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Varador 2000 renews the EMAS certification for European environmental management

 Mataró Marina Barcelona remains at the forefront of its sector in environmental matters

Varador 2000 has just renewed the European environmental quality certification EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) of its facilities in Mataró. The EMAS certification is the most demanding regulation regarding environmental management systems that exists in the European Union. In this way, the nautical base for large boat lengths Mataró Marina Barcelona, managed by Varador 2000, continues at the forefront of its sector in environmental matters.

EMAS is the part of the management of a company that takes into account environmental criteria in order to reduce its impact on the environment. This system allows organizations to evaluate and improve their environmental behavior by implementing an environmental management system; periodic, systematic and objective evaluation of this system; information to the public and interested parties and the training and active involvement of workers. The main objectives pursued with the implementation of this system are to ensure a high level of protection of the environment, continuously improve environmental performance and obtain a competitive advantage from these improvements.

The renewal of this quality homologation represents a further step in the policy of continuous improvement and compliance with the environmental precepts that the company acquired by obtaining the ISO14001 environmental certificate for all its facilities, both from Arenys de Mar and Mataró. In line with its philosophy of environmental commitment, Varador 2000 has also renewed this certificate this year, as well as the quality management and occupational prevention approvals (management of health and safety at work) ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, respectively. The international ISO 9001 standard focuses on the effectiveness of the quality management system: it sets the guidelines to be followed to improve the quality of companies’ products and services and to satisfy customer requirements. ISO 45001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system that provides guidelines that enable organizations to provide safe and healthy jobs, prevent accidents at work and health problems.

The aforementioned quality certifications have been issued by the company SGS, the world leader in inspection, verification, analysis and certification of companies and systems, and the main international benchmark in quality and integrity. ISO 9001, the first to be implemented, has been renewed for the tenth consecutive year, and ISO14001 and ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) for the ninth time, uninterruptedly.

Mataró Marina Barcelona is located on the west dock of the Mataró port. This nautical base can accommodate up to thirty boats from 20 to 50 meters in length in unique privacy and exclusivity conditions. The marina, the only one of its kind between Barcelona and France, offers its customers mooring, water, energy, bunkering, concierge services, free parking and Wi-Fi for the crews, solid and water waste collection, among many others.