March 03, 2014


The awards ceremony of the 'UIM Environmental Award 2013', sponsored by the Union Internationale Motonautique with the aim of promoting excellence in the innovation, development and application of environmentally friendly technologies, was held on Saturday, 1 March at the Salle des Etoiles of Le Sporting Monte Carlo complex in Monaco.

During the evening, Azimut|Benetti was rewarded for its commitment to promoting a culture of environmental safety in the workplace, and in particular for the 'BS OHSAS 18001' certification obtained by the company in December 2013.

The Group has always stood out for its innovative approach to safeguarding the environment and occupational safety. The UIM special mention for 'Environmental Benefits' is the crowning of the path that has led the Group to be the first and only shipyard in the world to have achieved the BS OHSAS 18001 certification for its six production sites: Avigliana, Savona, Varazze, Viareggio, Livorno and Fano.

Once again, the Azimut|Benetti Group stands out for the value and the aims of its investments, implemented in response to medium and long-term strategic plans to improve the company’s work processes and structures from every standpoint. These wide-ranging strategic plans take up a major
challenge: to combine excellent craftsmanship with production techniques controlled by innovative and highly technological processes based on industrial models. All this translates into safe and reliable yachts that retain their value over time.

Massimo Guzzo, Safety and Environment Manager of the Azimut|Benetti Group, stated: "This acknowledgment is first of all an acknowledgment that goes to all workers and employees. In addition we are particularly proud because it is a practical demonstration of our commitment to issues concerning the safety of workers and of the environment. For our Group, quality and environmental certifications are the result of important strategic plans based on the belief that the qualities for which we stand out in the world stem from the excellence of our production processes, from our organisation based on industrial models, and from our ability to develop innovative solutions that minimise the possibility of human error. In the case in point, we strongly believe in the validity of these investments, aimed at creating and strengthening a corporate culture rooted in the principles of health and safety, based on the conviction that it is only through a culture of safety that one can build safe yachts designed to last and to hold their value over time."