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Hovertravel secures gold standard for green tourism on both sides of Solent

Hovertravel has been awarded gold in both the Visit Portsmouth and Visit Isle of Wight Green Tourism Awards; securing the highest possible level of accreditation for operating sustainably and responsibly on both sides of, as well as across, the Solent.

Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, explains: “We are committed to being respectful to the environment and managing a sustainable operation with these phrases embedded in our mission and value statements. Our HoverGreen brand has been a highly successful way of engaging our staff and stakeholders to continually improve our environmental performance. We recognise that we have more work to do and both these awards, alongside our ISO 14001 accreditation, are demonstrable proof that we are headed in the right direction. We are proud to be the first Isle of Wight ferry company to achieve these awards.”

The award schemes follow similar guidelines based around three themes: people, place, and our planet. These themes are to promote sustainable and responsible tourism and under each theme there are four criteria to meet.

Alongside the repurposing of our used rubber from our hovercraft into a unique souvenir range and into secondary uses in equestrian and horticultural environments, HoverGreen has also maintained an awareness of the impact the operation has on the environment; particularly those areas of operation which are environmentally protected and looked to reduce the consumption of resources and improve the efficient and sustainable use of those resources.

For more details please visit: www.hovertravel.co.uk/about/our-green-future

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