of the Yacht Club de Monaco and contribute to the Principality’s reputation in the field of environmental preservation.
20 June 2015
Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary