Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

69 Abu Dhabi Maritime asserts that “ethical and sustainable procurement is central to our sustainability strategy.” Mitsui O.S.K. Lines endeavours to “purchase and use environmentally safe goods and materials.” Materials Attica Group has implemented systems to ensure the sustainability of the materials it uses in its vessels. “We recognise that raw materials are not inexhaustible, but finite, and prioritise the use of natural resources as efficiently as possible,” says the company. “To achieve this, we implement programmes to monitor the use of materials; reuse materials; recycle materials; and dispose of materials properly.” The company adds: “We promote circular economy projects in making the furnishings for our terraces. We have brought in biodegradable tableware right across the fleet and reached an agreement with Ecoembes to recycle all plastic packaging.” Hornblower focuses on improving the impacts of three types of materials: “Carpet – contains Everset Fibers made from post-consumer recycled material and is also recyclable. Countertops – indoor and outdoor bars are made from pieces of recycled glass by Vetrazzo, Inc. Interior signage – printed on Plyboo, a Forest Service certified product made from 100 per cent renewable materials.” Viking Line prioritises “sustainable solutions in serving guests, such as porcelain, glass and melamine. The hot beverage mugs used on board for takeaway have the Nordic Swan ecolabel or are Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)-certified.” Wasaline states a commitment to “environmentally friendly materials.” Brittany Ferries says: “In the cabin, refillable dispensers have replaced plastic individual soaps and cups are made of paper. The soaps and shower gels are now eco labelled: fragrance and dye free.” Appliances Several operators focus on the bathrooms of their ships for sustainability wins. CTMA has achieved “complete elimination of hand paper thanks to the installation of electric dryers on board the CTMA Vacancier.” Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Limited says: “We have introduced various devices to further reduce water consumption, including automatic water faucets and water-saving aerators in the restrooms.” Integrating the SDGs for sustainability Scandlines identifies SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Construction) as central to its decision making. “We commit to integrating sustainability into our purchasing decisions, reducing waste and improving our waste recycling as well as through continuous consultation with industry to identify and employ additional initiatives,” says the company. “We consider procurement as much more than cost, and for every tender we run, safety, quality, innovation and sustainability are key selection criteria.” Source: Scandlines