May 2023, 27>>
Riviera Zushi Marina has acquired the international environmental certification "Blue Flag" for two consecutive years.As Asia's first and world-class sustainable marina, we will further focus on contributing to environmental conservation, environmental education, and sustainable urban development.
The Blue Flag is an international environmental certification system that evaluates sustainable beaches such as beaches and marina, which is the oldest in the world by the "International NGO FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education)" headquartered in Denmark. 17 goals of SDGs It is a program related to everything.
There are 4 categories (33) water quality, 6) environmental education and information, 37) environmental management, XNUMX) safety and services and XNUMX standards on the beach.Marinas, which have stricter standards than beaches, are divided into six categories (XNUMX) water quality, XNUMX) environmental education and information, XNUMX) environmental management, XNUMX) safety and service, XNUMX) CSR (corporate social responsibility), and XNUMX) social and community involvement. and XNUMX standards, with additional standards to reduce environmental pollution and environmental impact.Even when renewing, it is obligatory to undergo an examination every year, and constant efforts are required for continuation.
Only beach marina that meets the standards can obtain the blue flag and raise the flag after undergoing two rigorous examinations, a national examination and an international examination.
Especially in Europe, Blue Flag Beach is visited by many people on vacation as "a clean, safe and gentle beach that everyone can enjoy".
Blue Flag marinas are also recognized as "well-managed, safe, comfortable, environmentally-friendly marinas that are well-maintained, have environmental education, are enjoyable for everyone regardless of handicap, and are environmentally beautiful." , and the blue flag is a universal sign of peace of mind.
Born in France in 1985, it has spread around the world, mainly in Europe, and as of May 2023, 5 locations in 51 countries have received certification.Certified beaches in Japan are Yuigahama Beach (Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture), Wakasa Wada Beach (Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture), Suma Beach (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture), Motosuka Beach (Sanmu City, Chiba Prefecture, Katsuura Okitsu). Beaches (Katsuura City, Chiba Prefecture), Katase Nishihama/Kugenuma Beaches (Fujisawa City), and Zushi Beaches (Zushi City) are only 5036. The Riviera Zushi Marina is the only certified marina in Japan, and is also the only certified marina in Asia. It is the first time.
[Background of acquisition]
In the Riviera, which started the marina business in 2001, I felt climate change and started to tackle environmental problems.In early 2000, when there was less awareness and information about the environment than it is now, the Riviera started with what it could do to reduce CO2006.Based on this, we launched the "Riviera Future Creation Project" in 3, and are engaged in numerous activities with the three pillars of "environment," "education," and "health and medical care."For example, instead of burning vegetable waste from the marina's restaurant at the clean center, we use it as compost to grow pesticide-free vegetables in our own vegetable garden and provide it again at the restaurant in the Riviera Zushi Marina. For the first time in Japan, a "thin-film solar power generation" panel was installed on the quay to use renewable energy for power supply at the marina.Through these activities carried out by our own employees and activities carried out through industry-government-academia collaboration, we have been steadily continuing for over 17 years in order to pass on the good old things and the natural environment to the next generation.In addition, since 2021, we have been holding the "Riviera SDGs Festival" that connects people as a hub and the "Riviera SDGs Works / Manga Award" to broaden the base of sustainable movements.
In order to further commit to the environment, we applied for international certification after a preparation period of about one year, and after rigorous examination, we met all 1 items in 6 fields. I got the flag.The marina was the first in Japan and the first in Asia to receive BLUE FLAG certification.
As a world-class marina recognized by the Blue Flag, we will further focus on contributing to environmental conservation, environmental education, and sustainable urban development.