Hebrides Cruise – Environmental Policy

Brief Guidelines

We recognise that our activities in cruising have an impact on the environment in terms of the use of raw materials, emissions to air and water and waste generation, and seek to minimise this as far as is reasonably practicable. Hebrides Cruises reviews this policy on an annual basis, taking into account any changes within legislation and our organisation, and other factors. We communicate this policy to all our employees and ensure they are given appropriate training to raise awareness of environmental issues. We endeavour to communicate our policy to all our guests and make them aware of the natural environment in which they are cruising.

Hebrides Cruises is committed to:

Compliance with all environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the tourism industry.

Protecting the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes

Respecting local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage

Benefiting local communities – both economically and socially

Conserving natural resources – from office to destination

Minimising pollution – through noise, waste disposal and emissions

It is the policy of Hebrides Cruises to:

Make efficient use of natural resources by conserving energy and water, minimising waste and recycling where possible.

Meet its’ duty of care requirements in relation to waste by ensuring the safe keeping, transportation and subsequent recovery or disposal of waste

Keep transport use to a minimum and regularly service boats and vehicles to maintain their efficiency

Work with suppliers to ensure they recognise and reduce the environmental impact of their products and transportation.