Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

188 Recommended actions Policy and governance Engage with IMO to discover how it might be able to support the industry’s ambition to achieve significant improvements in the environmental performance of ship interiors. Engage with IMO to establish if it is possible to create an open-source library of interior products that have achieved the Wheelmark. Publish a definitive interior supplier guide to the processes and costs associated with obtaining the IMO Wheelmark to assist new sustainable suppliers to enter the market. Engage with regional and national authorities in refurbishment yard locations to explore opportunities to repair and reuse unwanted materials coming off a ship. Engage with classification societies to establish if existing green notations can be extended to incorporate maritime interiors, or if they are able to create a new notation for this purpose. Scope the primary land-based building assessment frameworks to set a base example for the development of a ship interior sustainability framework. Agree the basis of measurement for calculating the environmental performance of a ship interior (e.g. percentage of recycled material used, distance travelled per kg of material used, etc.). Create and maintain a repository of existing and in-progress global sustainability policies and recommendations that relate to maritime interiors or have the potential to do so. Research and publish a proposal for a new regulatory framework for maritime interiors that prioritises safety but also elevates the importance of sustainability. Explore the options available to reward (with financial or other incentives) owners and operators that deliver high sustainability performance levels. Owner/operator Reach a consensus on the definition of a sustainable maritime interior, supported by a checklist to direct design and build processes and actions. Identify all of the sustainable interior initiatives successfully completed across all passenger shipping companies and make this list widely available so that all companies can benefit from known successes (e.g. LED lighting, low-flow faucets, energy-efficient appliances etc.). Create a sustainable maritime interiors working group (supported by IMO, CLIA and Interferry) to prioritise actions, solve problems and otherwise contribute to the improved environmental performance of passenger ships. THE ROAD AHEAD