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The certifying organisation AENOR has awarded six certifications of Quality, Environmental Management and Safety and Health at Work to the Alcudiamar yacht facilities, Colonia Sant Pere Yacht Club and Fornells Yacht Club at the headquarters of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) of the port of Palma this afternoon, which certify that they meet the requirements of internationally recognised standards, reflecting best practices.
The event was attended by the director general of AENOR, Rafael García Meiro and the director of the organisation in the Balearic Islands, Soledad Seisdedos, as well as the president of the APB, Joan Gual de Torrella, who acted as host.
García Meiro said that "quality is an essential element in the competitive tourism sector and that distinguishes it from other destinations. The Balearic Islands' yacht clubs and facilities have found solid allies in international standards to improve their competitiveness, sustainability and safety at work”.
For his part, Gual de Torrella highlighted the commitment of the APB in implementing a model of increasingly sustainable public management, with the "necessary and evident” help and collaboration of the private sector, in the protection and conservation of the environment in our ports.
The nautical sector and the environment
The three organisations have received the Environmental Management System's ISO 14001 certificate from the AENOR general director. Alcudiamar also received the ISO 9001 Quality Management System certificate and the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management certification. Also, the Colonia de Sant Pere Yacht Club were honoured with the ISO 9001 seal.
The Alcudiamar general director, Bartomeu Bestard, received the certifications of this nautical facility, which also boasts the tourist quality certificate and is located in the port of general interest of Alcudia, managed by the APB.
On behalf of the Colonia Sant Pere Yacht Club, located north-east of the island of Mallorca, its president Cristina Terrassa received the certification, while Joan Camps, president of the Fornells Yacht Club, on the island of Menorca, received his AENOR certificate of Environmental Management.